This Simple Experiment With Monkeys Perfectly Explains How Society Holds Us Back

Have you ever wondered why people do things for no good reason? Ever looked around and wondered how habits and obscure social norms formed?

Or how an entire country was socially conditioned to execute its own people or how racism could spread like a plague?

Maybe you've always wondered how free speech became limited or how dictators were able to rule over mute populations for centuries?

This experiment by Harry Harlow and his associates at the Primate Laboratory of the University of Wisconsin gives profound insight to the human condition through the use of monkeys.

There have been multiple explanations published claiming that the study explains the condition of hampering free speech, as well as the regulation and social conditioning of the masses.

It's how dictators rise and fascism spreads.

via Principles of General Psychology (1980 John Wiley and Sons), Photo Courtesy: Tumblr