Sports is to war as pornography is to sex. We get to exercise some ancient, ancient drives.

Jonathan Haidt

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“The Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives.” TED2008. Mar. 2008. Conference Presentation.

Source: "The Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives." TED2008. Mar. 2008. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: According to this quote from psychologist Jonathan Haidt, sports and pornography are both ways that humans act out primal, instinctual needs for violence and sex. The quote is from Haidt's 2008 TED Talk about the moral values that form the basis of our political choices. Watch the full TED Talk here: Jonathan Haidt - The Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives
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