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Desmond Tutu And Daughter On Human Goodness And Their New Book 'Made For Goodness' (VIDEO)


First Posted: 05/10/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:45 PM ET

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent resistance to South African apartheid, has written a book with his daughter, Reverend Mpho Tutu, about human goodness. The book, "Made for Goodness," talks about the scientific basis for the belief that humans are good at our core. Tutu discussed the science, explaining that we feel physical discomfort when we're angry, and that anger can lead to dangerously high blood pressure.

When asked what he hopes people will take away from the book, Tutu responded:

I'd hope that they'd say, "Ah yes, I didn't look to see that there was that beauty. I am beautiful!"

You can read an excerpt from "Made for Goodness" on the "Good Morning America" website.

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