According to neuroscience, our brains are wired to detect and reject a perceived injustice. Fairness is a currency with a transfer rate so high that refusing something we perceive to be unfair is a motive in itself, a principle that translates into victory and loss without any material goods exchanging hands. In that light, Iranian diplomat Javad Zarif’s remark in a recent YouTube video that his country is being told it “cannot do what everyone else is doing” makes better psychological sense. As well as their own firmly held perceptions of what is fair in this upcoming deal, both sides need to accommodate for another view.
Source: The Atlantic