Are humans really inherently good?
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Although I don't disagree with you, humans may not be necisaliry "good" based on your standards. What makes a person good is not to harm others and animals, such a vegitarian or vegan, but since they one eat fruit and vegetables, what do the herbivores eat? Another is to be abngeation, or to be selfless, you mustn't care about yourself at all and only others.
Also, regarding abngeation, seeing as it is impossible to be truly selfless (even the act of being selfless to make yourself good is selfish), are you saying that humanity CANNOT be "good?" I just want to make sure we are on the same terms.
Also, just out of curiosity, your response, while brilliant and thought-provoking, are a little vague to me in terms of the actual debate. Would you like to continue with this topic, or move on to the one you provided in your response?
Firstly, not harming animals is one component. Actually being self-centered does harm others, for example, splurging in money actually does harm others, others could use that money for food, shelter, etc. Humans can be close to "good" but they rarely try.
This is not to say we shouldn't be generous: giving to people who truly require aid is a very noble activity.
Also, terribly sorry, but I don't quite understand what argument you are making and against what. So if you could clarify... that would be great.
I'm sorry I am on your side.......but I say that humans aren't "good" only because they can't. And as it is to capitalism....even if someone does well, rewards don't always come, if they do, usually it's "luck",
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