Man is evil in nature. But good thing we have education because education makes man civilized and enables him to see the good in society. A man with no education will likely become a criminal because he has not learned about the standards society expects him to uphold. This is why prisoners should spend more time on getting an education while serving their time!
'Evil' is often misunderstood and its meaning is frequently twisted. I will define evil as "profound immorality" for my opinion.
I believe that humans are evil in nature because they are naturally self-interested. Criminals commit crimes because they believe the rewards outweigh the risks - laws work because of punishment and enforcement, not because of an inherent drive to do "good". This mindset is universal (tribesmen get along for their well-being, "altruists" "altruize" because the brain rewards altruistic behaviors, and the common man follows his laws for his safety), therefore self-interest is natural, and humans are evil in nature because self-interest can naturally become "profoundly immoral".
That is evident. Look around. So many sins I cannot count. At every turn there is murder and rape. Lies and dishonesty. Hurt and pain to animals and children. Pure hate everywhere. Stealing, cheating. Ignoring any kind of GOD.
Torture, deviant behavior disguised as trendy. Taking advantage of anything and everything. Mistreatment of the animals everywhere.
GREED is the ultimate sin of man. It encompasses all sin.
“The devil can cite scriptures of his purpose.”- Antonio. This quote permits the reader to forecast that there is something suspicious about shylock. Although he says the bond is just a joke between them, this quote proves him wrong. Shylock and all other Jews were brought up suffering because of their religion. Because of the nature of man is evil, the moment that a door opens up to Shylock which will allow him to revenge upon his rival, he will take that step and go through with the deal.
Mankind has to be selfish in order to survive. He also is indifferent. It just comes so naturally. He may not even be aware of it sometimes. You can witness this everyday in public. He/she can be good or polite , but mostly in own interest and he wants praise. Probably takes to much effort. Not to say that people can't act good but it is more rare.
When men had to fight for themselves of course they used to be bad that is how they would hunt and kill. However man can be tamed into a nice human being for example in third world countries they dont have any education that is why they are so corrupt. But in developed countries they have an education system.
Humans have always been greedy. We kill, rape, and steal from one another. We start wars to satisfy our desires. We kill in order to gain power. We rape in order to multiple our numbers. We are unondsads ad sad sa d sad add add sa sad sa dasd add as
We see that in today's society that there is a sysytem of morals. Without these morals and rules, society could not survive. Society is needed to have protection and the ablility to reproduce. Essentially man is affected by their enviroment and society. If there is no society, then how is man affected?
People have the free will to choose their actions and depict them as good or bad. The chemical oxytocin is released when a person is showing empathy and sympathy. In, conclusion morals will dominate our society.
Humans are 99% related to chimpanzees and bonobos. The tendencies of a chimpanzee have been proven violent. Many of that's in the wild have torn ears and cuts as a result of mating, or territorial greed. Furthermore, humans are drawn to wealth and power. We cannot draw away from the thought of a so called "better life" provided with money, or a future controlled by men like us. For example, World War II, the Civil War, and many others were begun as a disagreement between different men holding wealth and power.
My contribution is taken from the religious point of view, according to the Scripture. The Bible tells in Genesis 6:5 that there is nothing in the kind of man but evil continually. For this reason God decided to destroy the world with water. In the early chapter of Genesis, it is written that Cain also killed his brother Abel. That was the first murder noted in the Bible and thereafter there were many offences committed by mankind. There are many atrocities committed by man for their own selfish reasons. The most excuses given is that it is easy to do evil than good. For those who support this view definitely are in of a deliverance. We need God to help us to change from our evil ways. May the Almighty Jehovah God help us all.
Their is no objective standard that can be validated to determine absolute morality. Evil as such, does not exist. There is only "socially acceptable" and "anti-social" behavior. People cannot be "bad or good", but can only make rational or poor decisions. Some of those decisions may be morally unacceptable. In light of that, motivation for behavior is another key factor to consider when judging anti-social behavior as either criminal or negligent.
Though there are many people in this world who regularly choose to do evil, I do not believe that the basic nature of man is to be evil. People have a basic desire to do good and have good done to them. People feel good when they choose to do the right thing and treat others well. If the base of our nature was evil, we would instead feel good about ourselves when evil is everywhere and that is simply not the case.
If we were evil in nature we would not be able to live in harmony with each other, as mostly we do. We cooperate quite well with each other and manage to accomplish an awful lot of progress by working together. Most of our social discourse revolves around what the right thing to do would be in any situation. Our history of the arts, and literature, all seek to find the best of our characteristics and not the worst. We may have a dark side that needs to be kept in check, but most of us do it quite well.
While people can become indeed quite evil, that is not how they start off. People know the difference between right and wrong, people know what hurts others and what doesn't. Most people stay on the right side of these things, and while they may have evil thoughts at time they know that they cannot act upon them.
I do not think that man is evil in nature. Man becomes evil when he cannot deal with temptations that are happening in his or her particular environment. I believe that all people are basically good. Evil becomes a factor when someone is doing something outside of their basic element and giving into those temptations.
When we are born into this world, we are born neutral. We are mostly influenced by parents and peers (people around us). This is why there are people who live for hatred, violence and destruction and others who live for charity and helping others. However,from another perspective,there is actually another question-the definition of "good"and"bad". Regarded in the traditional sense, good is seen as helping others while bad as making use of others or putting them in disadvantage. There is an old Taoist saying which goes "there is good in every evil, and evil in every good. The "evil may be putting others at a disadvantage, but may actually be helping others.
Men are good- it's just the society around them that makes them evil. People make them evil. Not themselves. Not everyone is evil. Just people that choose to be evil are evil. Yes, men are greedy, but selfishness does mean good in certain situations. Man is good, not evil. :)
Man in itself is born neither good nor evil, nurture and circumstance is what drives someone to swing either way. Sure, some of it may be down to your DNA, some people may be more likely to become evil than good, but in honesty, it's mainly down to the live that person has lived.
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With the knowledge of Good and Evil and the differentiation into one category or the other, if man were inherently Evil, then there could be no support for an argument that he is NOT Evil. If man were inherently Evil, where would the definition of Good come from for the Evil that he is by Nature would just be what he was. In order to describe himself as Evil or Good, man must have developed a division between the two, at which point, we ask ourselves, if one is better than the other, why would he ever describe himself as the other. He would not, logically, because such a proposition would be to put himself in the worst light, unless of course he considered "Evil" to be better than "Good", which would be subjective. In order to create a division of Good vs Evil, man must be either capable, inherently of both, or such a division must be enforced externally. Thus, by negating the possibility that an inherently Evil being could describe or have reason to describe themselves as not Evil, without an external force and the overwhelming votes of the Good people describing the majority as Evil, we see that man is either prone to being inherently Good or inherently neither.