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  • Good Thing we Have Education

    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!

  • Human nature disregards immorality

    '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".

  • Man is evil by nature

    Man is evil; By nature, I believe we are the most cruel animal that exists, shown by our ability to exploit our environment due to our higher intelligence. Whatever act of morality we might portray, is just a suppression of our inherent nature to be evil, some people may suppress it better than others, but evil by nature will always be imprinted upon us.

  • Nature itself is cruel

    Humans are the most advanced form of nature. Intelligence combined with a selfish desire to survive and reproduce makes for a being that is capable of supreme evil. Deceit, duplicity, lies etc. are all human characteristics. Other predatory animals, in spite of their wild, competitive behaviour cannot match humans in terms of our ability to destroy others for our own gains.

    This tendency is not learned it is inborn. Only the behaviours in which evil is manifested are learned; the aggressive, predatory instincts are there from childhood. We have evolved as a highly successful product of nature, nature is cruel therefore we are very successful because of our cruelty.

    Sociopaths, machiavellians and narcissists are usually the most successful, the average person gets by ok with a mixture of traits and those who are good die without any reward, having made sacrifices for others.

  • Nature itself is cruel

    Humans are the most advanced form of nature. Intelligence combined with a selfish desire to survive and reproduce makes for a being that is capable of supreme evil. Deceit, duplicity, lies etc. are all human characteristics. Other predatory animals, in spite of their wild, competitive behaviour cannot match humans in terms of our ability to destroy others for our own gains.

    This tendency is not learned per se. Only the behaviours in which evil is

  • Yes man is evil by nature

    The nature of man is evil; his goodness is the result of his activity. Now, man's inborn nature is to seek for gain. If this tendency is followed, strife and rapacity result and deference and compliance disappear. By inborn nature one is envious and hates others. If these tendencies are followed, injury and destruction result and loyalty and faithfulness disppear. By inborn nature one possesses the desires of ear and eye and likes sound and beauty. If these tendencies are followed, lewdness and licentiousness result, and the pattern and order of propriety and righteousness disappear. Therefore to follow man's nature and his feelings will inevitably result in strife and rapacity, combine with rebellion and disorder, and end in violence. Therefore there must be the civilizing influence of teachers and laws and the guidance of propriety and righteousness, and then it will result in deference and compliance, combine with pattern and order, and end in discipline. From this point of view, it is clear that the nature of man is evil and that his goodness is the result of activit

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  • Mankind takes and takes

    Leaving religion, philosophy and any type of "ism" beside, man is naturally evil. Unlike other beings on this earth, we continue to move forward, so we think. All we have done is make things easier for ourselves, and completely diminish our bond between the us and the earth. We have no meaning to life! All we do is make false assumptions on how we should live instead of working together, we turn on each other. This is why man is evil.

  • Yes man is evil

    Man is evil by nature, but only a select few has been able to break from this pre-set mind of being evil. Firstly this evil is expressed mainly when man is entrusted with power, examples of this can be seen in several countries that have seen war and likes, this wars are mainly as a result of one man's unwillingness to leave office hence avoiding blood shed and killings.

  • Betrayed by mother and brothers

    M family was evil. Love was not the ruling force in my family but deceit was the cover to various evils in my family: they all cling to the perceptions of righteousness but could easily express the pretenses to fairness and decency while screwing the next guy without guilt and remorse.

  • People are born with sin, and sin is evil.

    Humans are naturally born evil because they are born with sin. A child isn't born giving generously, sharing their toys, or anything good like that; they don't know better. A child must learn to share their toys and to be nice to other people. However, people can be forgiven of their sins by God if they just truly ask him to. God is just forgiving like that. And if you're just wondering why God left us this way, it's so that we will be able to cultivate a closer relationship with Him, that would be established by overcoming challenges with Him and His strength.

  • We have a choice.

    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.

  • Oh god no.

    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. :)

  • No, because evil doesn't exist

    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.

  • Would evil enjoy good? NO!

    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.

  • No, people are actually good in nature.

    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.

  • Man is not evil

    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.

  • Man is Not Evil

    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.

  • well, no, but yes?

    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.

  • Listen to your heart: yes and no.

    We are born innocent. Through out life we face daily trials; it is these trails that shape us. Whether we are evil or not depends upon how we react to the trails. There will always be "Naughty-Ones", the ones that try to push us down; it is our decision to listen to them. Yet, to equalize the situation; we have our "Do-Gooders". They are the ones that try to pick us up.
    So, in the long run; it boils down to us. Listen to the "Naughty-Ones", and let the bullying twist our hearts and turn us into one of them. Or, let the "Do-Gooders" pick us up. Let them into our lives and pay them back for their help. Pay them back, by helping others.
    Whether or not we are evil, depends entirely on ourselves. Listen to your heart, take a look around. Are you push the "Do-Gooders" in your life away? You can be a good person and make stupid decisions. Just don't let those decisions control your life.

  • People want to be good

    Some people are corrupt, not all. There are many genuinely good people on the planet and if you go out in the world you will find that there is much more good than bad. Ultimate Lesson: quit watching the news because they show the people what they want to see, drama, and drama is more than likely bad. If you go out and experience the world you will realize that doing good is natural for humans. Heck, I'm 15 years old and I know this.


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