We are human because, it is a natural it is just our nature. When we are mad, the first thing we want to do is get that anger out by doing something violent. I feel like its a natural instinct. Humans are just naturally violent. We start being violent at such a young age, example babies.
That is really relative. I always thought of our race as the in between, the combos, the weird ones that cannot rest in peace as neither a predator nor prey, as good or bad.
I´d say that what comes easily to us is being feral, violent, defensive. It is easier because we are self aware. It is much easier to destroy a tree than to plant a seed and watch it grow.
We have no real nature, but as soon as we realized we could have the most destructive potential ever, it all went down.
We are nothing but wild beasts who can either try to be human or just give up.
Us humans are always getting into fights and there is no way to stop it so sorry to all u nice and preppy little kids but im not gonna stop because you don't like the way its done just get over it and live your life the way you want to
When one weighs both sides of the story they will most likely believe that humans are naturally violent. When there is a conflict most people think about fighting, screaming, or provoking one another. You may argue that not everyone is like that but who is to say at one point they were not. Self control is something that can be obtained by discipline and practice. Just because someone does not act violently does not mean their first reaction is peace.
From the way I see this, there is plenty of evidence to suggest we are naturally violent. We gravitate towards violence all around us (most sports seem to be channeled violence, and violent videogames are usually preferred). Most people show violent and domineering tendencies even as children (bullying as an example). I don't see as much evidence favoring the flip side, that we are a tame species. Peasents not rising up is not a a good reason-- there are plenty of reasons they might not, and peasants found just as much joy in torture as the kings who ordered it (another convenient release for naturally violent tendencies).
If you look at human history what have we done...Start wars, riots genocides etc from the Khmer Rouge to Rwanda. Throughout the 20th century we have fought countless wars and in the second world war most of the deaths were civilians mind you. Although every human being is different so it is difficult to make a generic evaluation of all of humanity
Humans are rally like a sheep in herd (herd mentality). In animals matriarchal societies tend to be more peaceful. Bonobo (closest primate to humans) are known for their sexual debauchery and ''paedophilia'' but 'violence is big taboo unlike in chimpanzee's which can be very violent at times. No one really knows how violence started in human species, some say religion with it's restrictions causes changes in the brain (mentality) later in life after many years of trying to live by godly standards.
There is a story, said to be of Cherokee origin, that speaks to this matter, and to our shared responsibility. A young girl was troubled by a recurring dream in which two wolves fought viciously with each other. When she recounted the dream to her grandfather, a village elder renowned for his wisdom, he explained that there are two wolves inside everyone, one peaceful and the other warlike. At this, the girl was even more upset, and asked which one wins. Her grandfather’s response: “The one you feed.”
Between 3500 BC and the late 20th Century there has been only 300 years of peace as opposed to war. We have archaeological evidence that suggests that we've been fighting since before recorded history or food production. We killed animals, we killed our own tribe members, we've killed killed people of other nations, tribes, clans, etc. That's the way it has been and, unfortunately, that's the way it always will be.
The simple fact that we have any type of government suggests we believe society would spiral into absolute mayhem if there wasn’t someone making and enforcing laws. Essentially, we have very little trust in our fellow man to not kill or steal from us, so we willingly give up many of our own personal freedoms for the sake of protection. This in itself is pretty strong evidence that we believe a large portion of people aren’t innately good.
Every human is unique, so it is hard to generalize the entire population of the world as violent. Due to many horrible things we've done it is easy to think we are naturally violent. Also, the big things we hear about in the news and history class is all about the big dramatic decisions and experiences people have had that are most likely violent. This makes us think that those things are the only things that ever happen. However There are tons of people who promote peace and also plenty who would never hurt a fly. You cannot state that every human being is naturally violent because our personalities and ideas vary from one side to the other.
That humans are not naturally violent. If humans were naturally violent, then society itself would not have evolved. Sure, kings did take over by brute force, but at the same time, there weren't peasant uprising. If humans were naturally violent, then this would be the automatic response. Additionally, we see random acts of kindness all over the place. People donating time and money to causes that benefit humanity (i.E. Hurricane katrina, feeding starving Africans, etc.). The natural response, should humans be naturally violent, would be to take over/rob/take advantage of those people while they are weak.
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I believe that humans focus on survival and in some cases that may translate into humans acting violently. Survival is inherent within all living creatures. If acting violent towards another human or living creature will further one's life span most likely they will engage in that behavior. However, violence is learned and perpetuated by others demonstrating violence in situations were other actions could be more rational or effective in handling a situation.
If you took a baby and for its first four years treated it with kindness and kept it away from from bad things it would be a lot more kinder and less mean than someone who would be raised around bad influences. There are many people in the world that want peace and hate fighting and they would never want to hurt anyone so you cant say everyone has aggression in them. People who do bad things are usually provoked to do what they do, like if they grew up with parents that were a bad influence on them, or if they were bullied in school. It doesn't madder how but people don't just do bad things because they just want to someone had that influence on them to do that
Some humans may be naturally violent but in most situations I would like to think that people are naturally good humans and like to do what is best for others. I think we have many humans that prefer to avoid violence and live by a certain standard of morals that allow them to do good.
It is not the nature of a state of war, as Thomas Hobbes would put it, but a state of fear which causes the travesties in the natural state. It is mutual fear, each individual having it as their nature, that brings them together. The Hobbesian theory that people are always at war simply goes against the human nature of natural law that (Nearly) all people are endowed with.