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What do you think about human nature?

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Renee M.
Wednesday September 10, 2014, 6:55 AM

I truly believe there are more good people out there than bad. Unfortunately I think we hear about the bad more often than the good.

Francesca A-S
Tuesday September 9, 2014, 7:52 PM

I don't know, you hear so many stories of people doing terrible things, animal abuse, destroying the environment, crimes to other people. But then you get some people who are compassionate and do their best to help others. It's a hard one. I think we're all different although I like to think there is more good in the world than bad.

Mandeep Chhabra
Thursday September 4, 2014, 10:47 AM

Yin and Yang.
When people see things as beautiful,
ugliness is created.
When people see things as good,
evil is created.

Being and non-being produce each other.
Difficult and easy complement each other.
Long and short define each other.
High and low oppose each other.
Fore and aft follow each other.

Borg Drone
Monday September 1, 2014, 12:44 PM

essentially destructive

Darren Woolsey
Monday August 25, 2014, 3:17 AM

The human race seems to have a mixture of different aspects, of extreme aggression, of extreme compassion, of the ability to love deeply, but also hate deeply. The amount of energy alone we expend in negative ways (abuse, criticism, treatment of all over lifeforms, torture, destruction), I think would be enough, if channelled and nurtured correctly to fuel the planet and its inhabitants for generations. We're also a race deeply asleep, and operating mostly on auto-pilot, unable to see, feel and experience the naturalness of life. The phenomenon of social media and especially i/e technology has resulted in greater dysfunctionality and disconnectivity from life itself.

John B.
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 5:08 PM

Humans are essentially good.

Peter Aldus
Monday August 18, 2014, 7:14 PM


Natasha Salgado
Thursday August 14, 2014, 11:01 AM

Essentially destructive+cancerous.

Teresa Cowley
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 12:19 AM

Humans are capable of great things--good or bad. So many variable:nature, nurture,choice--ultimately though, I think we decide, within our limited scope, to be as we become.

Sue H.
Saturday August 9, 2014, 11:36 PM

I think that we are all multifaceted... dark and light.

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