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Human Character Essay

Assignment id 1006867
Discipline Biology
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"It is a sin to believe evil of others, however, it is seldom a mistake" -H.L Menckens By the moment they're born, humans have a naturally evil disposition. Even though the term 'wicked' is difficult to define, there are various views on morality. The most frequently accepted one, Moral Objectivism, holds that moral standards are universally transcendent, and that certain acts are right or wrong independent of human subjectivity. It's by this unspoken moral code that humanity's acts are judged. There is some debate if a fundamental human character exists, as social and ecological influences are found in the moment someone is born. However, if we can define human nature, it's beyond doubt, obviously wicked. The English philosopher Thomas Hobbes, notable in the 17th century, said of human nature: "through the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition that is called war ; and such a war as is of every man against every man" He believed that person had a right to guard his life and liberty from other people, which in his natural state, he had been born to do so. He used the expression "Bellum omnium contra omnes", literally translated, "The war of all against all", to describe this. We often like to feel that our race is naturally 'good'- it's one of the things that separate us from the thousands of other species of living things. Morality and integrity are the threads that hold together civilization when all else fails, and therefore we like to believe that in the very core, the basic instinct of mankind is to aid one another in distress, to support one another in turbulent times. However, in the current selfish society, that's rarely true. Through historic events, diverse spiritual beliefs, and empirica...

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