Are Humans Good Or Evil?

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Are Human Good Or Evil? Hobbes and Rousseau had an opposite opinion on how humans are. Are they good or are they evil? Hobbes thought that “all people are born selfish and will only seek their own interest,” (Thomas Hobbes) and that “ this selfishness often leads to violence and war.”(Thomas Hobbes) Hobbes thought that one supreme ruler should rule all people in order to prevent ruckus. On the other hand Rousseau believes that “the natural state of humans was one of peace and harmony.” (Jean-Jacques Rousseau) He thought that democracy was a reflection of our basic needs and that it was the only way to have fairness and equality. In this essay I will show you why I think neither of them is right, based on my beliefs. As I look into society today, I see many types of people. There are people from many ethnic cultures with different religions, and beliefs. Society today is very diverse, and that is why I truly cannot believe that people are either good or evil, because people have both of these traits. As humans, we live in a Continue...

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What I do not understand is, what is evil I think that evil is something that has been made up to give us (humans) an excuse for wrong acts that people have set out to do. As children we learn that evil is bad, and that we should never practice it, while doing a good deed is something we should do all the time. I think that an autocracy would work well because that one ruler would make society good. In essence, we cannot be either good or evil because we can practice both. As I look at Rousseau's political stand I see that he wants a democracy. These two situations include good and evil. There is not anybody in this world that can say that they do the right thing every day or do the evil or wrong thing all the time, because in life we know that we control what we do. society that tells us what is good and evil. An autocracy gives himher the power to rule all, to be the supreme ruler, but as mentioned before everyone would be good and therefore, that one ruler would do well for all, because he or she would be good. We get this information from our parents, that teach us what society thinks good and evil is. Whether we listen to our conscience or not, we still know what we are doing. On the other hand, there are companies in the world who are doing the opposite. When we do these acts our mind somehow tells us if it is good or evil. There are people, today, that are trying to save the environment, by protesting and inventing new products that will better the life of tomorrow.


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