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    Default Human nature, does it exist?

    Do you think that a human nature exists? If you do is it intrinsically good or wicked? Is it possible to be denatured?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Do you think that a human nature exists? If you do is it intrinsically good or wicked? Is it possible to be denatured?
    Eh, I think it's limiting to say there is a specific human nature. There are obviously general notions that hold true for everyone, but then again there tend to be exceptions to many rules or facts in history.
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    Yes. But to answer the question that the OP raise by ourselves may not be possible, since we by ourselves may not even know our nature in the first place.

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    If by "human nature" you mean any characteristics thrust onto a person without their choosing, the answer is no. I believe that each person has actively selected his or her life conditions, including aspects of their existence with which they're born. Yes, the first thing each of us does is make a choice: to be this rather than that. And the rest of a person's existence is the living out of that choice. For that reason, I'm an optimist. I know I would not have chosen a life not worth living, and I know the same goes for others.
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    Yes, I belief in human nature. It is the reason crime will always exist, have wars, and form tribes of either ideology or identity. It isn't about so much the choices we make, but there is a general trend in favoring one choice over others in the general populace. Psychology touches on many group phenomena that can be attributed to nature. Just as certain behaviors favor certain genders biologically.
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    Of course it exists. And so profitably too. But it's neither good nor evil but a beautifully hungry, thirsty, wanting little thing. It needs. It desires. It both consumes and nourishes. Its complexity is often overlooked, and those who appreciate its subtle complexity are often made out to be abominations by those in the grips of lesser vision. Because its also very susceptible to external control.
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    The Sphinx is their cousin, and they speak her language;
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    and remember that which she hath forgotten...

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    Yeah, I believe human nature exists. I just don't think it's completely good or completely evil anymore. These days, I think human nature has its own spectrum between what we call absolute Good and absolute Evil (even what we define as "good" or "evil" has been constantly changing for millenia).
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    Yes. It's the same as every other hysteric and greedy ape that wanders the Earth, consuming and destroying everything in it's path.

    I do think some, few, are capable of better but it's easily drown out by the rest of the violent screaming animals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yuurei View Post
    Yes. It's the same as every other hysteric and greedy ape that wanders the Earth, consuming and destroying everything in it's path.

    I do think some, few, are capable of better but it's easily drown out by the rest of the violent screaming animals.
    You remind me of the British Empire in her heyday.
    I am the Cat who walks by themself; and all places are alike to me...

    For the cat is cryptic,
    and close to strange things which men cannot see.
    They are the soul of antique Aegyptus,
    and bearer of tales from forgotten cities in Meroë and Ophir.
    They are the kin of the jungle’s lords,
    and heir to the secrets of hoary and sinister Africa.
    The Sphinx is their cousin, and they speak her language;
    but they are more ancient than the Sphinx,
    and remember that which she hath forgotten...

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