The Curse of Human Nature  

This seems pertinent.

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Whenever anyone comes up with an idealistic vision to put an end to war, prevent the destruction of nature, solve the overpopulation crisis, or put into place a socialist government that would create fairness and equality, we are always told – ‘great idea but it can’t happen because of human nature’.

What is this curse of human nature?

It seems that whenever anyone tries to do something good someone comes along to undermine it. They either selfishly exploit people or do something destructive.

This human nature is the side of us that likes inflicting pain and being cruel, greedy and selfish. It is the bullying side; the violent, brutal side.

Over the centuries religions have warned against this curse of human nature. They have set out rules and commandments and followed them up with humungous threats of eternal damnation. But that hasn’t worked. What with paedophile priests and greed and…

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6 thoughts on “The Curse of Human Nature  

    1. Maybe Hal. We certainly have a very cruel aggressive side that needs curbing. We need to give vent to our better nature, our higher thinking.
      Love conquers all.

  1. Namaste Opher 🙂

    As we touched on before, the quality of Education one receives is key to developing the mind and by extension informing the decisions me make and the actions we undertake.

    ‘Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.’ – Malala Yousafzai

    If only science could assist us further and identify the selfish gene with an objective of removing it.

    Hoping all is well my friend. Have a great day! 🙂

    Namaste 🙂

    DN

    1. All is good Dewin – I too which we could identify the nasty genes and excise them from our nature. We are a very flawed species.
      I believe education is the future – bit by bit, kid by kid, mind by mind – we change the world for the better.
      Love is always better than hate!

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