Friday, 27 April 2012

Which is the natural state?

I was watching the news, and a thought popped into my head.

Are humans fundamentally peaceful by nature, until circumstances and injustice (perceived or real) turn them to violence?


Are humans innately violent beings, who contain themselves in fragile shells of peace until selfish motives, lust for power and greed bring forth their innate selves?

I would like to think the former, but glancing around this little planet today, it does seem to be the latter.


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