We are asked that either human nature is good or bad, and whether the nature is genetic or developed. Those classmates who presented their opinion said that it can be both, it can be enhanced by situation, and it depends on the perspective. I think human nature is originally savage. This is because being savage is crucial for humans to survive in the wild of nature. Savagery helped them to kill other animals brutally, attack other tribes unhesitatingly, and expand the families forcibly. In other words, our genes include the savagery because we are the descendants of survivors. However, I don't think this savagery is bad because it is an ambition for living. Moreover, either this savagery is considered as good or bad, people are now trying to be less brutal since being savage is no longer helpful in the current society. This attempt to reduce the brutality is not told or enhanced, but we naturally started. Therefore, I believe human nature is good, or at least trying to be good, and this nature can be developed by being "natural."
I believe human nature is naturally good. I just think people do bad things because they don't realize the things they are doing are harmful. For example, the Muslim terrorists think they are doing a good thing accomplishing the will of god by killing innocents but in reality they are doing evil deeds.
I agreed with all the presenters who gave their ideas on human nature being both good and bad. I think it’s something that no one can be born with because we are all innocent at the beginning. Things that we go through in life and the things we are taught make us who we are. But I also think that there are times when something inside people might cause them to do bad things even if they haven't had anything bad happen in their lives or anything influence them.
I agree with the presenters. One of the presenters mentioned the development of a child, and how they're innocent and pure. They know nothing of racism and prejudice until they are influenced by their elders such as teachers and parents. One presenter also mentioned how the good and bad things aren't necessarily part of human nature but are based on impulsive decisions. I believe constant (bad) impulsive decisions, in most cases, eventually lead to the character development of (possibly) violence and hatred.
As we ponder whether human nature is innately good or bad, there are several explanations with which we try to explain our reasoning. The three speakers who presented their findings on this subject during class I feel had described their point of view on the subject in a similar manner. They stated that human nature is influenced significantly by the environment in which they grow and thrive in (such as their home and school life). One presenter also added that this quality of life that influences the individual’s human nature comes down to the point of view of other individuals who may or may not think that individual is good or bad. I feel I agree with all of their explanations to some extent because I do feel we as people are a product of the environment we grow up in as children and adolescents (as we are susceptible to influences around us at these young stages in life).
I agree with what the presenters said. I believe that one is not born with a specific type of nature, good or bad. I believe that how a child is raised is what influences their behavior. what one goes through during one's life as well as their own beliefs, thoughts, ideas, social/parental influences is what causes one to be good or bad.
I would agree with the points all three presenters made on the subject. The more stronger arguments used the combination of nature vs nurture to give any specific human a good or bad label, on a case by case basis. However, without trying to get off topic by attempting to define good and evil, I would like to compare human nature with nature in general (since we are part of nature). Where someone would see small children fighting over a toy as 'selfishness' or 'inherent evil', any other animal vying for dominance is seen as a product or mechanism of natural selection. I just want to bring to attention to the fact that Morality (another topic for another time) can very likely just be a construct of civilization as opposed to something rooted, and/or exclusive, to the nature of humanity.
I believe that human nature are both good and bad. i agreed on one of our classmates that human nature are not born to be good or bad, but develop to be good or bad. I believe people are learned not only around their family, but around their environment as well. Someone can be raise by cruel family that has no intention of caring their child, but can still end up a good human being and a successful person. Someone can also live in poverty neighborhood with a high rated crime area, but can still become a good human being. However, we choose our path to be good or bad. I believe humans know in our conscious of what's good or bad when our brain is mature enough to understand of what's right or wrong.
I agree with the presenters saying that it can be both good and bad. One speaker mention the development of growing up. I think it affects both youth and adults. It all depends on the influences of people, the environment we live in, and our own beliefs/value. These aspects is what causes people's human nature to either change or stay the same.
I agree with all the presenters saying if Human Nature is positive or negative. First off, it all starts with how the child was raised. A child raised with responsible parents is more likely to do good deeds than a child raised with none at all. The environment also plays a big factor. I was born around kids who rode bikes and listened to rap music and that had a big impact on me. Human nature is naturally good but its the world around us that changes us and makes us who we are.
One presenter mentioned that human nature is neither good nor bad and I agree completely. I also feel that we are born good, both innocent and pure. It is our experiences that make us bad and may turn us into something we are not. Throughout our lives we see and experience a lot with our own eyes that can change our view of something or taint a belief that we once had.
As I thought about this question, multiple answers were created in my mind and listening to the speakers helped elaborate them. I agreed with Alma that you can be born aggressive and that how and where you are raised can give you the choices as to if you are aggressively optimistic or aggressive, in a murderer-like way. It was interesting to hear all the speakers give their thoughts because it opened my eyes to new perspectives that I might have not thought of before.
I agree with the point made that the environment plays a large role in shaping the development of a person's characteristics and beliefs. Some may have innate traits they are born with, however most ideals are shaped by the people and experiences they face. It mostly comes down to the perspective of the person and their time.