Are Human’s Inherently Evil A great man once remarked “All men are created equal”. Well that observation was correct, except that mankind is only equal in the eyes of moral judgment. Here I will show how man is inherently evil, but not at his request. There can be a wide spectrum of emotions that mankind can display, but these days the dominant traits are greed and hatred. Emotions and environmental stimuli dictate our actions. Every action we display has been impacted upon by some other outside force, be it another person or how your day is going.
Deep down people have to desire to be good, but the evil inside us all always finds a way to burrow to the top. For millennia man has fought his inner demons only to find that this battle is futile. Only because man is susceptible to peer influence at every turn. And why is that, is it the ever growing need to conform to society’s norm, is it the need to be liked by others, or is it curiosity of the things people do. In my opinion man’s need to conform is the underlying reason why he does the things he does. Conformity makes us feel safe, it makes us feel like we are one of a group, when in reality we are one in a group of five billion.
If conformity dictates a person’s way of being, why does that make man evil? Conformity is evil since mankind imitates what he sees from other persons unknown. Even if the action is illegal or immoral. Man sees that money will buy him love, friends, and financial stability, in which it will not, just spiral that person down the rabbit hole. Where does the rabbit hole lead? It leads to a circle of viscious carnality, destroying other people like nothing just so another zero is added to your paycheck. This is where conformity leads us, from simple beings, to devils in the eyes of those who hold the key to our humanity. Those people being the ones who are closest to us, our dear friends, and our family. In conclusion, mankind has a long ways to go before we can be called humans, since now “Demons” would be the best adjective to describe our race.
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