reasoning logic wrote:
Not all of us see the world as you do Fido. I must be a mixed breed as I try and see good in all people. I do no that we all have the ability to do wrong toward each other.
You truely have a very different view of the world than I do and I am sure many others.
To see the good in all people you must first strip them of their humanity... We all grew up with romances of the noble savage, Tarzan of the Apes, Frankenstein even, the Last of the Mohecans; and many others... There is no noble savage, and nearly no natural nobility.... People are people, and judging by the Chidren of Barbarians I have worked with, there was nothing wrong with their heads...But they, and no peoples of the past were any better than the next... Humanity has never changed so far as I can tell... Instead of changing, people change their forms: -Of food production, housing, government, transportation, warfare, and etc... All progress has involved a change of forms, and every form has left basic humanity unchanged... What the Muslims say is true: If you would change the world, first change yourself... Then you realize how difficult change is, and settle for a change of behavior, or a change of mind... So, to say people are good, when people are all we have to compare people to, is daft in the first place...Trying to paint a good face on people is pure insanity...Humanity is humanity, not bad nor good, nor even better or worse... Humanity is what it is...People are what people are... The essential fact is: people are irrational mostly, ignorant always, and some times rational... Our only chance to change anyone for the better through the emotions which are irrational, and thoughts which are rational... No one can make a dent in ignorance since it is our common attribute... We are ignorant and we know it and we admit it if we are honest...
Let me give you another fact, which is the sole information I once took from a phsycology text book I happened upon: ALL Change is an attempt at problem solving...Not you, nor I, nor anyone changes anything in their lives nor their own behavior except in response to a problem they cannot deny...People can be naturally good, which is to say moral in relation to their communities; but to be better than that a person must be wise... How many is that???