Like a tabula rasa, I believe there is no such thing as human nature; rather, each of us is encoded as we as grow and are nurtured. I do, however, believe that the majority of people are basically good. And, when people are suffering, the majority of people want to help. Unfortunately, however, helping is too often reactionary rather than thoughtful. We are seeing the truth of that statement now, in the days after Hurricanes Harvey and the forthcoming Irma.
In the past couple of weeks, Read more
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I do believe that at birth we are all tabula rasa, and it is nurture that takes over and shapes our ways of thinking, doing, responding, etc. When people say, it is “human nature to do …,” I cringe. I know nothing that is human nature. (Instinct and human nature are not one, as the former is something that we all do, as definitions say, without “knowing” or thinking; we just do).
As the world threatens to crumbles around us, I am struck by Read more