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Questions about human nature

This text is taken out of my recent book, “Back to Ourselves”:

People who believe humans are naturally bad will find evidence everywhere, just as someone who believes everyone is good will find as much proof. When the two extremes of a philosophical argument are proven to be true, we can conclude that the reality is somewhere in the middle. What, then, is the solution for our question of human nature? To start, we can conclude that we don’t possess a common nature to the point of generalizing humanity. We all share some traits which are beyond our control, but those traits also exist in other mammals, which makes them a natural behavior of mammals and not humans.

We can also safely assume that the majority of the humans have some common traits that guide them. Humans build their beliefs mainly based on their education, societies, and personal perspective. The use of terms like ‘human nature’ is dangerous and misleading as it fixes a set of beliefs in the individual’s mind that represents a segment of reality. Moreover, this categorization of humanity creates an assumption that impose ignorance on individuals when looking in on themselves, their neighbors, and the world.

Throughout history, we can find acts that stem selfishness and self-interest. The interesting thing about those cases is that they normally refer to a minority of individuals and not society as a whole. Humans are unpredictable and don’t have the capacity to predict the behavior others. A moment of self-reflection will reveal moments and actions in an individual’s life that surprise them, and moments in which their closest friends’ actions surprise them. This doesn’t mean that we don’t possess general guidelines in our lives. It just means that sometimes, we act based on different values. In the end, life is very dynamic and constantly changing.

There will always be a minority who act against the “common good.” These people hold a different set of beliefs, and should be always considered as such. As we are entering a new “global era,” it’s important to understand that we are as similar as we are different. As we’ll see in this chapter, the unification of humanity under one sets of values isn’t required for the creation a better world. Instead, we must accept humans regardless of their differences and similarities, their belief in the majority of humans create a better future, and their willingness to oppress and ignore the minorities that try to separate us with violence and fear.

We’re all part of this planet, and we’re all sometimes good and sometimes bad. The majority of people on this planet prefer to live peacefully in their homes and raise families while belonging to a constructive society, knowing they’re part of something bigger than themselves. We are all indeed part of something bigger than ourselves; it is called humanity. For better or worse, this is what we have. We can choose to actively be part of it or ignore it, living in our small isolated islands that we call our life. Doing so won’t change the fact that we’re all in it together, and only together will we manage to create a better future for ourselves, our kids, and our planet.

 

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We have the power to create a better world – it is now in our hands!

Only WE can create a better world! With the fall of nationalism and the slow, but sure rise of the international cooperation, It is safe to say that the creation of a global society is an inevitable process. The development of the global platform is already in advanced stages. As any other development, its potential positive outcome will be determined by the philosophy hold by its leaders. The international cooperation’s which are leading our society these days, cannot promote positive globalization as they pursue self interest and greediness. Due to that, it is crucial that an aware and educated movement will arise by from the people.

Democracy has proven itself to be a productive structure, that promote values of freedom and equality. It promotes the creation of opportunities and freedom for the masses, while spreading its power through all layers of society. Democracy is in its primary stage of evolution, it have a long way to go for the sake of reaching its full potential. As such, it is vulnerable at the moment to manipulations of the rich and powerful.

The elite of our days are taking advantage of our vulnerable system. The fortification of their cooperation’s has brought them to be stronger than laws and governments. to promise their survival, a system have been established that enrich them in the price of the freedom of the rest of us. Such a system, became the symbol of our society, which reflect their strength and our misery. These elite, is part of the leftover of an old system, trying to hold power as long as possible. Their existence is possible only thank to our cooperation.

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It is in our hands to make the change

Democracy is a remarkable system. It allows to spread authority and create opportunities for the willing and dreaming. The philosophy guiding such a system, promote values as transparency and equality. Which should guide and protect us in times of darkness.

We all know and agree that something is terribly wrong in our society. Our incapability to find good solutions, comes mainly from our incapability to fully articulate our problems. In my book “Back to Ourselves”, I’m trying to create a simple logic that will create a new perspective. Which hopefully will allow us to start solving these problems and take the first step toward a better future.

Change is a process. It requires time, movements and willingness to fail many time before achieving success. Small efforts bring to a big movement, as any failure bring us closer to a success. The system is complicated only in our mind and only in there, we are too weak and small to make a different. I truly believe each person on the planet wish to create a better, safer place for his children’s and family. Only by actively promoting peace, equality, true freedom and socialism we will be able to arrive to this wishful prosperity. Be part of the movement and join my journey.

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For the sake of creating a better world, I believe a change need take place. A change that will come from the people and will affect our society on a global scale. WE have the power to create this change. It is in our hands to free ourselves from the reign of the self interest elite. Only by promoting values of sharing, equality, peace and prosperity, an healthier structure can be promoted.

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