Man is innately good or no?

@marvit79 (342)
Italy
December 2, 2006 10:25am CST
I think that man is innately good because no one is born to be bad, through luck of their environmental upbringing, people just turn out good or bad. There are exceptions of course, you could take, say twins, and put one in a house of love, and the other in a house of indifference and hostility, and watch how they both turn out. Totally different I suspect.
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@comrade (339)
• Philippines
4 Dec 06
I completely believe that man is innately good even if he comes from a notorious family unless he is exposed to an environment that will influence him to be bad or do bad things.
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@barcir (932)
• Italy
4 Dec 06
No, I think he's innately bad one, it's the society eĆ¹where he lives that transforme him in good
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• India
2 Dec 06
yeah... a child is like a blank paper, what you write on it is very important, circumstances make man, and circumstances break a man
@vijay12 (1643)
• India
2 Dec 06
Humanbeings are innately good.I agree with you.
• United States
6 Dec 06
Some people are born with a lack of humanity. Exactly why is unknown. It could be due to substance abuse by the mother, it could be genetic. Not all who treat others inhumanely were treated in that manner. For the most part humans are born with the ability to be good or bad (evil) in action and word. It is only a small percentage that have no hope of ever learning the good side, because it doesn't exist within them.
@Waiter (835)
• Italy
6 Dec 06
No isn' innately good!!!!!!!!
• United Arab Emirates
6 Dec 06
yape wel thr r lot of things that lead him to good and bad ways...even MOm's upbringing maters!!no1 is born bad!!!!!
@ezzrssi (11197)
• Italy
5 Dec 06
yes innately yes but sometimes not
@rmuxagirl (7569)
• United States
5 Dec 06
I tend to go with Plato's idea that man is innately evil. We are born evil and its the things we experience that turn us good or evil, but we still have a certain aspect in us that is bad. We all have bad thoughts and ideas and I think we are born that way, but it's our parents that change that.
@ESKARENA1 (18304)
5 Dec 06
i think a child is born good by nature but is bent out of shape by life experience and concourse with others . The result of this is quite possibly negative and i guess our aim should be to return to that state of nature, not sure if this is possible though
@emisle (3824)
• Ireland
5 Dec 06
I don't know, i think some people are just born bad, and how bad they turn out to be will depend on how they are raised. Some people just have a greater capacity for evil than others.
@alladisada (2305)
• India
5 Dec 06
genes play role in the character of a man the surroundings and upbringing also adds to it