Human Nature -- Are We Basically Good?: Prager University Video
Dennis discusses our core human nature. Are we basically good? How you answer this question says a lot about your world view. After attending this Prager U course, that view may change.
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See the comment of ... See the comment of DollyThicke. In 14 years of living Anna Frank learned a lot? more about human nature, then most people ever will. Old age is not a guarente experience. Experience is a guarente of experience. And though I don't know Dennis live, I'm willing to gamble that Anna Frank had more experience in her life the he has.
We're not born ... We're not born narcissistic, we're born ignorant, and that leads to narcissistic behaviour.
Children are indeed capable of incredible cruel and unjust behaviour. But I won't say that that behaviour comes from themselves. I say it comes from frustrations, and not having the mental capacity to deal with those frustrations properly.
And if you say that graditude doesn't come natrually you've never had a child running towards you? and hug you because you played with him/her the day before.
One of the rare ... One of the rare Prager University videos that? I particularly agree with.
How can we define " ... How can we define "good" and "bad?" Everyone's opinion about what is good or bad is different. Without a universal reference to define good and bad, it's up to every individual, right? I've heard people say they think it's okay to rape a woman if you? take her to dinner and she doesn't want to sleep with you... so I don't think leaving it up to everyone is a viable option.
Uhm...because she ... Uhm...because she was a 14 year old? girl and he's an old man. It's just experience talking.
How does he say ... How does he say that Anne Frank, living in the space between a wall hiding from Nazis was naive about human nature? What happened in his life that gave him a better perspective than hers? Rude, since his argument is more in line with HER philosophy. I agree we are born neutral. So if we grow up in an environment where everyone is in a gang and killing one another...where then do these "scumbags" who "make? bad choices" LEARN to make good choices?? or to become good parents?? It doesn't add up.
James Madison said, ... James Madison said, "If men were angels, no government would be necessary." My question for those of you who call yourselves conservative is, why do so many of you support deregulation of Wall St.? Isn't that expecting those on Wall St. to behave like angels? Or do you trust the free market (to the extent that we have one) to reign these people in when they have? nefarious impulses? I'm asking this sincerely, help me out here, I'm confused.
God does not exist. ... God does not exist. Eve was made from Adam's rib. Eve would have had the same DNA Adam did. Eve would have been a man. The story is clearly fiction. ?
No. Just spreading ... No. Just spreading Truth! SO you could say I was Loving.
*John 8:32-"and? you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
speculation is 1? ... speculation is 1? thing. cbsnews. /video/watch/?id=50135408n
We are born neither ... We are born neither good nor? evil ? but narcissistic. This in a nutshell explains why socialism and communism always fail: They both disregard human nature and present an incompatible solution.
Are? you trolling? Are? you trolling?
I could not ... I could not disagree more!!! Goodness, gratitud, generosity are natural! that doesn't mean that selfishness isn't natural too. We are? born naturaly capable of both good and evil, the difference between one or another is freedom and responsibility, not nature.
to reiterate, the ... to reiterate, the reason why you are wrong is because? you are saying that we are all blank slates, and if taught good values, we become good, and if not, we become bad, but how do we know to teach good values to blank slates (children) if we are also blank slates ourselves, and the answer to this is because humans may not all be good good good, but we understand good vs evil and as moral creatures we side with good, we are inherently more good than bad,
if saying thank you ... if saying thank you and the concept of gratitude doesn't come naturally, then how is it that we teach our kids this?? the answer, because we know that it is correct and moral therefore our nature is 'good', if our nature was neither good nor bad, we would not know it to be correct to teach our children the concept of gratitude. We start of as blank slates but we understand right and wrong and we impose these values because we know what is moral,would love to get a reply from mr.prager on this one
We? are Basically ... We? are Basically selfish
The only thing that ... The only thing that keeps a baby from tearing someone's head off? is that it doesn't have the strength of a gorilla. Even babies are bundles of depravity.
Mankind is created ... Mankind is created by a Good God, except there was a point in human history in which mankind was deceived, around the time of Adam & Eve. This was known as "The Fall (of man)". But, as time went on, God noticed that there needed to be a restoration of righteousness among His Children. Thus, He sent Himself in Human form, and the only perfect & 'Good' being ever to exist on earth, the Lord Jesus Christ, died and was resurrected so that sin & evil could lose its grip on mankind. Healed in? Christ.
Important ... Important infornation? ?
? What get's to ... ? What get's to fill in the blanks ?
this reminds me of ... this reminds me of John Locke's statement saying? that all people are born blank. Not good nor evil.
How is it that ... How is it that every time you say something I can't agree more? I don't know anybody else that I agree? with in that way. Well done Prager!
Anne frank died of ... Anne frank died of Typhus? (she was not murdered). Her uncle Otto was saved by none other Dr. Josef Mengele.
He? does not give ... He? does not give up on the Anne Frankencaust/ Nazis s**t; always has to bring up that part of fiction/twisted reality.
n****rs cause ... n****rs cause crime? all the time!
thank goodness for ... thank goodness for the Catholic? Faith to explain this
Tell? us more about ... Tell? us more about yourself, dennis.
This video kind of ... This video kind of summarised many views held by a certain? French philosopher... Which one, one might ask? That's for you to find out ;-)
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