Human Nature

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Human Nature
According to wikipedia.org the definition of human nature is defined as ʺHuman nature refers to the distinguishing characteristics, including ways of thinking, feeling and acting that humans tend to have naturally, independently of the influence of culture ʺ. Everyone has a different say on what human nature is because we are all different and we all see human nature as a different thing. Part of human nature is each individual having their own identity, opinion and reaction towards things. The Stanford prison experiment was performed so that the people running it could try to comprehend what human nature is. The purpose of the experiment was to determine whether people are more influenced by an “evil” environment than their own internal desire to do “good”. This experiment showed us that good people can snap under pressure and react to things differently than they normally would. Resulting to the conclusion that environment seems to have an impact on human nature and action. Also concluding that authority seems too often overrules ones internal desire to do “good”. The experiment was supposed to run for 2 weeks but due to certain events that happened it ended early. What is good? Do we always do good? Why or why not? As human beings we are supposed to be able to tell right from wrong and good from bad but does that mean we always do what’s right or what’s good? In the Stanford prison experiment it shows us that good people can act differently under certain situations. Even though we intend to do good there are certain things that can twist our arm into doing acts or saying things we would normally never say or commit. What do we consider to be bad? Growing up we all have different opinions of what we believe to be wrong and or bad. Some do wrong just to do it and that’s something I’ll never fully understand. I’m sure people have reasons as to why they do “bad”. Maybe what I consider to be bad is nothing like their beliefs. It really depends on...
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