Are human beings coherently good or bad?
- Anonymous3 months ago
I think most humans are inherently selfish.
- oldprofLv 74 months ago
Think you mean inherently, not coherently.
Anyway, yes, we are innately good. There is a reason for that. We are pack animals; we have an inherent innate need to associate with other humans. And, this is important,...
To associate with others we must be nice and good to those other people. [See source.] We must have lasting friendships based on mutual trust and caring to satisfy our associative need.
To be sure, there are exceptions. Some people have no or little need to be with anyone else. They're the ones who give humankind a bad name because they're the ones who treat others badly. But they are the minority, the majority of people are good because they have a need to be with others.Source(s): Abram Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs places the Associative Need just one level up from the Physical Need for breathing, food, and other physical functions. In other words, we not only have the Associative Need, it's also one of the strongest needs in humankind.
- PearlLv 74 months ago
i think we have both around
- DamienLv 54 months ago
well babies arent evil , they are good so i say were good, we become bad when we take alcohol and drugs causing brain damage leading us to do stupid bad things
- How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
- martinLv 74 months ago
It's best to figure most people would be the same as yourself, basically good but not gullible.
- MetalplanttagLv 74 months ago
Very very few people are all good or all bad.
- Anonymous4 months ago
They are neither.