The Identification Of Good And Evil

990 WordsApr 16, 20174 Pages
The Identification of Good and Evil “A warped piece of wood must wait until it has been laid against the straightening board, steamed, and forced into shape before it can become straight; a piece of blunt metal must wait until it has been whetted on a grindstone before it can become sharp." In this quote, Hsun Tzu, who was a philosopher (300 BCE), explains that the nature of humanity is evil. Therefore, there must be directions that indicate our way to good. Throughout the life of a human being, factors contribute to build personalities, while also creating labels in the social environment. Most of the time, humans reflect characteristics of those individuals surrounding them. Either those characteristics are good or evil, they construct…show more content…
We need to know who is good and bad and therefore who we want to avoid and who we can tolerate.” This means that the interaction with some other individuals is needed to create a personality, and therefore, determine if a human is good or evil. But how is it possible to label an individual as “good” or “evil”, due to the others this person interacts with? Considering that people interacts with others due to personal interests for the other individual, there is a correlation as they share a point of view. For example, if the surroundings of an individual are constructed by insecurity, negativity and vandalism, it will create a similar point of view that will lead to the evil. And on the other hand, if the surrounding of an individual is positive, it will create a way to good. Factors such as speaking, thinking, and communicating attribute to the personality of an individual define if we are good or evil, but also ignorance or illiteracy tend to mislead people. Another factor that is essential while people talk about human beings born good or evil is the illiteracy and ignorance that people tend to have. There are abounding communities that live in poverty, and as a matter of fact, these communities are more feasible to have crimes regularly. Not only there are more crimes committed, but also several adults live in an illiterate state. This affects the communities, since the illiterate adults have little to no interest in education for their children. In
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