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What Does The World Around Us Tell Us About Human Nature?

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The world we live in today stands by the thought, that if we did not have certain rules in our system, everyone would always be at war and destructions, catastrophes and vandalism would be constantly occurring. Thomas Hobbes was an important philosopher, who lived from 1588-1679, and proposed many important and thoughtful propositions, to make sure and pint out our mistakes. As we look around today, we see the corrupt world we live in, and the characteristics of people, that take us forward in life. People's selfishness has come to the point today, where we could do anything to better our position and the position of our country, in the case of the governments. Our main drive is to succeed ...view middle of the document...

We can say Stalin, Lenin, Hussein, Fidel Castro, Osama bin Laden and unfortunately the list does not stop here, would be no different but follow in similar footsteps of power not only as individuals but also as their country's leaders.As mentioned earlier, our first and foremost drive in life is power. Any type of power even just amongst one another, as long as it is power over someone or something that is weaker than us. The governments were created to protect, but as well to gain power over us. According to Hobbes, humans need an authority figure to provide direction and leadership to the people, or otherwise, chaos, destruction and catastrophes will happen. The people need a group of people in power which they have elected to promote their own interest. Even though our government has taken full power over us, we each individually want power and are restless and perpetual until we acquire it. This trait of human's can today be seen in Saudi Arabia. The previous man in power, Saddam Hussein, was a man that had all the power a nation can have. People ere constantly being suppressed by him, and fear, distress and panic was constant feeling amongst his people. His corrupt government was overthrown recently, but the outcomes of it have no been too pleasant. Many people are rioting and fighting the American soldiers, based there, to maintain peace among the people. Even though the corrupt power has been overthrown, the power present there, is still today undecided. There is chaos, destructions, constant bombings and shooting and killings of innocent lives. As Hobbes had said, humans need an authority figure, to provide the people with direction and leadership, which Saudi Arabia is currently lacking. As well as to enforce a set of rules that everyone could bear by and follow these authority figures, are representative to voice the people's opinions and to make decisions upon that.. Today, our governments lack to do so, even in our own country too, sometimes. As Hobbes had said "All mankind is in a perpetual and restless desire for power... that stops only in death."Even though, humans are...

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