Are People Born Good?

American radio talk show host, columnist, and ...

American radio talk show host, columnist, and author Dennis Prager at the menorah lighting at the California Capitol Building, Sacramento. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In our universities, newspapers, and television shows, it is a given that external forces are the cause of crime. If not for poverty, murder and rape would be much lower. If not for racism, America’s inner cities would be far wealthier. So on and so on. At the core of this belief is that people are basically good, and it is society that makes them bad. This notion is simply not true. As Dennis Prager explains in this video, human nature is not basically good. It is not, though, basically bad. People are born more or less neutral. And it is incumbent upon parents, teachers, and yes, society, to turn children into good adults. It doesn’t happen on its own.

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Posted on April 13, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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