“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
I have always been fascinated by the debate regarding whether people are inherently good or bad. Is it more natural for mankind to be cruel or to be kind? When we look at some of the atrocities that have occurred in mankind’s history, it’s easy to conclude that we are inherently cruel.
But is this really so?
I personally believe that the good in this world far outweighs the bad. Just as firmly, I also believe that there are far more good people in the world than bad. Just look at the overwhelming kindness that occurs following any natural disaster. People come out in droves to help. It’s very inspiring to me.
I think that the reason there may sometimes appear to be more bad than good in the world is because it’s the bad that makes headlines. Why can’t the good make headlines??
What are your thoughts? Are people inherently good?