Sunday, November 11, 2007

Pure

a friend of mine believes that all human beings are in essence good by nature, that they're all born with a good core. and though they sometimes become a bad person and do really bad things, it's because of certain life experiences, interactions, circumstances which put them there.

do you guys agree ? is EVERYONE good and pure inside ?






but bad is better ;)

27 comments:

'Grey' said...

Meet my m-i-l , you will redifine evil .

Blue Dress said...

This is justifying the decayed
People in the society....

Of course we were all born pure.
But it’s what you choose!

No one becomes bad without
realizing that her/she did become bad...

Shoush said...

Ya, i too believe that every1 has some good in them. No one is evil by nature. Evil is an acquired status. Some ppl r raised to become evil so they just don't know better sometimes. Others become evil by choice. There r more reasons for ppl to become evil am sure..

Allah ykafeena sharhom inshala.

Shoush said...

P.S. Wat about Waldo.. doesn't he get a font color? :P

hammoodee said...

of course there is PURE Evil by nature, and I know at least 2 people who are purely evil, it's diabolic...

Marasim said...

Your friend is wise - he may actually be on to something here. Being consistently good or bad is a tough act to follow : not all good people can manage staying good all the time every time, and vice versa. Isn't that why they call us humans?
As for me, I've always tried taking the middle of the road to borderline goodness. Besides it isn't too far from where I live. Ultimately,I tell you it all comes down to location location location.

Joel said...

It is how we see things and the self definition of good and pure. Consider this example; a Lion has to hunt and eat innocent,grass eating animals for food.
You can consider the lion as evil for killing that poor animal or the lion as good since it brings the food for it's cubs :)

Anonymous said...

Odd. I discussed the samething with a friend last night.

Joud said...

grey: hahaha hilarious !

blue dress & shoush: so u don't believe that some ppl are actually born evil ?

waldo will get a color, a neutral one since his contributions are so scarce :)

hammoodee: i agree, some ppl are just rotten inside and are devoid of attributes which make you want to do good - like compassion, guilt...

marasim: very interesting strategy ! sure everyone has a bit of both, but in essence, inside, i belive u're either a good person or a bad person

joel: good point but i'm talking here about clear, unequivocal evil - like murder or rape

anonymous: i guess it's the talk of the town ;)

Shoush said...

I never heard of an evil baby..

chikapappi said...

I think the same too bas get shocled when I see the opposite.. People are shaped according to their brining up, family & experiences.. deep down inside, yes they are fixable

Joud said...

shoush: i asked this question to another friend and he said: "well, just take a look at the playground"
what a smart answer... some kids seem so kind and others, well, pretty evil !

chika: unfortunately i think some ppl are beyond repair

Princess said...

i sort off agree with that but i also believe that the reason we're equipped with minds that function the way that they do is so that we choose to control our actions and the way we are, u can choose to be bad or good, its not something that is out of ur control

Joud said...

princess: yes definitely; i say about 30% is encoded in us (we're born that way), and the rest is choices, interactions, experiences which shape what we become as a person

Shoush said...

I don't think they're "evil" on the playground. Maybe their selfish and attention demanding so they do stuff to be noticed and they bully other kids around. That has to do with the way he/she acts at home. Maybe he/she is spoiled. Every time the baby wants something he gets so he/she thinks they can do the same in the playground. But an evil baby? A baby?

Joud said...

shoush: u clearly haven't seen "The Omen"

:)

on a more serious note, a baby cant even hold its head up, let lone do anything good or bad - so i guess babies can't be evil; as an adult however, u become more conscious of what bad actions are and what hurts ppl, the diff between right and wrong...

elijah said...

I'd say pure, and even if you say look at the playground, these are not infants, a baby starts storing images as soon as s/he is born so by the time they go to school they've seen enough to make them good or evil.

Joud said...

elijah: so then, i think we agree

yes there are evil children, though it's sometimes hard to differentiate between evil and spoiled; the 2 complement each other quite well

Zed said...

all children are evil

Chirp said...

Ooooh...I'm not really sure, but there are some people that are evil since childhood. There others that are so evil its REALLY scary and you REALLY can't see the good in them.

Kinano said...

Evil is always more fun!

Being good is a good thing but when you become too good for your own good (i.e. naive) it's bad :P

Personally speaking, I am good with good people and evil with not-so-good people. Adds more spice to my life

Joud said...

chirp: i totally agree !

kinan: akeed your 'goodness' varies vis a vis different people, but deep down inside u're either a good guy or not

TOUCHE' said...

I believe in the goodness of people, there is always a good part of everyone. We are no angels and thus aren't pure, it's a matter of percentage and perspective.

Joud said...

touche': true, but when a good person does smthg bad, they usually feel guilty.

there are others who rejoice in inflicting pain and hurt on others, they have 0 values and care about nothing but themselves - wouldn't you call that 'pure evil' ?

TOUCHE' said...

Agree.

That's one side of selfishness and thus being evil.

That's one side which is the dominant side but there must be other sides which are only visible to those who interact with their good side.

Many attributes drive such dramatic changes in ones behavior. I believe as we all are created equally then we are all pure till environment, society and family mold things up and put some of the evil ingredient into peoples characters.

Everyone has to have at least one good thing to be remembered for. I know sometimes some people seem to have massive energy into harming others and really enjoy it, but there must be a reason behind such acts.

Joud said...

that's the thing, i don't think we're all created equal, and can't make peace with blaming society and family for all the "bad ingredients."

it could be that everyone has at least one good thing about them, but what's having one good thing if you have 1000 bad things ?

pls keep your presence on this blog as i hope to have some of your optimism influence my cynical side with time :)

Anonymous said...

There are some people who are just pure evil from young. As much as you try to see some good in them, there seems to be nothing.