Human potential to be good

Is it really necessary to compromise with evil? it is very clear that people are lazy, prone to do pleasurable egotistical things. Yes we know that. This is very clearly seen throughout history. Nevertheless there are exceptions. these exceptions are to be looked up to. I had a discussion with my father who told me that people are basically higher animals and that there is no reason to change them but rather constraint them so that we can leave in the society in a partial peace . I don’t think that this is the best way. Of course people are likely to do easy and usually bad things but we are all God’s creation and have a potential to overcome our egoism . In other words if I accept that people are evil and that we need repressive authorities in order to secure safety then I don’t believe in goodness. In my view the most important thing is to understand that people are egotistical but has a potential to overcome it and be good. It is necessary to believe in goodness not in an inevitable egoism of people. I do not contradict good people usually want to do bad things because the good are usually more difficult and demanding but the essential difference is in seeing humans potential to overcome its evil tendencies . One can either believe in goodness or don’t believe and then we need more prisons and repressive apparatuses. Is it better to be skeptical of believe in goodness? The answer is up to you

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Jail. punishment or help

Locking Someone behind the bars can be seen as both beneficial and detrimental. On one hand locking someone in doesn’t mean that you change him. Jail should be seen as a help not as a punishment. Person in a jail should think about what he or she did and understand why it is wrong. Jail shouldn’t be seen as a stigma that someone is bad but that someone changed to another better person. Problem with restriction principle is that it is rather difficult to change someone from outside eg with jail but it is much more important to change people from inside eg to change the cause and purpose why they do wrong immoral deeds. People who commit a crime should be helped in the jail and not be stigmatized. I believe that everyone is capable of being good. I believe that everyone can understand why it is better to be good rather than do wrong usually easy pleasurable things. What is easy and pleasurable might not be a crime but is very often wrong for oneself. people have voice box which animal do not. I think that this voice box is not here for describing things but for prescribing things, eg what one should do. That is why we have words, so let us use them. We have the ability of doing when we see something wrong and we have the ability of speaking when something is wrong and we cannot change it with our deeds.

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