|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|
Are we born evil?
Are we instinctively evil and selfish? Is it simply the product of conditioning? Or being evil a biological pathology that can be fixed and measured?
"There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so"
I don't believe anyone is inherently evil any more or less than we are inherently good. I believe the more choices that we make that cause harm, the more we will be identified with the concept of evil.
The doctor's credo is a good one. 'first, do no harm'.
I believe evil or good one is not. This is a relative term. What is good for one may be evil for another. Its a pure judgement of mind of the concerned person about another.
Nobody according to me in instinctively evil or selfish. Some times people has to take a selfish decision even in order to do good to someone and may not disclose the fact against own heart. But same act will be selfish without knowing the true intention by another. This all are very relative and person centric.
Its is simply a conditioning of the brain and mind of the person who is asking for the view.
Being evil when i do not believe then there is no question of measuring it in the biological context.
No we are born with the potentials for good evil or neither one. If you believe in freewill as a human character trait. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d
All is born for and unto the Good....
what you observe is the failure of understanding this...
...this is the beginning and end of anything considered evil
We born as a innocent infant who have a small heart which tempt to get love and heat from the dear and near. Slowly while growing the dear and near people teach him how to express love and hate. Teach him how to accumulate wealth or such thing.Teach him how to cheat others, how to attack others. He start to learn more from the society. It is almost true that in the inner heart ever one have another face. A cruel one have a soft part, that is why even a criminal some times extend hand to save some one. The other hand, a person of good behavior do big crime. There are lot of examples for this two character. We proud that we are most civilized.Are we? I don't think so. The happenings in and around, in national, in global, force me to think so. Evil things get strengthening. In your picture you shown a women of half side beauty and half side evil. It is the true picture answering your question.
We are born both with the potential to do both good and evil in our DNA. It depends how one is nurtured in life that makes us either bringing out the good more or the bad more.
It's a combination of nature and nurture. We are born with both good and evil; how each one develops depends on a combination of factors.
http://garifalia.hubpages.com/hub/How-p … me-killers
I don't believe a person is born evil but they are born into sin..And sin can make a person do evil things
I suppose we all generally have a basic definition of what evil is. I think that it is probable, to have a biological pathology. I think some people, when hearing the word evil, can go two ways. Religious beliefs or science. If half the population was clearly defined as evil, I think it would be very noticeable. As far as my definition of evil goes, there are more "good' people" in the world, not perfect, but definitely not evil. So, I would have to say that there is some "hard wiring" in the brain that has gone wrong. Is it possible to have a child, cared for and nurtured to avoid becoming "evil" ? It is possible but an illness of the brain is still an illness.
Between good and evil is like the decision we need to face when comes to a fork road. Either we take the right side or left side of the road. The decision we take will have a different set of lives ahead of us.
We are exposed to evil side of ourselves due to jealousy and anger. But we can control ourselves when we fill with love. I believe love overcome all obstacles and we can be good over evil. It is our will power of love that can help us as not to step over to evil side.
TThis ties to another answer I just wrote about condemnation. There are some people who do very horrible things to others, with no apparent reason: torture, mass killings, people who kill their own children, cannabalism etc. so when I can't understand why, or how anyone can do such horrible things I decide they must be evil, but where they born that way? sometimes I know of people who you try to help do the right thing, choose the right path and no matter how you love them they continue to self destroy this makes me feel that there is something broken in them-an inability to register bad behavior, control it and change, and so maybe they were born broken or evil. My experience has been that some people are obcessed with learning about the devil, what he does or how, but talk to them about God and they don't want to hear it-It's too boring or something...so maybe some spirits are just born rebellious and evil.
by Gianandrea Maoli6 years ago
Do we discover our talent or are we inherently born with it?
by Brian L. Powell5 years ago
Do you believe that people are instinctively selfish or instinctively generous?I was wondering about that when it occurred to me that parents spend a great amount of time teaching their children to share. ...
by Tom Rubenoff3 years ago
"Good" and "evil" are concepts we apply to human behavior. When are these terms accurate, and when are they labels of convenience we apply out of laziness or prejudice?
by Cecilia7 years ago
I find the god no god discussion so tired. Yet for some reason when human behavior is discussed good and evil creeps in, sin and virtue. What about humanity and its complexity without tainting it with religious...
by Ancient Wisdom8 years ago
Are people essentially good but turned bad by the world around them or are they essentially evil and wild, kept in check by law and social norms?
by Cutters6 years ago
Do you think some people are born EVIL or do they chose to be Evil?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.