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Essay on Yo Hsun Tzu Man’s Nature Is Evil

Man is born evil. Our natural intentions are to disobey and rebel. Think of a young child, they are not taught to be little dick heads, they just are until they are guided by an adult to become better. We are evil by nature although we may become good people much like Mencius says, but I do not agree. I believe mans nature is inherently bad, however mans nature can be altered and wants to be altered. Hsun Tzu says mans nature is evil, he states that man is very much influenced by his environment, to which I agree. We are going to do what we are taught, and what we are led to believe by our influences in life.
If you are born in a stable home with two loving parents who discipline you and teach you right from wrong, as well as manners with the access to good education. You will most likely end up being a well mannered kind obedient child, thus making you good defeating the evil nature. But on the other hand if you are raised in a crappy home with no education, where your siblings are the ones who raised you because your crack addicted mother is never there, and your father is abusive….

We do them because thats what we were taught. People are a lot like clay, they are born like a clump that doesnt know anything and as people grow up, or are molded they transform into what their sculptor, or surroundings want them to be. They go from a lifeless clump to a beautiful work of art, or if they get stuck with a crappy artist they may become a messed up ugly clump. The point of this analogy is that people are shaped by those around them, they do not get a choice in the way they are raised or who their parents are. They just become and by the influences around them they either break the cycle of evil and become good, or they…

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