Since all problems are caused by human nature, should we start to improve human nature intentionally and continually from now?I believe this is a very important question. Imporve human nature can...

Since all problems are caused by human nature, should we start to improve human nature intentionally and continually from now?

I believe this is a very important question. Imporve human nature can reach the root of problems.

Even if we will not be able to see the great outcome but if we do not start now how can our offsprings to see the result in the future?

 

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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If there is such a thing as human nature, it is not really changeable.  The whole idea of human nature is that this is what we are by nature and not by choice.  If that is truly the case, then there is no way to change it.

So what it boils down to is whether we should try to change cultural attitudes that are so deeply set in our minds that we think of them as simple human nature.  This would be things like the desire for more wealth and power.

If by "we" you mean the government, I would say no.  The government should not be in the business of trying to change our values.  That's too much like totalitarianism for me.  But should other institutions (churches, families, education) try to change our ways so as to reduce problems?  That would be great.  It would be nice if we could move away from being so materialistic and greedy and it would solve many of our problems.  However, if these things are truly part of our human nature, we won't be changing them short of Brave New World tactics.

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thinkming | (Level 1) eNoter

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Very good start! The human nature is real and was gave to us by Nature. The Nature did not design well so we have to carry it. If we do not intentionally and continually improve it and still let the Nature to do the job human being will wait very long time to reach the better stage. If we try to improve it with clear goal in mind we will do much better than human being have done for last 3000 years. Because for last 3000 years human being did not do it worldwide nor continually doing it. Who will do it? I believe all education systems, organizations, families,etc. Governments should support this project. It will be a common goal for every one without any political, religion or special interest ion mind. It will be a long-term project and many debates needed but it will be very good for us and our offsprings.

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