whats is “the true source of man’s inhumanity to man”?
Some say the lack of cardinal virtues, others the material world around us that causes emotional reactions.
Me personally I am not sure, I recently started thinking about this from watching the film “equilibrium”.
Could be from the emotions we have that dictate our views, dictate our actions?
Love, peace, war, hate, jealousy, control of the weaker, eliminating what does not please us, religious teachings, even sexual orientation.
Over my life span I have witnessed through media, man’s inhumanity to man, wars and famines, lack of help, racism, sexism, hated, religious differences and it saddens me.even on a ‘less media importance stage of local or even in our lives, we see man’s inhumanity to man’.
So the question may not be what is the true source of man’s inhumanity to man, but rather when id it begin?
We are all born innocent to the way of the worlds and rely on family and friends to teach us morals, fads, judging between right and wrong, the guide to survival, a tradition that makes man, man from the beginning of time. so at what point did we begin this and can it be erased, can we really wake up one day and its gone, were we are all truly equal, race color and creed no longer divides but strengthens the fabric of society?
In a circular way of thinking, I think but don’t know but maybe the source of man’s inhumanity to man is really man!