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The Flaws of Human Nature


Since there are, in my opinion, plenty of flows in the human nature, I shall attempt to create a list covering the most I can remember, while briefly explaining them. See this as some food for thought:


· Faith: We tend to be more drawn to beliefs rather than facts. We can easily believe in something without the means necessary to know it’s real, i.e without making research. And, thus, we are easily fallen into blind belief and living in complete illusions or half-truths.


· Passions: We can easily be the slaves of our own desires, thus being able to be manipulated, deceived and lose our freedoms just because of this inner burning inside of us which its fulfillment make us feel good.

· Egos: Let’s admit it, it can be hard not continuously patting our egos. The more we pat our egos, the more limited we become in our perception of the world around us, and when we see that someone or something is better than us, instead of learning from it to be better, we can easily get jealous and become depressed because we realize that we are not the number one at something.


· Emotional Dependence: Our need for attachment can exist as a double-edged sword. Because of this need we can easily trust and be attached to someone else, to the point they may have control over us in which we are not aware of, and so we are deceived by our illusions of safety and, sometimes, autonomy, while in the reality we are enslaved by a higher, yet hidden, authority.


· Thirst For Power: While power is necessary for the general order of the social construct, it is easy to be addicted to such concept many of us see as success. As we climb up the ladder, we are introduced to a new drug that eventually may defeat our conscience and make us addicted. This is called corruption, and sadly it is not rare in our world to have people defying their sense of justice over the good feeling of having authority, wealth and social luxury. Speaking of which:


· Addictions: The human nature is built in a way it can be easily addicted to certain substances, habits and people. The more addicted we are, the less control we have on our lives, as we give way to the source of addiction to satisfy us while in practice it can cause harm to ourselves and at times to others. I just can’t understand the evolutionary role of addiction. Why the hell we can be satisfied while we actually cause harm which is inflicted against us in the name of mere pleasure?!


· Suicidal Tendencies: Have you ever found it humorous that the most powerful species on Earth - the humans - which dominant the planet to a point of controlling its fate, can easily suffer from high suicide rates within its ranks? Look, I’m an atheist, and I think that if there was indeed a supernatural entity that created every single object in the universe, while would it make humans capable of being suicidal? What role does suicide play in the grand scheme of things, religiously speaking? What good does suicide bring?


· Lack of Awareness: Many of us can easily forget the general picture we are set in, and therefore we might cause problems and making mistakes that could easily be prevented if we just waited a little before making action and thinking the best we can about the various consequences our actions may lead to.


· Emotional Drainage: If I, as a human, wouldn't suffer from emotional exhaustions, I could become a better writer than I’m already am. I could write pages after pages of books, articles and poems every single day if only I had all the inspiration I needed - and also the mental energy required to do so. I just wrote this answer and I’m already exhausted, to be honest, and I’m not feeling sleepy at all. This is why unfortunately I am aware that I need to stop. Just think of all the productivity we humans could have if we didn’t suffered from such exhaustions! We would become better writers, industrialists, engineers and so forth. Just think of how we could advanced as a civilization we could’ve have become than we already are!

These are the major flaws I have taught about so far while writing this article.

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