An Analysis of Human NatureHuman nature refers to the characteristics and underlying attitudes shared by all humans. That being said, what that may be has varied and changed over the ages. In the classical conception of it, Aristotle described humans to be, by nature, political animals whose purpose is to attain and maintain their highest good. In order to do that, however, one must live well with others because in living with others one attains virtues such as justice or prudence. Some more modern thinkers like Machiavelli, Bacon, and Hobbes were in violent disagreement. This is mainly due to the Aristotelian idea that the wise were the best suited to rule over the many. In addition to that, the modern thinkers had an immensely different definition as to what human nature was. They thought human nature was based off of the self-serving desire to preserve their life at all costs.
Of the three modernists, Machiavelli is perhaps the most strategic in his explanations because he relates human nature in r
Love over msnThe girl I dont really know goes on msn at least once a week.Love over msn8 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Our tiny green figurines, traversing the dark night of the internet, pass each other barely a second glance.
The girl I dont really know and I do not talk to each other, what would we say? The conversation, the one I have had so many times, moves swiftly from Hello to How are you to Fine, then stops. I wonder if she gazes at my name, running her head through the conversation many times, and eventually deciding that the walls of ignorant silence between us are too indomitable, as I do to her.
The writing beside the name of the girl I dont really know changes whenever she is online. Always some in-joke with her friends, congratulating someone I will never know for a witticism I will never hear.
Generally, the names are a girls. Her best friends. Two common names, put side-by-side. And that is my only window into a complex history between two people that may have begun before I even learned the nam
True LovePeople don't understand what it means to love someone. Love is not something you can be selfish about. It is a give and take situation, notice give being the first word in that. Love is not about what the person you're with is doing to make you happy, it's about what you're doing to make them happy. Now the person you're with should be thinking along the same lines so it's not a take-take situation on their part.True Love10 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
All ideals about love being completely intense and passionate all the time should be thrown away. Love is not an entertainer, it is not going to constantly create excitement and passion. I'm not saying it never will but don't expect it to constantly be exciting. Know that even in the quiet times love is there, even as you do mundane tasks, it is there. If it is true and you are not lying to yourself about it, it will always be there.
I don't believe you can fall out of love with someone because if that happens you never really loved them, you were infatuated yes, but not in lo