Constitutional Libertarianism

Constitutional Libertarianism

Monday, July 3, 2017

Inherently Human

I don't believe that people are inherently Good or Evil.  Do I believe that humanity is inherently anything?  Yes, as a matter of fact, I do.  There are certain "quirks" of humanity that are explained better by having this understanding.

For example, I do believe that humanity, in general, is inherently lazy.  We are naturally drawn to follow the path of least resistance.  In some ways, this helps make us more creative and inventive. It has motivated people to make new products and methods to be more efficient and productive with greater safety and reduction of costly labor.  In other ways, it tends to collect a lot of "bottom feeders".  People who do nothing more than wait around for scraps.

I also believe that people are inherently curious.  Of course this causes many to strive to understand the world around them better.  It spurs discovery and exploration.  It can unfortunately also emanate as being nosey and intrusive.

Talent.  Talent is taking a beating lately.  People are being less generous with crediting natural talent in favor of skill and determination.  I firmly believe that skill and determination make up the most of success.  However, talent is that natural ability to take to something and find it "easy" where it costs others much more frustration to achieve.

Having talent, being talented, is easy to take for granted.  Talented people frequently don't appreciate or understand the degree of effort to achieve similar results and say, often tend to diminish or dismiss others who must work to achieve said skill.

I believe most people have a talent or natural aptitude for something.  It may take a long time and unusual circumstances to discover some of them.  For some, those talents may not be discovered at all.  I think it's sad to see people so easily dismiss natural talent.  Though for those who have been scorned by those deemed talented, I understand the feeling of resentment they may develop.  I don't necessarily agree with it, but I understand it.

There seems to be a growing resentment and denial towards anything considered "naturally" inherent.  Whether that be talent, genetics, or rights, it's an unfortunate and close minded approach to life.