Hi guys! Happy Wednesday! Recently, I have learned that I am a history enthusiast. I’ve been learning about wars, now it is World War 2. My teacher told us a common phrase, History repeats itself. Why do you think that?
My friend said that it is because human’s are a flawed race. That we feel like we need to fight. We need to control.
My teacher shoot back that you can’t just say that we are flawed. You can not put all of the blame on that. We have control of our actions and our feelings. We, as humans, have the ability to defy our supposed ‘defective’ nature.
Do you think that human’s are a flawed race? Do you feel the urge to fight and control. I don’t think that the fighting has to be physical, don’t we sometimes feel the urge to fight verbally. To defend ourselves? Because in that moment we feel right, we feel in control. And, I think, that we need a sense of control to survive. We need to feel in control of ourselves. This is why people rebel, because they don’t feel in control of themselves.
Does this mean that we are flawed?
- a feature that mars the perfection of something; defect; fault:
- a defect impairing legal soundness or validity.
- a crack, break, breach, or rent.
When you think of it like that, no; humans are not perfect. But I feel that people are different. (Well, obviously…) That yes, humans need to have control and yes, we do fight. Yet, military officials take this to a whole new level. Most humans are ok with not controlling the entire world. Not owning that country as well as ours. We don’t need control of others. We just need to know that we can do anything (within reason) that we want. We want to be right, even if that involves fighting. I think that being right makes you feel in control.
Yet, this can not be our justification for picking fights with every person we see. This can not make it right to control others. To take away their options.
So, I agree with both my friend and my teacher. Humans are perfectly imperfect.
What do you think? Yes, I know that I was rambling…
Do you feel that humans need to feel in control? That being right is being in control? That humans always have to fight. Is there another way?
Have a good day! 😀