Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Do human beings have an innate instinct to be free? (from Anonymous)
Human beings have an innate instinct to be free because of the philosophies and thoughts that have been implanted into our heads through certain events and happenings. Take the Revolutionary War for example. Americans wanted freedom from Great Britain because of our natural instinct to tell the difference between right and wrong. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Revolutionary_War) In earlier centuries, a king or emperor had complete power of the people. Nobody questioned the authority because they didn't know of any other concept. Somebody eventually had to think, "why can't I be charge, why can't I be king?". I believe that humans had an innate instinct to be free all along, it just took us awhile to figure out how to use it. Over the years we learned how to use our instinct by going through times that sparked the discovery of "freedom."