May 23, 2023

Inherently Good

I believe humans are inherently inclined to do good. To be good.

Our desires may distract us and pull us to the wrong path, and challenges may tempt us to take shortcuts, but deep down, we all want to do what is right.

Pride, selfishness, greed, the thirst for power, and all the other flaws that seem to plague us—they may be part of human nature, but so are love, kindness, generosity, and honesty. They're all inside us, influencing our actions.

But at the core is our inclination to choose the good. And with that, our inherent ability to distinguish right from wrong—our conscience.

That inclination doesn't always win though. And the more we fight that inner voice, the quieter it becomes. We must be proactive in keeping our conscience sharp. We must always choose what is right.