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human beings, if left to act naturally, would demonstrate a love for themselves and an aversion to seeing other humans suffer.

Rousseau thought that human beings, if left to act naturally, would demonstrate a love for themselves and an aversion to seeing other humans suffer. He believed the greed and aggression shown by humans was produced by society, which taught people to desire what they didn’t need and to prioritize their individual selves. Without the negative influence of society, people are naturally good and compassionate. Do you agree with Rousseau? Are humans innately good-natured? Is human society the source of evil and selfishness