Human beings are capable of both the most heinous crimes and capable of sacrificing so much to make the world a better place for all. Human nature, is human nature and can incorporate all or any of these traits in different extremes. There is no collective definition of “human nature” only opinions and one is as relevant as the other. What we should really concentrate on is the conditions and circumstances what allows things to happen.
If people are placed in the conditions that push them to the extremes of desperation and violence that is what can happen. If the circumstances are changed the complete opposite can take place. Reverse the circumstances of the poor and hungry with the rich and Wealthy there is no reason each will act accordingly to, not human nature, but their circumstances. If we want good things we need to create the circumstances for good things to happen.
“If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having.” Henry Miller