Human nature is the desire to receive, also called “desire to enjoy,” and it functions by receiving what is beneficial to itself and rejecting what is harmful. Everything in our lives is built upon this calculation where we first try to distance ourselves from harm, and then seek how to draw ourselves closer to what is beneficial.
Human nature also includes a multilayering of systems that work simultaneously on still, vegetative, animate and human levels. One of those systems is our bodily one, which operates involuntarily. If our bodies are healthy, then they know what is good for them and draw that goodness to themselves. After the bodily system, there is the emotional system, which also functions relatively according to instinct. From the emotional system, we move to the mind, and from the mind to the intellect, and so on. That is, we have systems over systems that concurrently work on receiving what is beneficial and rejecting what is harmful.
Such is human nature and the essence of our lives. Our every desire, thought and action operates according to the calculation, “How can we receive what is most beneficial to us and reject what is harmful?”
𝐵𝑎𝑠𝑒𝑑 𝑜𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑣𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑜 “𝐻𝑜𝑤 𝐻𝑢𝑚𝑎𝑛 𝑁𝑎𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑒 𝑊𝑜𝑟𝑘𝑠” 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝐾𝑎𝑏𝑏𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑠𝑡 𝐷𝑟. 𝑀𝑖𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑒𝑙 𝐿𝑎𝑖𝑡𝑚𝑎𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑁𝑖𝑡𝑧𝑎ℎ 𝑀𝑎𝑧𝑜𝑧. 𝑊𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑡𝑒𝑛/𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑏𝑦 𝑠𝑡𝑢𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝐾𝑎𝑏𝑏𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑠𝑡 𝐷𝑟. 𝑀𝑖𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑒𝑙 𝐿𝑎𝑖𝑡𝑚𝑎𝑛.
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