Tuesday, November 7, 2017

King Solomon, Bad Behavior Genes (u/d)









Are bad people born with bad genes?


Genes Versus Nature or Nurture
There have been, and still are today scientists, philosophers, and even despots that expend lifetimes researching,  stating opinions,  preaching, or working out mathematical formulas to prove that  good, bad, altruistic, or evil genes cause or contribute to human behaviors.

How they will ever prove their theories which are basically nature or nurture, on billions of people with different cultures, family upbringing, moral teachings, schooling, along with individual life experiences, is going to be a hard sell to me.Why?
Bad
To begin with, the word bad is not a wise word to use to describe behavior in my   opinion. I explained in a previous post  about the words dumb, idiot, stupid, moron, etc. HERE
Instead we should only use the word foolish to describe human behavior especially with children. The reason being that this will instill understanding that every decision they make is of the result of their own free will or choice.  Bad is just an excuse word we use to avoid responsibility for decisions.
Wise Versus Foolish
We are all responsible for every behavior we perform in life and if every decision would be judged as either wise or foolish, we may think before we act instead of making excuses to avoid personal responsibility.
For example, the devil made me do it, or I wish I would have thought before I acted, I am sorry, I did not think, he or she did it, why can’t I, etc. We are all going to make mistakes because we are human, or at times inexperienced. Just accept the fact that you made a foolish decision, accept the consequences, and move on instead of attempting to muffle your action with the word bad.
Good Versus Evil
The antonym of the word good should only be evil, not bad. Evil is evil, is evil. Good or altruistic is a wise goal we should strive to attain in all our relationships and behaviors toward our brothers and sisters.
In a novel excerpt, I surmised how King Solomon, based on his proverbs, would have advised the Queen of Sheba about wisdom and foolishness. There are numerous proverbs of King Solomon to describe fools. None of the proverbs use the word bad. in relation to a human behavior.  I chose this one as an example relative to this post. The novel is a contemporary application of a story form to promote understanding of proverbs and ancient wise sayings in relation to our modern times.
Excerpt
“Bilqis, a fool is a person who relies on his own intellect, is self-opinionated and incorrigible. Before a person can rely on their own intellect, they must first be willingly to learn discipline and conduct from a teacher. Piety and acquiescence conduct is necessary to acquire the wisdom to understand how to escape from bring unnecessary harm upon ourselves.” The fool is the one who relies on his intellect, but it is a man of wise conduct who escaped harm. (Proverb 28:26)
Source: 
As A Lily Among Thorns – A Story of King Solomon, the Queen of Sheba, and the Goddess of Wisdom by Rudy U Martinka.
Available as an eBook at most sellers.  Read an excerpt by clicking below.
Additional References
The Case against Good and Bad  HERE
The Price of Altruism by Oren Solomon Harman

/(Original post date 5/17/2016)