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Do tough times bring out the best or worst in people?

Tough times can really, really shed light on a lot of things. One such thing is human interaction—when things go belly up, one hears a bunch of stories in which individuals step it up for their fellow man. Some use this to verify the fact that global tragedies bring out the best in people. At the same time, there are just as many stories about people being, well, not the greatest, proving the other opinion that times like these highlight the worst in humanity. What do you think?  

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The majority of people are good, period. When tough times hit, open your eyes and take a look around to see all those Good Samaritans out there: the people being more mindful of those less fortunate than they; neighbors taking care of one another; essential workers. Moments of extreme uncertainty help for people to gain a bit of clarity as to what matters, allowing for them to laser focus on aiding those who may be struggling. It’s a beautiful thing, no?

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The only reason people may seem to be jerks is because, unfortunately, the jerks are more media-worthy in today’s world. No one really goes crazy over someone sharing their food as much as they get enraged at someone being a massive you-know-what. Maybe it’s our attitudes as the media consumer that have to change. 

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Human beings are selfish creatures. That’s usually not a bad thing, but when the opportunity strikes (such as the COVID-19 pandemic), most people like to take advantage of other people’s disadvantage. It’s just the harsh reality of human nature, baby—we just have to deal with it.

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It all comes down to a basic need of survival, really. Everyone’s out to prolong their own lives when the chips are down; the other guys are going to have to suffer as a result. It’s an instinct that harkens back to the time Oongo and Boongo were fighting over who gets to live in the cave while the other freezes to death. And who are you to deny instinct?  

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