Dear Human Nature,
My mind boggles at the blanket coverage, singular form, identikit name that you bare. No two Human Nature's are alike and yet we refer to you like it's one size fits all. People dismiss things as Human Nature all the time, yet I don't feel it would ever be in my nature to rob, steal or hurt another intentionally. It makes me wonder if the unthinkable were to happen on our planet, would we look after each other or would it really be survival of the fittest? I feel like I am looking at wolves, running in ferocious packs and I'm trying to think of the times in my life when I too got caught up in the momentum of others. I think the last time may have been a boyband phase as a thirteen year old, no less all consuming but infinitely less damaging, unless you count my family's ear drums.
The bright side appeared in the last 36 hours, people bandied together to protect their business' and chase off the scum who were trying to destroy them. Good folk came out afterwards and cleaned up the destruction, and they did it through twitter, another example of pack mentality, (for what is twitter, if not one big gang?), being used for good. Maybe the one common bond of Human Nature is to feel like you belong to something bigger than yourself, whether that be good or bad, the desire to be included is really two sides of the same coin and your fate is decided on the thing that makes you flip.
I have yet to meet a person who was exactly like another, sure we can dismiss individuals for many reasons, say they are the same, but really, when you dig a little deeper, everyone is so different, it's hard to believe we all came into being in the same fashion. My fingers are crossed for the good side of you, I hope you win, I hope kindness, care and a chance to highlight why this has happened in the first place are put at the forefront and after all the material things that were broken have been fixed, we start to tackle what is really broken in our society....