Despite the tremendous progress in material conditions the world over, suffering remains. The afflictions such as greed, anger, hatred and envy that underpinned much of our misery thousands of years ago continue to do so even today. Unless there is a radical change in human nature within a rapid period of time, these afflictions will plague us for many centuries to come.~ HH Dalai Lama ~
I rarely disagree with HH. In principle, I agree with him here. However, I am not so sure that human nature is the problem. Human behavior is.
See, I think it is human nature to feel all those emotions/feelings: greed, anger, hatred, envy. And more. Feelings just are. They are a combination of body chemistry, training, history, and alignment of the factors that brings each person to this particular space in (and) time where the feeling emerges.
What we do with them--how we respond, react, or act--that is the issue at hand.
Love, compassion, generosity...those are also feelings that emerge from our human nature. Those are the ones we need to start developing. And here is where our choice comes in.
Do I foster love and compassion or anger and hate?
Do I react from greed and envy or act out of generosity and kindness?
Our nature is what it is.
Our behavior? That's another matter.