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The world we live in today stands by the thought that if we did not have certain rules in our system everyone would always be at war and destructions catastrophes and vandalism would be constantly occurring Thomas Hobbes was an important philosopher who lived from 1588-1679 and proposed many important and thoughtful propositions to make sure and pint out our mistakes As we look around today we see the corrupt world we live in and the characteristics of people that take us forward in life Peoples selfishness has come to the point today where we could do anything to better our position and the position of our country in the case of the governments Our main drive is to succeed in our l8ives even if it means to crush others around us in other words our first and foremost motivation is and drive is power We humans are motivated by power and want as much as possible of it as we can get When this occurs usually the people being suppressed are in fear distress panic and dismay Therefore the people below this power obey based on their fears and terrors The concept of Thomas Hobbes therefore was indeed correct when he described man as solitary poor nasty brutish and short According to Hobbes humans are selfish creatures who will do anything to better their positions in the world This does not only apply to individuals but to whole nations as well Each country each community as well as each individual is in a constant battle for power and wealth For example Germany under the ruling of Hitler was in the constant battle for extreme power and wealth He constantly wanted to prove his countrys superiority and power in the world and firmly believed that it would have to be rid of undesirables that he thought were causing the downfall of Germany It was here that he would do everything to better his countrys
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