In any parent child relationships we can pass on undesirable traits in our parenting, in the book Insomnia by Stephen King, a man beats his wife for years, including before and during her pregnancy with their child as well as after, eventually after one especially gruesome episode where an ambulance, cops, and neighbors were all involved she was convinced to get a restraining order against him and press charges. But the only reason the main character was able to make her take that risk was by opening her eyes and making her face the reality of what the abuse was going to do to her child as she grew up, especially if the father turned on her, but even if he didn't ever hit the daughter, just growing up in the environment where that was the example of how women (and how she) would be treated when she was older will send her down a dark path including her own abusive relationship.
While some claims state that humans as a whole can over take any inherited flaw because of some redeeming factor there are lots of people that have come to terms with a reality that no matter what we will never be able to completely rid our race of our deep seated evil although it shows up more in some places than others it will always be there. This does not mean we cannot learn to cope and work around our unwanted characteristics but simply that we will never make them disappear without even a trace left to sneak its way into our actions, words, and lives. These flaws are standing in the way of the human kinds full potential, if a large portion of individuals focused on making improvements for themselves to work on specific parts of their personality we could make progress on many issues that are influential to successful life. Some examples human flaws are as follows; enviousness, defensiveness, aloofness, volatility, eccentricity, entitlement, being unreliable, meticulous scrutiny of others, and the inability to communicate. When we exhibit these patterns, especially from a parent to a child, we can imprint on others and pass on hindering personalities from generation to generation.
Brunner, Tom. “10 Character Flaws That Can Derail Even Good People.” Dr. Thomas M Brunner, Brunner Foundation, 20 Mar. 2012, www.doctorbrunner.com/10-character-flaws-that-can-derail-even-good-people/.
Stafford, Tom. “ Are We Naturally Good or Bad?” BBC, BBC, 14 Jan. 2013, www.bbc.com/future/story/20130114-are-we-naturally-good-or-bad.
Humanity's Flaws With Child Abuse8/23/2017
While some people say humankind will overcome any flaws, humankind does have a tragic flaw that could result in its destruction, such as child abuse. Many children in this world struggle with or have struggled with abuse in some sort of way. Some examples of this is physical, verbal, and sexual abuse. Some children have even experienced neglect. Children around the world are having to deal with abuse from their parents, legal guardians, people around them, and even from strangers. Children and even adults that are or have experienced some sort of abuse at some point in their life; it can be hard for them to come out and express whats going on or what has happened to them.There are many sites that give a safe place for people to talk about abuse and get help or even learn other people’s stories and then maybe speak up about what is happening or what did happen. There is many movies, books, articles, and even tv shows that express child abuse but most people that it’s actually happened too are scared to speak up because they think that this tragedy will never end. In the book Insomnia by Stephen king, A man abuses his wife for years even after the birth of their child. He also physically abuses his child after it is born. From this book, I have taken into account that from you being too afraid to speak up about what is actually going on and keep it a secret, you can be putting other people such as your children into the exact same situation.
While some people may say that humankind can overcome any flaw, although this can be true to some extent. Humans can’t overcome everything.This doesn’t mean that over time we can’t fix things in our society because we have seen some things improve. But in today’s day and age we still do have things we need to fix because we can exhibit others negatively and leave bad footsteps for more people end up following.