RE: Are Humans Good By Nature? Or is This Something That Has to be Taught?
Interesting question you are throwing to the table here. I would first say that the concepts of bad or good are very relativ, they change a lot from person to person.
Personally I prefer to think like you
I WANT to believe in the inherent good nature of humans
Obviously young children are not aware of what is good or bad. That helps to support the thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau in some way. The child will learn this concepts over time according to the ideas of the society he live, family he was born from, friends he have, etc and apply it according to his/her taste (what like or dislike).
Very sad my English is not so good, I would love to write more about it but in Spanish ;) It is a very complicated theme for me English.
Thanks for sharing your ideas. Cheers! :)