Human nature: Survival of the fittest

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Humans by birth have the natural instinct to survive. It is those best adapted to the environment that continue to survive and pass their characteristics, feelings, and behaviors to generations to come.

The Goose Hunters of the Arafura Swamp, central Arnhem Land, Australia, May 1937, Donald F. Thomson, 1937, From the collection of: Museums Victoria
The primal instincts of humans is to hunt and gather. This is used in means to survive.
Adam and Eve, Albrecht Dürer, 1504, From the collection of: The Morgan Library & Museum
Humans have the instinct to reproduce and have attraction.
The Last Supper, Marten de Vos, Undated, From the collection of: The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
In human nature, religion plays a major role in worship, values, and characteristics. Religion has helped keep morals, discipline, and sanity to humans since the dawn of time.
Et ecce sedes posita erat in coelo... [God the Son in Majesty on the Throne Surrounded by the Four Creatures and Worshipped by the Twenty-four Elders], Luigi Sabatelli I, 1809-1810, From the collection of: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
It is human instinct to worship and choose leaders to help them. Leaders are chosen to help mandate law and order.
Death of a peasant, Henry Lamb, 1911, From the collection of: Te Papa
Humans all go through stages of grief at times of loss. This is part of human nature because it allows us to cope with feelings of despair and move forward.
Lucca Madonna, Jan van Eyck, 1437, From the collection of: Städel Museum
Women have the maternal instinct to take care and raise their child, just as a man has the instinct to protect his family.
The Five Senses, Smell, GONZALES COQUES, ca. 1650, From the collection of: Muzeul Național Brukenthal
Humans are born with the natural five senses to touch, hear, taste, see, and smell. It is with these senses that we maneuver throughout the world. There are many who do not have all five because of injury or illness.
Xiangyang,Xiang Yany's Intellectual Garden,Dust in Evolution #2 (detail view),exhibition opeining., Xiangyang, 2014-06-02/2014-06-15, From the collection of: Today Art Museum
It is human nature to adapt and live in new surroundings. Humans have changed throughout the centuries.
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