The truth behind us all

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We all started off as innocent children that never thought of harming anyone for our own benefit. Our human nature, however, evolves and becomes a reflection of our world, bitter and painfully cruel. We cause chaos all around us and harm ourselves and those we thought we cared for.

The Legend of the White Snake, Guan Liang, 1983, From the collection of: China Modern Contemporary Art Document
As we grow older our innocence is killed by the harsh reality of life.
The Fall of the Rebel Angels, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1562, From the collection of: Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
We become corrupted by society and begin to fall like the once pure angels do after they have sinned.
Anger, Envy, and Fear, George Romney, 1734–1802, British, undated, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
Inside all of us there is anger, envy and fear that is brought out when our true human nature is revealed.
Warrior Seizing a Kneeling Figure, Jacques-Louis David, 1775/80, From the collection of: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Once it comes down to it, everyone will start to kick people while they're down in order to make sure that they are inferior.
The Downtrodden, Käthe Kollwitz, 1900/1900, From the collection of: National Museum of Women in the Arts
We try to keep our emotions hidden and put on a brave face so that people won't think little of us.
Noble Savage- What Do You Want?(no.5), Lee, Jae Hoon, 이재훈, 2009, From the collection of: Korean Art Museum Association
We crave a leader to follow but don't keep in mind that they may be just as distraught and torn down as we are.
Sunrise, Inverness Copse, Nash, Paul, 1918, From the collection of: Imperial War Museums
Our surroundings are being destroyed for our own benefit even though it will eventually harm us in return.
The Hunted Slaves, Richard Ansdell, 1861, From the collection of: Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
If need be, we will even take the life of another living creature to keep ourselves safe.
Stone201405, Hao Shiming, 2015, From the collection of: China Modern Contemporary Art Document
Once our human nature is disclosed, our brains turn to muck and we have no idea how to tell right from wrong and continue to destroy ourselves and one another.
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