The theme of human nature is so complex... is it good, is it bad, neither...?. Do people really wnat to do what is right?. Because if one looks at certain situations, and sees how people (most people) have in fact behaved, in a situation in which there wasn't a sense of acountability, it's shocking to see that often most people act in ways one would think only a few would. There are plenty of examples in History: slavery, the red army in Germany, the Abu Ghraib prison... who said that society has a sistem of values that is only based on self-convenience?, I think it was Hobbes. And his theory is very interesting.
I don't wanna be a pessimist about human nature, though. After all, even in those situations in History, there was people who, against was everyone was doing, against what was considered acceptable, said it was wrong and tried to do the right thing.
Sometimes it seems to me there is some fragile state of calm... and sometimes it seems to me that that isn't more than some sort of illusion, that covers the chaos...
"You've never felt the rain, my friend, until you've felt it running down you back".