I believe that man is inherently noble. I am not blind to his weaknesses and frequent evil behavior, but, given the proper environment in most cases, he is capable of unbelievable courage and self-sacrifice. William Shirer, author and commentator, says, “Those who were bombed out or hounded in concentration camps came out with a will to go on, with faith in themselves, their fellow man, and in God.”
I have a son in his early twenties who hitchhiked to Alaska with just such faith. When warned of the dangers, he said, “I will find more good people than evil ones, more who will want to help me get to where I want to go than to hinder.” It turned out just that way. On his second trip to Alaska, he drove a car.