From Prager University:
In our universities, newspapers, and television shows, it is a suggested that external forces are the cause of crime. If not for these external forces, poverty, murder and rape would be much lower. If not for racism, America’s inner cities would be far wealthier and so on. At the core of this belief is the flawed notion that people are basically good, and that society is responsible for making people bad. This is simply not true.
As Dennis Prager explains in this video, human nature is not basically good. Likewise, it is not totally bad. People are born narcissists with the potential for good and it is incumbent upon parents, teachers, and yes, society, to turn children into good adults. It doesn’t happen on its own.