Knight of the Twilight on Nov 24 2008, 02:45 PM, said:
There are lots of reasons for war, greed and domination would come before not trusting the other men.
More practically though, it does seem that the reason why mankind has mistrust of fellow men is because mankind as a whole is not trustworthy. We can recognize that wisely placed trust can assist in survival. There is no question that we have the ability to decide where to place trust. So if this ability to trust exists then the question is why doesn't mankind trust fully in one another?
It because mankind is not trustworthy.
The flaw is not that mankind doesn't trust one another. The flaw is that mankind as a whole, does not exhibit character traits or actions that would advocate the wise placing of trust. We have allowed carnal motivation to dictate actions more often than not.