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Do people change?

As humans we evolved from, in a sense, animals. We all have animalistic characteristics in each and every one of us.

For example;
Raise a baby tiger from birth in a home, in civilization and teach it to be a calm and loving animal it will conform to learn to be as loving and as a obedient as a dog. When it is fully grown put the tiger back into its natural habitat and sooner then later its animal instincts of "killing" and "survival of the fetus" will emerge. It will go back to being who he is, what a tiger really is. No matter how long you teach the tiger to be loving and gentle once back it its innate environment something will trigger its true self to emerge.

Humans compared to animals have the ability to learn and evolve therefore could a human learn other ways and change or is who we are at birth pre-determined and will stay with us forever?

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  • Sep 10 2012: I read the case at yahoo news a few months ago, it was about the young boy who founded at the house dog. He is 6 yo and based on their neighbourhood story, the boy's parents past away when he was 2 yo. Since that occasion, the boy refused to live in the orphan house. In his mind, its better to live with his dogs. He eats like a dog, walking like a dog, even he was barking every person who wants to get closer to him. The point is that each part of his life adopted from the way of the dogs life. But now, under the social department of... (i forget the country is) he does like a human being. he try to eat with spoon, he try to learn how to speak in human language, etc. It means that animal or human will going back to who they are.

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