PEOPLE’S BEHAVIOUR, FOR A LARGE PART, IS DETERMINED BY FORCE OUT OF THEIR CONTROL
The human brain is quite a complex structure. It is the building block of our thoughts and behaviour. No one has completely understood how it works and how it controls our thoughts and actions. Some people say it’s the genes, some people argue that it is the environment and society where as others bring about the point of free will.
It is an age-old belief, given by almost all religions, that humans are given free will. The concepts of Heaven and Hell are solely based upon this belief. But as humans are advancing in science and technology, their beliefs are slowly changing. Many psychologists, sociologists and other scientists believe that human behaviour, if not completely, mostly is a product of genes and the environment. On the basis of experiments and thorough observations, they bring about many evidences to support their arguments.
Those who support the genetic factors propose that when a child is born, his thinking patterns and thoughts are based upon those of his parents. They claim that it depends completely on the brain and its structure what a person thinks and how he behaves. They prove this belief by the fact that when alcohol is consumed, it effects the brain in a way that its patterns of behaviours change chemically. The behaviourists say that behaviour is tuned according to external factors like society, environment, school, peers and family. They claim that behaviour depends upon the experiences of a person and the socially accepted norms and traditions.
Despite of all theories and evidences, we must not deny the working of freewill which we can prove from an example that regardless of good and moral norms of society, some people do turn out to be criminal and regardless of extreme poverty and economic conditions, some people do stay away from criminal activity. Hence, behaviour is not dependant on one factor rather it works by combining all factors altogether.