- Jul 21, 2016
Fear is also an instinct
Yes, that's the whole point I said it was and instinct, an instinct you can override because you aren't a dumber kind of creature.
For the most part people can't override natural presets. Even the desire to override natural presets is mostly an attempt at status (self control is highly valued in all societies) which is itself a natural preset.
If one preset overrides a preset than you CAN override presets.
As for the claim humans mostly can't override presets, explain why suicide is so high among humans and not other animals. The act of killing one's self is a direct contradiction to a natural self preservation instinct.
Note: Just so Birdjaguar doesn't complain about this post, yes it is in fact on topic. We are debating whether or not gender roles are natural presets as implied by Berzerker's OP. I'm claiming natural presets can be overwritten due to us being a superior and more intelligent kind of animal, thus making Berzerker's original implied claim null.