According to dictionary.com Human Nature is:
the psychological and social qualities that characterize humankind, especially in contrast with other living things.
What does that mean? My take on it is this, it's basically what makes us, as humans, unique from anything else on this planet. A lot of it is how we react with the knowledge we know. George Santayana's famous (often misquoted) saying "Those who can not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." is very thought provoking. I'd like to take it one step further. Even if we know history and the past, we see the mistakes and blunders of others, we often repeat them. Why? Not because we are stupid, if we were stupid we would have been extinct long ago. But because we have human nature. We make many choices based on our emotions. Even if that does not make sense. Why do you think it is said that hind sight is 20/20? Because, looking back on situations in retrospect is usually done with less emotion and more of an analytical mind. I feel our strong sense of emotions are one of the things that make us human. So maybe the mistakes we make aren't really mistakes, they are just us doing what we do as human race.
Tell me what you think? Do you like to hear that your mistakes are part of who you are? It also means your successes are part of who you are. Have a great week and I'll hopefully post more later this week.