I’m not going to try to “prove” the following. It is a statement of the way I see things, based on decades of thought. Doesn’t make it correct, but if correct, it is better said than unsaid.
For a moment, let’s assume there are two different views of human beings: that we are basically evil, or basically good. YES, there are other options, including mixtures of these, but for a moment, let’s just look at these. One might also phrase this as the battle between love and fear.