The Impact of Losing One`s Innocence

The Impact of Losing One`s Innocence
?In the beginning there is man, alone with his thought, his soul, and his professional spirit, capable of intuitions that are at once great and fragile, simple and complex.? ? Nuccio Bertone

Man, an oxymoron to say the least, has great yet fragile intuitions and simple yet complex thoughts and ideas. Modern man has existed around 40,000-60,000 years. Of course this depends on your definition of man and that is if you believe in evolution or not. The term ?modern man? means the men we are today, and to scientists around 40,000 years ago man developed the capability of decision making and problem solving, also known as complex brain functions. When man was first capable of complex thinking innocence was at its peak. We knew little or close to nothing, and that is when man coexisted in perfect harmony.
Then as we as a species evolved, but not a physical evolution, we evolved mentally. We soon lost our innocence through various ways. Stealing, lying, cheating, and killing are all ways you can lose your innocence. You may even lose your innocence by seeing the world through eyes other than your own, and unfortunately that can happen at an extremely young age. Losing ones innocence can result in a few things, those things being, mental and/or physical scars, arrogance, and the feeling of dominance over other human beings.

The time when people lose their innocence varies with, culture, religion, and wealth. Every one of those can speed up or slow the process. If you are fortunate enough to live in a wealthy community where you are sheltered continuously then you may be able to preserve it for years longer than others and vise versa. The loss of your innocence can also have positive effects for a short period, like with the loss maturity might fill the place where innocence was before. But maturity too early can also onset early stages of self induced depression. At the same time forced maturity can lead to the loss of innocence and depression.
Lord of the Flies by William Golding, a Nobel peace prize recipient, is about the controversial topics of humanity, human nature, and innocence. The title is said to be a direct correlation of the Hebrew term Beelzebub also known as Satan , and a metaphor for a power struggle in a chaotic situation. In this novel Ralph becomes leader of a small group of children stranded on an island during a plane crash. Through leadership he realizes he needs to grow up, and fast. Through this new responsibility and new found maturity Ralph lost his innocence completely and was soon enough killing animals and attempting to kill other humans for survival.

With loss of innocence people develop more ideas and methods for various things. Like that of warfare. If you fight in war you lose your innocence it is as simple as that, and if your innocence is lost during war you come up with more ideas of torture and weapons to kill others. In the novel Night by Elie Wiesel, another Nobel peace prize recipient, lies his story of his imprisonment in several concentration camps during the Holocaust and ultimately his liberation from those camps. In the novel he tells of a man named Doctor Mengele or The Angel of Death. This cruel man decided the fates of millions of people in the concentration camp Auschwitz. As well as deciding who lives and who dies he created and conducted random and cruel experiments to test human limits of pain and suffering.*

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