Hobbes and Human Nature

There are many different views on human nature. Some believe that it human nature is rational, while others, like Hobbes, believe that human nature is passionate, competitive, and violent.   I think human nature can be broken down into those three characteristics; however, I also think that on top of human nature being passionate, competitive, and violent, it is also combined with rationalism.
To begin, all men are created equal; equal in the sense of everyone being human. No one has super natural powers or more of a right to happiness than the next person in line. So if everyone is equal, then why do some stand out? Everyone has a natural instinct of passion, competition, and violence. As Hobbes says, “Nature hath made men so equal in the faculties of the body and mind, as that, through there be found one man sometimes manifestly stronger in body or of quicker mind that another, yet when all is reckoned together the difference between man and man is not so considerable as that one man can there upon claim himself to benefit to which another may not pretend as well as he” (Hobbes, p78.) Hobbes believes that all men are created equal. This sense of equality causes some to try to stand out, whether it is by intellectual qualities, physical qualities, or perhaps reputation. And to achieve this high level of whatever, humans tend to   do whatever necessary to achieve their goals. Because of this ubiquitous equality, some are driven to stand out; to prove they are superior, which is another natural characteristic of human nature, which can circle back to the thought that humans are naturally passionate, competitive, and violent.
First, human nature is passionate. Passion drives people by creating a sense of desire and yearning. Some are passionate about life; others are passionate about money; some are passionate about art, sports, or any other specific, or even general wants. When one is passionate about something, for example soccer, one will dedicate part of...