Cause I just don't believe we're wicked
I know that we sin but I do believe we try

from Frank Ocean – We All Try Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

He does not believe that people are intrinsically evil, but that everyone tries, and fails at times, to be good people. Frank’s philosophical approach is more closely aligned with Rousseau than with Hobbes, who believed that people were born evil and have to make themselves good .

The idea of “sin” presents nuance to Rousseau’s approach. Rousseau maintained in Emile that since God looks only to the sincerity of intention, there is no reason to believe that one religion or philosophy is superior to any other.

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