i think that the question and maybe the answers somewhat imply a humanist perspective. I guess the way I would answer this question is that I dont really care what 'most people' think human nature is, what people prefer, etc. I'm interested in finding a way I can live without domination with others who are also interested in that, and who I'm interested in involving my life with. If other people want to live shitty lives, then thats a choice they make for themselves, but the problem then arises about how we come into conflict when they decide to live a life of domination and the ways in which their choices come to impact us. It's a way of not being relativistic but also not moralistic. I dont think the solution to this is to once and for all say 'what we should do', 'what humans want', or any other determinist position. i think this question, and the previous answers, presume in one way or another a 'right way to live' that i do not in any way want to suggest. It's not that i disagree with the critiques of civilization and many conceptions of human nature that stem from enlightenment and progress-oriented values, its just that I'm a primitivist because I decided that that is the way that I want to live my life with my family and friends if thats what they also choose, not because I have decided the correct path for humanity to follow.