The Doctrine of Original Sin is good for society
A fact that was not lost on Calvin, of course:
You might expect that being prompted (primed) to think of yourself as a good person would make you more altruistic or moral — but, in fact, the exact opposite appears to be the case. Primed to think about what a good person you are, your most likely reaction is to think you’ve paid your morality dues and go on about your business.
The author of proverbs was here first:
Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
Selfish acts will fade into oblivion. Acts of service to God are like chiseling in the bedrock of eternity.