John Locke was considered an Enlightenment thinker for what he did and what he believed in. John said that every person is born free and equal with three things, life, liberty and property. John believed that people could learn from their experiences and improve themselves; people have the ability to govern their own affairs. John very much disliked the thought of having an absolute monarch and liked his idea of self-government more.
Impact on society
With all the ideas John came up with and how he expressed his mind, people began to notice the truth behind his thoughts. His thoughts very much impacted modern political thinking. He believe that if the government does not do its best to protect the rights of life,liberty, and property then the people have the right to overthrow it. Another point is that the government's power comes from the consent of the people and that is the foundation of democracy today.