Good and Evil
Good and Evil. This one might be over some people’s head, but they kind of don’t exist. And they kind of do exist. It is complicated. The thing is the two concepts are so simple they complicate everything involved with them to the point where they screw up their own existence.
As a definition, Good is anything that helps, Evil is anything that hurts. Seems like it should be pretty easy to determine which category something would fall in. But there is no one act that can help or hurt everyone. Help or hurt lots of people, maybe, but no everyone. Look at the relationship between the New World and Africa or itself. The United States has helped so many people in the world, but it was built on the eradication of one race and the enslavement of another. And now they have a problem with too many people wanting to get into the country, because it’s a good place to live. So is America Good or Evil?
Another example of how complicated Good and Evil get is the idea of necessary evils. With the exception of a few people, most believe they exist. And that’s because it does. And if Evil acts can do Good… you see how complicated this gets.
As far as the individual is concerned, there is this big question about whether humans are inherently Good or Evil. This is a bit easier to answer. Neither. Humans were designed to be able to do both. Without that, they would lose the free will that I designed into them. So if you ever wonder why good people do bad things, or vice versa, it’s because, in a sense, nothing is stopping them, inherently speaking.
See you next week.