If you think there is good in everybody, you haven’t met everybody.
Here’s the evil backstory.
Humanity is divided on what’s behind the creation of our universe. Some believe nothing. Our universe is a random collision of atoms that exist for no reason.
Others believe there is a religious power that has made the universe what it is.
None of us were there when it happened, so our individual belief is by faith alone from an authority we trust. We also weren’t with Lewis and Clark in Montana or Grant at Vicksburg.
Our ability to decide what to believe is what makes us unique. We are not programmed robots. Where’s the fun in that?
Regardless of our universe creation belief, we have free will. And with free will comes the potential and existence of evil.
With free will we can decide what’s right and what’s wrong both collectively and individually. And, unlike a cow, we can decide to be good or bad at any point in our life.
That’s the key to understanding history.
Throughout history there are two basic storylines, man trying his damnest to be happy by being good, and man trying his damnest to be happy by being bad.
What seems to suck up all the press and gain higher ratings are stories about the good attempting to defeat the bad. There have been 1,700 documented wars in world history and over 10,000 documented battles between opposing armies.
It’s hard to decide who was the gooder and who was the badder behind all that conflict.
With your free will you’ve decided to help other free willers use their free will to find happiness.
Unfortunately, you have limited resources. Not enough staff. Too little time. Constant pressure to deliver on goodness to maintain funding.
Doing what you do has never been easy. You’re trying to help people without knowing who is good and who is bad and to what degree. You are trying to help those born a screw-up. Trying to help those whose childhood screwed them up.
You’re not sure who really wants your help and who is just pulling your chain. And lastly, you’re not quite sure who is benefiting, if they can, from your limited resources.
Wouldn’t it be nice to know who it really is you’re trying to help, if they’re ready to go with what you’ve got, and whether you made any difference at all in the end?
Someone once told me I “shouldn’t make any excuses for evil people because they’re everywhere.” The same person said that “anyone could stick a flower in an asshole and call it a vase!”
I thought that pretty profound.
Wouldn’t it be nice to know that you’re not a flower sticker?
Just venting some cultural frustration here…