Good or Evil?

When I started this blog I really had no idea what it would be or what it would turn in to.  I’m still not sure I know.

So far I’ve avoided politics, but…Obama….seriously people….really? 
Okay, that’s enough controversy.  Luckily, nobody really reads this stuff.

So my question today is not so simple and not exactly new, ground breaking thinking but I wonder….

Are people naturally (or instinctively) good and they have to try to be (or learn to be) evil?  Or are we all evil trying to be good?
Perhaps evil is the wrong word, maybe that gives too much negative conotation.  Good or Bad?  Does that make it easier?

Personally I think, with some exceptions of mental instabilities some people may be born with as part of their DNA, we all choose who we are and how we act.  We choose to help others or not.  We choose to return extra change we might be given by a cashier.  We can speed or go the speed limit, we can tailgate or not, we can let people in during traffic or not.  See why good vs bad is maybe better than good vs evil?  I don’t think being a rude driver makes you evil, but might make you a bad person if it’s a regular behavior – maybe you’re just a jackass. 

We all also choose to rob people, or mug people or commit murder.  Now maybe evil is a better word.  But I still think you make choices.  Certainly we all have different circumstances and some people have an easier chance to make what most would consider the better choice than do others but you’re still making choices. 

That’s my 2 cents….I welcome your comments.

Comments 1

  • my guess is some have dna bias toward altruism or selfishness or both in some kind of weird soupy mix. Like some priests are likely 99% good but than there is that 1% of the time in their lifetime they go on a boy binge or something or spend those donations on an addiction. So i guess my 2 cents is that the best understanding is to understand we dont know all the variables and that its almost certain its very complex and interconnected to everything. So i think this view is pretty obvious today, it just doesnt leave us feeling certain or comfortable as we would like which would explain why we ask the question in the first place and why so many people know for certain the answer. Geesh its all written in the bible so why bother pondering the unknown or making scientific inquiry…. heheheeh also i think it comes down alot to how you were socialized ie parenting and peers and economics. ps.. love that video on perception and the gorilla ahahahhaahahah i didnt see it

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