A Lopsided View

Kangaroo Island1

EVERYONE HAS A REASON for thinking and acting the way they do, whether deemed acceptable or not. There is both good and bad in us all and it’s only the arrogant, who while judging others, conveniently ignore the fact that their own thoughts and actions are not always pure or done with good intent.

In reality there is no such thing as pure good or pure evil, least of all in us humans. In the best of us there are thoughts or deeds that are wicked, and in the worst of us, at least some virtue. A sinner may think virtuous thoughts or perform good deeds in some areas of his life… while a saint may secretly act badly or harbour lustful thoughts.

“A wicked person is not one who does loathsome acts for their own sake.
He always has a reason or need that to him is justified.”

A cat kills and eats mice. Does that make him bad? The cat certainly doesn’t think so, but it is also certain that the mice would have a different opinion. Every murderer thinks the victim needed killing, although the victim would of course think otherwise.

So called evil people do things because they think it right for them, just as us good people do things because we think it right for us. We are all the same deep down, in our thoughts and deeds. We all firmly believe that we are right and justified in the way we think and in the actions we take in life.

This post is not an attempt to condone bad behaviour, far from it. This is an attempt to demonstrate how lopsided our viewpoint of life really is. We think that our actions and thoughts are always right, or at least excusable, while believing that other people are fallible and prone to acting and thinking wrongly.

We rely on our own personal perceptions of what is right and wrong and judge others accordingly, while conveniently disregarding the fact that we ourselves do not always think or act in an appropriate manner, although we would never admit that to anyone of course, not even to ourselves…

Dan’s Quote: “We aren’t good or bad, right or wrong. Even those classified as insane
______________have their own reasons for why they do what they do.” 


Inspiration for this post came from reading Wizards First Rule by Terry Goodkind.
Header: Rock formation,Kangaroo Island, South Australia.

About Dan Brand

Blog writer and author of Mind WorX-An Inside Story, a philosophical look into life's mysteries.

Posted on December 16, 2016, in Our Quest For Self Awareness and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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