In my opinion, 'good' and 'evil' by human terms are merely perceptions that we create.
For example, I feel as though no one is completely 'good' and no one is completely 'bad'. Everyone has 'positive' and 'negative' traits about them,
and some of those traits manifest more strongly than others. Humans are creatures who love labeling things, it's how we acquire knowledge and gain a
sense of familiarity. This very method of acquiring and accepting knowledge however, has deeply misconstrued our perception of our fellow man.
Imagine there is a bank robber, and this bank robber has you at gunpoint, and he's continuously threatening you with violent outbursts. If I asked you
how you perceived that man in that moment, you may say he was acting in a 'bad' or 'evil' way. Does his action, however, define him as a person?
We tend to have reasoning behind why we behave the way we do, and hurt people hurt people. We all perceive trauma in different ways. Some express it,
some hold it in. Trauma for some makes them better people in the midst of perseverance, and for others, not so much. I think good and evil are too
blatant of terms, as neither exist completely, 100%, in the human behavior and consciousness. Human characteristics are just too complex to label in
such a broad way.
What is normal? Normal is different for everyone, because everyone is different. If there is no normal, then peoples' perceptions of good and bad are
going to be different, because each label the actions, opinions, etc. of a person or people in a different way.
Humans are a mixed bag of ideas, actions, and potential, both 'good' and 'evil'.
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