The thing about evil culture is that I don’t understand it. I don’t know why there is a such thing as bullies or tyrants or oppressors. And, personally, I don’t think there’s an actual need for them.
A lot of people think that we need negativity in this world to be able to tell what and who are actually good. I don’t. Some people believe that we need balance in order for the world to go ’round…okay, I’ll give them that, but I don’t really think that we needed mass murderers or psychopaths to do that.
Somebody spilt a little too much of Chemical X in their making.
Honestly, I think that if a person has intentions of hurting others, physically and/or mentally, that defines whether or not they’re evil. Some who is evil will kick others when they’re down, or will even drag someone in high-esteem into the ground, purely out of boredom.
You know, most of the Bad Guys that we know of have stories as to why they are the way they are. Nobody is born with that evil bone in their bodies; they’re made that way. (Hey, isn’t there a saying like that for heroes? Interesting…)
Someone has to hurt you enough for you to become evil. And even then, as long as you are strong, you can still be good. There are people we hear about every day that harm and kill others. Do you think that a child just turned around one day, and thought, “you know what I want to be when I grow up? A rapist. Ooh, or a murderer. Or both; yeah, that’d be fun.” Of course not—unless they’re mentally unstable, and need to be submitted into the nearest psychiatric center.
That kind of thing is wired in their brains from the way they’re treated by their parents, siblings, extended family, kids at school, colleagues in the workplace. The Joker wasn’t just a wack-job who liked to commit crimes; he lost everything that was important to him, and then fell into a chemical vat that made him go insane. So even the character that is known as The Perfect Villain wasn’t necessarily ingrained with evil in his theoretical blood.
And as for the majority of actual people who are considered evil, they have personality disorders, and/or are treated horribly growing up.
That’s why Pitbulls are viewed by a large number of people as horrible dogs. Because so many of their owners trained them to fight and hunt, and then those specific dogs are found killing other animals and attacking human beings. They aren’t naturally like that; they are literally made to think that they are supposed to attack.
And that’s what kills me about the idea of there being evil. It’s not something already inside of a person or animal when it’s born; they are made to be that way. Most of the evil that is in this world right now is present because it was taught in every generation of new people, which explains why it hasn’t died down.
Sure, some people are put into certain situations that they feel trapped, like stealing when they have nothing; but I don’t think those people are evil. They lost their way. It’s the ones who do it, and find some sort of twisted gratification out of it.
I think those guys didn’t get the love and attention they needed as children. And I also think that just about any of them can be changed to be good. The only thing that really gets in the way of that is that once someone is evil, they don’t see any reasons to be good. Nobody is going to change if they don’t to want to change. Being good is a choice; so long as the Bad Guys don’t want to change, they’re here to stay.
Prompt: Write about evil: how you understand it (or don’t), what you think it means, or a way it’s manifested, either in the world at large or in your life.