Do you think people can be evil to the core?
I always try to think about people's motives for doing some of the things they do.
Do they do awful things due to mental illness or because they were treated horribly as a child?
Or is it in their DNA?
Because two people can go through the same experience and come out of it completely different.
I really looked for a clip from the movie "Constantine" where the woman tells the man that it isn't the demons that make people do evil things, that people are evil.
Couldn't find it though.
It just makes me wonder.
I remember reading about Ted Bundy and how when he was little he laid knives along side one of his relatives in bed.
And you know what became of Ted Bundy.
I had a friend with a son that put glass in his stepfather's bath water.
The kid was 2.
I haven't seen her in over 15 years.
I wonder what became of the boy.
What was going on and what made him do something like that?
Buddha said that we all have good seeds and bad seeds in us and it is up to each one of us which ones to water.
I believe that.
All of us have the capacity to do evil things.
Everyone one of us has likely loved someone they would kill for or hurt severely.
We may say it is justified.
Others would call it evil.
Everyone just a different idea of what evil is.
It can be an action.
Maybe it is a lifestyle.
I don't know if some people are truly evil or not.
Many people do really, really bad things.
Many people are incredibly selfish.
Some people just want what they want when they want it
and to hell with anyone else.
Some people are mean because it makes them feel good to have power over someone else.
I don't know if it's evil.
It seems kind of evil.
Maybe it's the primitive parts of man coming out.
Maybe it's the demons.
Maybe those people just didn't water the right seeds.
I am not sure I will ever really have the answer to that question.
I do know that I am not evil so that's gonna have to be good enough for me.