There's always a debate where you have to take a side. Most of the time, one side is considered good and the other evil. Well, not really in black and white, but most of the time two parties leave the "battleground" with an intense feeling of each other being the good one. So, the question is: who is the bad guy?
Have you ever thought of things like killing somebody, extreme cruelty or other unworldly acts as "bad" or "good"? I took to mind something that involved murder as a necessary evil. It's just like a white lie or anything. But really, if we look at "evil" what are those things that we are looking at? I realise that most of the time, "bad" things are labeled onto matters that most of the time go against the social norms of society or go against the law.
Now, keep an open mind.
What do you think about terrorists? Yes, they are branded "evil" by many people i think. But, what are their aims? What pushed them to act in such extreme ways of violence? What brought them to do so? Something had to trigger them to act. But look at a bigger picture. What do these terrorists want to achieve?
Then look at the "good" side and think: what do they want to achieve?
I thought, and looked, and saw that they were kind of the same things. There are many similarities between the goals of the "good" and "evil" people, but perhaps its the ways they achieve them. Religious people relate evil deeds as related to satan and the sorts. But, although good men may do heavenly deeds, the ends that both sides wish to achieve stands on the same grounds.
However, this does not justify the actions of the wicked. Albeit, it is an attempt to understand why the wicked act the wicked. Politically speaking, they are like the "robin hood" of the day. Sociologically speaking, they have been branded this way and of course very prepared to stay branded due to the interests of many parties. It is always the way of the good to eradicate evil, to make it extinct. But think what goes behind the scenes before this evil even had to be purged. What caused it in the first place?
Are those acts of white lies and necessary evils caused by mistakes that we have done in the past? And, are the actions of men dammed to follow the paths that they previously did? I'm talking people not being given a second chance. If good men can turn evil, why not evil men be able to turn good?
I see it as us not giving them the space to do so. Once we see evil, we place a cage around it, allowing none to escape and branding them further by their deeds. Turning a new leaf is as out of the question as the moon turning blue. When a man sees no hope, what does he do? He does the only thing he can do - continue doing what he's best at. Not only that which he knows he is best at, but more importantly, he does what other people know he's best at, and the expectation precedes any other thought. The fact is a person's actions are not determined by our expectations, but it is according to their own prerogative.
If you are able to give yourself that second chance, i know you will always hope that others will give it to you too.
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