Twelve years ago, I asked:
Do you think people are inherently good or inherently evil?
I never answered this question here.
Twelve years ago, I believed that people were inherently evil, and it was societal norms, laws, enforcement, and consequences that kept us in line.
Twelve years ago, I was a lot angrier than I am today.
Today, I believe that most people are inherently good. When I see people do evil things, I wonder what happened to them, how they got messed up.
Today, I am generally happy.
I guess that answers my question, which wasn’t really about what you or I or anyone thought, but rather about what might actually be.
Having experienced both sides of that question I see that it’s neither.
Getting to experience both sides of that question and answer it firsthand is wicked freaking I am so lucky cool.