Friday, April 5, 2013
I think that humans evolved to be the most terrible things in a terrible world. And we are slowly coming to grips with the fact that we, as a species, are no longer comfortable with being terrible monsters.
And while you might feel like horrible person who doesn't do nearly the amount of nice things that you could be doing, remember this.
Every time you do some thing nice, something at least partially selfless, you are fighting generations of breeding, years of personal baggage, and the deep down survival tactics that tell you that you must come out on top at all costs.
When you try to make someone else's existence a more wonderful thing, you have managed to conquer your demons, break through your barricades, and show what it is to be human.
People aren't good because we are made to be good.
Whatever goodness that is born of us is because we struggle against ourselves to carve out something beautiful in this terrible world.