What if they’re not evil?
“No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.”
(Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley)
There is evil in the world. And lots of it.
There is evil in your world. I have no doubt of it. What I also believe, though, is no one setting out to do evil to you as their intention. They are, as Ms. Shelley says above, simply doing what they believe will make them happy, or what they believe is right.
Now, think of the “evil” people in your life. The ones who do you harm. Would you approach them differently if you didn’t assume evil intent on their part? How might that change your next conversation?
Peace begins with pause,