Evil is Dumb

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For untold ages, humans have searched for the root of all evil. Fear, selfish desire, money, hatred, ignorance…you name it.

I believe that the root of all evil is, in fact, stupidity.

Well, let me run it down to you like this.

  • You don’t start fearing something until you start thinking it’ll hurt you.
  • You don’t start hating something until you start thinking it has wronged you.
  • You don’t start desiring something until you start thinking you’ll be better off with it.
  • You don’t start obsessing over something until you start thinking that it’s all that matters to you.
  • You don’t start ignoring something until you start thinking that it’s not worth your time.
  • You don’t start being selfish until you start thinking that you matter more than others.

What happens when all of this thinking is misplaced? You guessed it. Stupidity. And that misplaced thinking leads people to do evil things. Sure, there are smart people who do that–look no further than Wall Street as a prime example–but in the end, their thinking is still misplaced.

What do you think?

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