in germany there is a saying: “wir sind die guten” which basically means people with high moral standards, best intentions and politically correct opinions, in other words the “do-gooders”.
they walk around with the conviction of being honourable members of their community and often their professions and actions seem to prove their impeccable personalities.
the assumption that every human being carries inside the potential of good AND bad seems not to be valid for them.
whereas other people have to acknowledge the “unloveable” part of themselves and learn to accept the dark side of their consciousness or unconsciousness – the secret seems to be to shine a light on one’s own obscure characteristics – the shadow – and finally embrace that unwanted part of oneself and kind of practice forgiveness for having such a human nature…
and then – after kind of integrating that negative, unwanted part, aspect or response – actively (for some lucky people it’s even an intuitive choice) decide to take the action, thought or response that might be more beneficial – for their own self AND others – in the long run.
for some people this seems not to be valid. they deny having any “unwanted”, potentially harmful qualities and intentions. are they superhumans ? no, they simply are the pure, innocent, good people – without human flaws – and the facts are clear to them :
the bad guy is somebody else, out there. he or she is the one that embodies the problem. and once these bad guys are identified, the good people have to fight against them, because they are entitled to defend the goodness of humanity against those evil people.
that’s only fair, isn’t it ?