Good and Evil,
Always talked about and referred to by many religions and cultures. Some say Good and Evil does not exist.
The truth is, Good and Evil is a metaphor to the definitions of Logic and Emotion.
Logic: reasoning conducted or assessed according to strict principles of validity.
Logic is the part of us that makes decisions based on what we think is what makes sense. For example, let’s take into account a murder. Murder can be committed by anyone with enough reason. Let’s take into account three different scenarios of murder.
A) A man named Lester saw a woman he was infatuated with behind a liquor store and she denied him what he wanted, sex. Lester is prone to acting out on his emotions and gets angry with her and attempts to rape her, but she resists so he kills her. He leaves her body behind the building and runs away.
B) Unlike Lester, John tends to think about his actions before he acts on them. John goes to a bar and sees a woman that he is infatuated with. When she denies John of sex, he considers his options.
- We are in a lonely part of the bar, I can just force her to give me what I want. That would make me a rapist. If she resists and escapes and attempts to call the police, I may have to kill her, which makes me a murderer.
- I can just walk away and not get what I want.
He decides that he doesn’t want to leave empty handed and goes with his first option to rape the woman. She resists and tries to escape threatening to yell and call the police so he pulls her into the bathroom and beats her to death after raping her.
C) The third scenario involves a man named Tyler. Tyler is at the same bar as John and witnesses John drag a woman to the bathroom while she tries to resist with a hand over her mouth that prevents her from yelling. Tyler quickly considers his options.
- He can ignore what he just saw and assume that they are both fine.
- He can see if she is safe with that man in the bathroom, if not he would intervene.
Instead of ignoring the situation, he goes with the second option. He runs to the bathroom and sees John raping the woman while also beating her unconscious. Tyler decides to save the woman and attempts to shove and punch John but John is much stronger. Tyler pulls out his pocket knife and stabs John to death which results in saving the woman.
All three scenarios involve a murder. John and Tyler’s scenario involve more logic than Lester’s scenario. Although John used logic, he still committed a guilty murder. Tyler used logic to save the woman. Presented are two examples of what would be considered evil and one example of good.
Selfish acts are committed every day. Thieves steal food to prevent starvation, gangsters murder for money, and business owners supply weapons to countries in war for profit. Although some acts are committed purely for greed and selfish intentions, some acts are committed for survival, and some acts are committed for the benefit of others. A thief stealing food for their own survival and a thief stealing for the survival of their community are both thieves, but both have a logical reason for stealing. A different example is John murdering to prevent the woman from calling the police to have him arrested and Tyler murdering John to save the woman from being killed. Both used logic reasoning for murder.
Emotion: a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others.
Sadness and happiness are both emotions that humans feel at one point in their life. What makes each individual feel these emotions vary from each person. Some emotions are easy to distinguish while others make us cringe and question a person’s morality. Provided are three scenarios how one emotion such as happiness can differ in people.
A) Jamie is a teenager who grew up on a farm with cows, horses and chickens. She grew up to love animals as if they were family and friends. One day she came home from school and found a puppy in the living room. Her parents gifted her the puppy for her birthday. She was ecstatic to play with the puppy. She gave the puppy a name and vowed to be the puppy’s best companion.
B) Christopher lives with his parents and younger sibling. Christopher is a teenager and loves playing playing football and chess. He loves taking care of his younger sibling and teaching him skills such as chess and sports. Although, Christopher also finds it fun and exciting to terrorize his sibling. Sometimes Christopher will use his words to make his younger sibling believe a story that is not true. For example, Christopher will tell his younger sibling that the family dog has been run over and that is the reason why he is currently not at the house, when in reality, the dog is at the vet.
C) Mindy was born and raised in the city of Phoenix and currently lives there. She doesn’t have many friends due to her awkwardness. She rarely lives in the present moment and no one can relate to her because she’s a serial killer that finds pleasure in calculating the death of others. She has seen therapists and other professionals before she decided this lifestyle to see if anyone can help her find an alternative lifestyle. In the end, she was unable to resist the satisfaction she receives when ending the life of another.
Emotions vary throughout people. It is possible to make someone happy or sad by committing an act that triggers that emotion. At the same time, a person can make themselves happy or sad by acting out on their own. Jamie was gifted a puppy which in turn made her happy. Christopher finds joy in terrorizing his younger sibling while also finds it fulfilling to teach his sibling and play with him. Mindy pursues the satisfaction of committing murder because she can’t find anything else that gives her the same emotion. Always plotting to capture prey, she fails to
It’s important to understand that phase one and two exist. Knowledge of logic and emotion will allow a person to understand that they can be controlled. Some people are emotionally intelligent naturally and others understand the laws of logic more easily. This does not mean that a person is confined to one of the two.
The third phase is controlling thoughts and emotions. A logician is more likely to think while an emotional person is more likely to feel. Once a logician is able to understand that they think about the world more than they feel with the world, they may be able to begin understanding how to feel the world. Likewise, once an emotional person is able to understand that they naturally feel the emotions of the world, they may be able to begin understanding how to think about the logic of the world.
Once control of thoughts and emotions is reached, a person will have perspectives of both in their daily life. There will be struggles of trying to decide which perspective to base their decisions off of, but instincts come into play when it becomes difficult to decide. The third eye is opened when a person masters the logic and emotion side to themselves. They will begin walking the Earth with a newfound knowledge of how to communicate with the world. They are in tune with their thoughts and can form well constructed ideas and theories and present them to all beings. They are also able to understand the emotions other beings may be feeling and can adapt to their environment or create a new one.
At this point, the bearer of this mindset has all the tools capable to reach the ultimate level of being. At this level, the bearer gains the opportunity to decide how they want to live their life with this newfound power. Their decision, whether it is “Good” or “Evil”, will be pursued with a velocity unmatched by others. They hold the reigns to their vessel and shall steer to anything that guides their soul. Decisions made from this point will create consequences to life in the world.