Friday, August 8, 2014

There's No Such Thing As A Good Guy.

I love books. And TV. And movies. Basically, I love stories. 

Sometimes, though, I wonder if all those stories are good for us. Because, especially lately, it seems we're having trouble separating reality from fantasy. Like this whole concept of good guy/bad guy. 

There is no such thing as a "good guy." There is no such thing as a "bad guy." Not in real life. Whether you're talking about actual people, or corporations, or countries, the fact remains the same. Life, and people, are far more complex. Their actions and decisions as a whole can't be fit into a neat little box of "right" and "wrong." Someone can make the right decision one day and the wrong one the next. It makes them neither bad nor good. It makes them human. 

More and more, though, I see people blatantly ignoring facts in order to make those people or corporations or countries fit into the neat categories they expect. It doesn't work like that. That sort of thinking is a child's. Adults think critically, and critical thinking means seeing things for the way they are, not the way you want them to be. 

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