I remember like ten years ago, I was reading up some girl’s blog. I didn’t know her. But she was my age and also studying in a junior college.
So in an entry, she was like, “Blah blah blah I met up with my babe and we had coffee. While driving back home we had such a meaningful discussion about life.”
“Why must there be so much suffering in the world?”
“This world is so byzantine.”
Apart from the pretentious words used, I always found it so typical for people, not just the young ones to keep discussing about why the world is in a shitty state.
Here’s the straight and mostly correct answer for you:
It’s because of assholes.
There is much suffering in this world and bad shit happen to innocent people because of assholes.
Now, why do assholes continuously exist?
It’s because you’re an asshole too.
That said, assholes are humans. Humans make mistakes. Hence, nobody is perfect. It’s just human nature and life. It’s a cycle. It’s the circle. We go round and round.
Assholes were not intentionally placed on earth or accidentally created by god or whatever. Assholes are just everywhere.
There is no truly good
Relax. I’m not going to say shit like, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”
I’m just going to keep drilling in the fact that you’re an asshole.
We mostly measure and decide who is good or bad with the law. The law is good. It keeps most of us in check. But it is only a system. It can only reveal some assholes while the rest hide.
You may follow the law and think you’re safe, but you may be super annoying. You may harbor unkind thoughts. You may have gotten away with whatever dastardly deed you did.
I once knew a guy who somehow decided it was cool to talk to me about getting drunk and fucking around while still going to church with a clear conscience.
I asked, “Doesn’t that conflict with your beliefs?”
His reply was, “The way I see it, the entire week is for me to do whatever I want. Sunday is when I redeem myself.”
There you go. There’re religious assholes out there even. Let’s not forget the hypocrites who are raping young children. Assholes go to a godly level, so to speak. I don’t count them as a representation of life.
An asshole is an asshole. The law is just a system. It cannot read minds or expose all our nakedness. Everybody has dark secrets.
So why do assholes exist? Because some of the “good” people out there are already tainted. That’s how strong the epidemic is. You can take it as a cynical point and think we have no hope. Fact is, nobody is ever truly innocent.
The cycle we allow to happen
The girl above blogged to wonder why the world is such a dark place. At least she’s wondering only.
Since nobody is truly good, you can bet that everybody, at some point in their life are happy to know that their wrongdoers got what they deserve. Hell, they probably revel in it.
“I’ve finally found peace knowing that he is dead. I hope he suffered a lot before it ended.”
“She deserved to be raped.”
“If there was no law, I’m would be a killer myself.”
“LOL” commented by almost everybody on social media on some dumb video entitled, “Sluts at the bar fighting caught on tape!” because they’re safe and sound behind the monitor.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t act out your evil thoughts or let your dark side manifest, the point is, you have such thoughts. Everybody has such thoughts. And with that, we’ve created a kind of collective consciousness that allows assholes to exist because nobody wants to truly step up and do something about it.
We’d rather sit on the side of idleness and pat ourselves on the back because the law hasn’t found a problem with us, that some god hasn’t condemned us or our friends are all acting the same so therefore it’s probably not a big deal.
Just look in the mirror
Please stop asking or wondering why the world is bad or why there’re so many bad people.
“Why do assholes exist?” is not the correct question.
“What can I do to make things better?” is the right question.
And the answer is easy.
Just stop being an asshole. You don’t even need to read this article to know how.