It’s easy to believe that evil has increased in our world. Truth is, it has always been there. When I look back I see villains no less malevolent than the ones today. I see past injustices that equal our present affairs. No matter how you look at it, there is always a constant amount of wickedness in the world, and there is no less good as well.
Sure, we all look back and see a rosier time behind us. Humans are geared for optimism, even the depressing ones. So when we recall events, there’s a tendency to forget and forgive a lot of the pain and suffering.
I mean, that’s not to say that we don’t go through good times and bad, and the world has gone through some periods of prosperity along with trials and turmoils. That’s not the same as good and evil. Even in the worst of times you can find decency among the wretched. Sometimes that’s when humanity is at its best.
So take heart. If you are going through a rough patch, and you’re slated to make it through, it will eventually get better… And if you’re having the time of your life, brace yourself. That’ll come to an end too.
And if you don’t make it? Well… then your worries are over! Do you remember what it was like before you were born? Yeah… Kind of like that.