Program Director, Communication, Philosophy, Religion, World Languages and the Arts, American Public University
Note: This is the first article in a two-part series on German composer Richard Wagner and his music. Not everyone is a good person. This statement might sound naive and somewhat childish, but it is the truth. As we navigate the realities of life, we realize that rarely (or never) are there purely good and purely bad people. Most people reside in the huge gray area in between good and evil, an area in which most people lean towards good.
Start an Arts and Humanities degree at American Public University.
- ‘Good’ means a lack of self-centeredness. It means the ability to empathize with other people, to feel compassion for them, and to put their needs before your own.
- ‘Evil’ people are those who are unable to empathize with others…They are selfish, self-absorbed, and narcissistic. In fact, other people only have value for them to the extent that they can help them satisfy their own desires or be exploited.