22.11.06

The good and bad

Most of us have done things in life that are generally deemed as “bad”. Things like lying to our parents, cheating on a test and maybe even stealing a pack of chewing gum. Despite these minor misdemeanours, we are convinced that we are inherently good; that deep inside, when you cut past all the surface stuff, there is goodness. There are some of us that are inherently bad (hard-core criminals, etc) but what happens when as a good person, you do something really terrible and ugly? What if you are driven to do something you would never think possible, like murder or adultery or both? Does that immediately transform you from a good person into a bad one and is there ever a way back? Does any amount of repentance or guilt make up for it? Can we ever become good again?

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