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What are the psychosocial and psychocultural components which makes some people

  1. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago

    What are the psychosocial and psychocultural components which makes some people

    view evil and other types of negativity in a positive light?


  2. Sri T profile image80
    Sri Tposted 3 years ago

    The "I" is most important. Everybody starts out good as an infant. Then somewhere between that time and adulthood, the truth appears. Everybody will not be a good person. The child wakes up. Then he discovers that the world is a mix. Good people, bad people, good moods, bad moods. The wise ones accept it, and don't give much thought to it. Then there is another group of people who have experienced wrongs and enjoy revenge. There is a strange joy in revenge. A person who minds their own business is suddenly wronged for no apparent reason. Then he sees a misfortune happen to that person, or he creates it and watches the bad guy suffer. Payback. He feels a relief, as if justice has been served. He can become addicted to the joy of getting even with people. Then he enjoys slamming everybody with revenge, whoever crosses him or mistreats him for no reason. Because he was hurt by their mean or rude behavior, he gets a thrill out of watching them suffer. He can even laugh hysterically at them. Hollywood has made huge fortunes off of those types of movies. He is not about forgiveness. It is eye for an eye. And it feels good. The problem with that outlook is it gets stronger and will overtake him. He will be fighting people all day, every day, trying to even the score. He may even become more aggressive or violent. Love and joy will be out the window. Anger and misery will become the habit. This happens to lots of people. In extreme cases, they have mental problems or may become terrorists or even serial killers. This is all do to a lack of wisdom or alternative ways of looking at people and the world.

    1. Conekeeper profile image60
      Conekeeperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Evil will ALWAYS be evil. However I do believe negativity can be changed by letting go of it and moving on. I usually pray about what that situation was that caused the negativity-release it and Move on. That works for me.  Have a nice day.

    2. Sri T profile image80
      Sri Tposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      For me it doesn't really exist. Nothing happens but thoughts in most cases. It is a matter of perception or where a person places their attention. So outside of physical violence, nothing happens but thoughts.  Anybody can ignore those thoughts

  3. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago


    There are some people who are wired to be evil either through nature or nurture.  There are people who get a visceral thrill from harming &/or hurting others.  Then there are others who maintain that the conventional mores of what is good &/or evil is based upon societal perspective & is not constant.  They maintain that what is considered to be evil is part of basic nature which has been demonized by the prevailing ethical, moral, &/or religious structure. 

    There are people without consciousness who want to experience & dabble in evil.  They want to defy the conventional societal rules as to what is considered to be right &/or wrong.  They perversely rejoice in exploring evil in all its aspects.  By exploring evil, they want to be the rebel & provocateur.  They see evil as something deliciously tempting & the rules be damned.

    They are people who cannot live without psychological pain.  They see evil as a submersion & ultimate liberation from the psychological pain they are enduring.  Others see themselves as deserving of such pain & welcome such iniquities done to them.

    There are a few to whom evil has a wider range of perspective than goodness.  They see evil is an unadulterated license to be whatever & whomever they wish to be.  They view evil as power & ownership over their lives & that of others. They feel that being good is totally stultifying psychologically, mentally, even psychically.

    There are those who grew up in such hellishly abusive environments which resulted in having an inverse mindset & consciousness emotionally, mentally, psychologically, & spiritually.  To such people, the only way to survive, even thrive & grow was to be evil or adopt negative values which was imprinted on them from childhood. They only feel worthwhile when they are evil or indulge in other types of negative behaviors.

    1. Sri T profile image80
      Sri Tposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Good observations. In some cases it starts out as self defense in bad environments. A person can choose to dial into those thoughts or not.  A person can create their own thought world, regardless of the negativity. That's what some religions do.