Show of HandsShow of Hands

fracy March 16th, 2015 11:58pm

Do people who commit evil acts believe that they are doing the right thing?

7 Liked

Comments: Add Comment

EarlyBird Portland
03/16/15 5:04 pm

Some do and others don't. It depends on their mental state.

Reply
treble
03/17/15 10:38 am

Sometimes. Not always.

Reply
Praetorianus Fair enough.
03/16/15 5:44 pm

Yes (for example fanatics and terrorists) and no (antisocial personalities who have no empathy and don't care about right or wrong, or compulsive psychotic killers).

Reply
Arananthi Literal Ninja
03/16/15 10:24 pm

Everyone fundamentally believes they are doing the right thing. They will tell themselves that the law is wrong, the victim deserved it, other people will benefit more than the victim suffered - but it takes a literal insane person to say "I'm evil."

Reply
KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
03/16/15 7:11 pm

Almost always, though many know and simply don't care.

TierasPet
03/16/15 6:48 pm

That's what I was going to say.