The Good and the Bad

The good people may be as well adapted to life on Earth as the bad ones.

Darkness and light, good and bad.

Isn’t it amazing how human beings can be so compassionate, kind, honest and people-loving. Yet, on the other hand, we can have really selfish and evil people on this blue and green planet. Both groups belong to the same species, the Homo sapiens. It does not make sense, does it? Well, maybe it does anyway.

Is it possible that there are simply two subspecies, equally well adapted? It would take a scientist to prove the hypothesis, but I as a total laywoman dare to formulate it. The good people may be as well adapted to life on Earth as the bad ones. It’s just that the way of adapting is different.

The good are loved by their relatives and peers, who help them in a pinch. Hence the advantage in the struggle for survival as defined by Charles Darwin.

The bad ones are so selfish that they can acquire a lot of wealth in both unethical and illegal ways. This wealth sees them through a pinch. Again, there is an advantage in the struggle for survival as defined by Charles Darwin.

Can it be so simple? I’ll leave it to science to prove or disprove it. In my humble capacity as a writer, I will point out something else. I heard honest people say it does not pay off to be honest. I disagree. Maybe the bad can accumulate more financial wealth. But are they happier? I sincerely doubt that. To have a lot of money and nobody who really loves you except for your money, in my opinion, cannot be real happiness. I would presume it is better to have enough to cover basic needs and have people around you, who really love you. Being compassionate, kind, honest and people-loving you cannot be anything but lovable.

Yet, the genes will survive, the bad and the compassionate, since both kinds provide physical existence, survival. And the genes don’t care, if we are happy or not, it’s only about the procreation.

Of course there are also honest and compassionate people, who work hard and have luck and thus get wealthy. One could call them super-adapted.

Take care,

Helena Smole, author of:

– a fantasy novel with romance Vivvy and Izzy the Dwarf: A series about relationships

Balancing the Beast, a book offering a bright view of schizoaffective disorder ˗ bipolar or manic-depressive type

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