Date: September 14, 2018 08:37PM
I had to intervene in a seriously heated debate between my (ExMo) big Sister and my (NeverMo) parrner, after my Sis called my partner an extremist because she said the richest man in the world was evil since he wasnt a philanthropist. Sis insisted he was. Partner asked, which charities or causes does he give his money to? That's when sis got pretty pissed and insisted she wanted the argument to end, NOW!
I said to Sis, hey, you and I get each other. I dont think he's evil. I mean Hitler was evil. At least the richest man on Earth isn't murdering people, right? I mean, sure he could help poor people more, but couldnt we all? Im perfectly willing to admit that I could do a lot more. If that makes the richest guy in the world evil, then I guess I am evil too. Hell, we all are.
But its all relative. Who is the most evil human you can think of? Hitler, right? Now who is the least evil person, best person you can think of?
We agreed, Ghandi.
Partner spoke up to say he was a sexual predator. I said, "nobody is perfect, are they?"
So who is the best person you can think of?
She said, Malala. I agreed. So did my Sister.
I said, and the rest of us are some where in between. There's North, South and in between. We are in between. We've got far more common ground than differences.
So did Partner.
So what do you say, is the richest man alive evil because he doesnt share his wealth?
If thats evil, then we are all evil.