Who Is Good People And Who Are Bad People? Essay

1387 Words Dec 10th, 2016 6 Pages
Who is good people and who is bad people? There is really no answer to this question. However, many people believe that if an individual is evil that person is evil throughout his/her lifetime and if he/she is good that individual is going to be evil throughout his/her lifetime. But that is not the case from what Psychologist Philip Zimbardo, a previous president of the American Psychological Association and professor who teaches psychology at Stanford University, had believed (TED, 1984). Psychologist Zimbardo believed that people could still change when face either a good or bad life situation. What makes people go wrong is people aren’t open minded towards others thinking and assumes. Individual blame others for his/her result, but sometimes it’s not the system/people but the people or maybe it’s the power that is bad (Zimbardo, 2008). People think that if an individual are doing good and aren’t engage in bad behavior such as committing crime, drugs and any other negative things than he/she is not an evil and aren’t likely to do so in the future. However, that is wrong. “Every sweet has its sour – every evil, its good,” a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson (Lecture, 2016). The world will always be filled with both good and evil and this can not change no matter what you do because this help balance out life. For example, the picture that Zimbardo have shown in his lecture video at TED were displayed in both black and white. Black is the devil and white is the angel. If you…

Related Documents