Yes I drew lines for evil; just as there are varying degrees of good, there are varying degrees of evil.
Animal cruelty is self-explanatory; you wouldn’t show off to a cow that they would soon be meat for a starving family. Although farm-raised animals have rarely proven to raise any eyebrows for their knowledge of the outside world, they will be herded like cattle into the slaughter house to provide sustenance for humans like you or myself.
Like I said before: it’s all in the matter of perspective. Now that you mention an evil family member, what were the motives that brought them to become evil in your eyes? Not everybody is born an apathetic sociopath.
The online Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of “evil” is stated as:
“a : morally reprehensible : sinful, wicked <an evil impulse>
b : arising from actual or imputed bad character or conduct<a person of evil reputation>”
No doubt that you already have some idea of what is evil. In my opinion, it is all in the matter of perspective and your morals. But there are some lines that have to be drawn.
Cruelty to animals, human beings - that’s evil.
We’re all born with the right to happiness - taking that away from someone is evil.
Killing one’s family - simply evil.
Simply put, the destruction of one/many’s livelihood is evil.
What is evil in your eyes?
Of course I can!
If you’re asking me to name them right here and now, then I shall.
Electric, acoustic guitars; the ukulele; cello and bass; bongo drums and the kind of drums that you hold in your arm; trumpets and saxophones; piano; oh the possibilities are endless!
I can play any instrument that could be named! Am I any good at playing them? Possibly, but I can play them.
The mind is limitless to everything; but we’re the ones who limit ourselves.
If I got off-tangent and you still wonder what instruments I can play, I listed them up in the beginning.
Yes I play several instruments.
When I ask a female friend to go watch a movie with me, am I asking her on a date…
I’m just asking her to watch a movie with me. My original intent is to hang out and get to know her better while enjoying a movie. It depends, cause not all boys and girls who go out are dating - just really good friends.
I assume that you’re hypothetically speaking; you should ask the guy and talk to him a little bit.
But why wait for a day like today to say you’re thankful? Shouldn’t we be thankful everyday? Cause hey, things might be worse - so why wait another 365 days to say thanks for what you’ve got?
My perspective as a student:
I think it’s fine. It’s a public school, fair opportunities - you just have to put yourself out there to experience more. After all, success is something that is earned, not given. It only makes sense: you cannot be successful in life if everything is handed to you, you must work for it.
But that’s one of the many downfalls of the current education system that I see; students aren’t pushed or inspired enough to pursue their own goal. They get lost in the miles of instructions and worksheets and dittos, I think they lose their sense of creativity and will to go above and beyond.
I’m fine with the structure of public education:
kindergarten > grade school > middle school > high school.
I feel the importance of the structure has lost its meaning. You show any student this, and their main goal and objective is to reach high school and graduate, get into college; most of the time they don’t consider the road that gets them there. Metaphorically speaking, you can’t get from point A to E without crossing the other points (B, C, D, etc.) first. Technically speaking, you can - except you won’t learn much.
There’s a lot more I could go into, but I already gave my few cents on that question.