Everyday evil can be hard to spot. Serial killers, infamous dictators, terrorists and acts of genocide are usually what come to mind when we think of embodiement of evil. It would be one thing if these examples of evil were self-contained, yet everyday society is inundated with smaller, more simplistic demonstrations of what evil can look like. The complicated situational psychological and physiological changes that can occur in a normally compassionate person during times of duress can move people to do things they'd typically never consider. Abuse of power, hostile or unsafe working conditions, emboldened online bullies, messy divorces and exploitation of the elderly all lack the basic elements of regard for fellow humans. So what pushes seemingly ordinary people to commit these less-recognizable acts of evil?
Examples of Everyday Evil
Written by Curiosity Staff August 25, 2014
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