The Light & The Darkness.

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It’s rare to encounter someone who is inherently good or inherently bad.

There’s just human nature.

We all have the full spectrum of human traits within us.

Some people are simply better at controlling their negative traits than others.

Environment and role models play a big role.

Generally, I consider myself a good person.

But would I still be good if I had grown up in the townships of South Africa? Perhaps in the eyes of my family, but certainly not in the eyes of the privileged people I might rob to ensure we had food on the table.

We all crave love and companionship, just as we occasionally harbor thoughts of violence and destruction. This is part of the human condition.

To claim you are a good person is to deny your humanity. To label someone as a bad person reveals a lack of understanding.

Within each of us, there is both Light and Darkness.

Which one emerges depends on the circumstances you meet us in.

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Wesley van der Hoop

Dutchman living in The Bahamas. I get excited about digital marketing, writing, traveling, surfing and learning new things.

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