Discovering Psychology

For Goodness' Sake

Philip G Zimbardo, USA

(Submitted by The Art of Living Team)

We want to believe that we are “good”, moral and self-aware. We want to believe that we’re different from “bad” or “evil” people. Thinking so is essential to maintaining a sense of personal dignity and self worth. But the line between good and evil is permeable, like the cell walls of our body that allow movement of chemicals across their boundaries. Anything that any human being has ever done - anything imaginable - is potentially doable by any of us in the same situation.

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