In the past, I used to think, “I’ve done nothing wrong, and I’m still failing, what in this world is the problem?”
The problem was that I did nothing wrong. This realization struck me when I figured out that to be constantly moving forward, I had to make a step back from time to time.
Life isn’t static. It’s about progress. Progress from hostility to friendship; from disregard to admiration; from nonexistence to life; and the other way round.
I have to destroy something old so that there would be space for something new to create; I have to create something new so that there would be something old to destroy.
Regarding emotions, things work the same way. My mistake was that I avoided the destructive part on this level when I tried to be positive.
Hate, aggression, disgust – these things are obviously meant to suppress or destroy. But a tool of destruction is not evil in itself. Evil is how you use it when you use it wrong – especially when you use it wrong with all the good intentions.