We have been conditioned to see the world a certain way. From the time we are young we learn from books, movies, and even our families, that in the world there are "good" guys and "bad" guys-- That there are people who are wholly bad, and wholly good. And every time we see another movie where the protagonist wins and kills the antagonist in the end, we cheer, because the bad guy was only that, bad.
It seems this idea has seeped into our culture and the labels of "good" and "bad" are now not just for fictional characters, but are being applied to real live people. Scroll through your Facebook feed and you will see very clearly who people think are the good guys, and who people think are the bad guys.
For the atheists it's the religious, for the religious it's the sinners, for the powerful it's the politicians, for the politicians it's the poor. And the list goes on each of us constructing in our mind who the good guys and bad guys of the world are.
Sometimes I wish I could see things as clearly as it seems everyone else in society and modern-day culture does. I wish I could take a side, and easily identify the good guys and the bad guys. But I can't, all I see is people; messy, complicated, people. Who like me, have a good and beautiful sites to them, and dark and twisted sides to them. All of which make up the whole of who we are.
But maybe that's a good thing. Maybe even though it's difficult sometimes, and confusing. We were never meant to see people as a monolith, we were never meant to see a person as all good or all bad. Instead we are supposed to acknowledge our fallen and broken nature, while remembering that beauty that lives inside of all.