The Hidden Evils

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Some of the most fathomless evils in the world go unknown to people.

These evils present themselves disguised as good, and may do much good, but

simultaneously do evil. Ideas, things, and people may all advance evil, even if

this is not what they intended. How people see the aforementioned, and the way

said people's minds work, combine together to work much harm. It is assuredly

not their fault, and they may not even be aware of it. For instance Mother

Theresa's intentions are completely honorable and she does much good, but

she also cause evil.

Mother Theresa is, for all practical purposes, guaranteed sainthood.

Much of what she does, and who she is, may indirectly cause things she does

not intend. Some of this is the people she helps. Mother Theresa gives food

needed to survive to her beneficiaries. This is unquestionably a good thing, yet

it also harms the people.

While their lives shall continue, they no longer know

how to live. Those rescued shall become dependent on the food given them,

and soon will not know how to take care of themselves. It would be far more

practical to also teach them how they may help themselves, but one person

cannot do all.

One overwhelming influence on those that wish to help is Mother

Theresa. These individuals doubtless wish to help, but for various reasons do

not. When questioned, there is one response that is entirely too common, which

is 'I can't make a difference.' Mother Theresa is a contributing factor to this

response. Everyone sees this woman doing so much, they then believe they

can never do the same on such a large scale. People become overwhelmed

with all of the good she does, then, because they acquired the impression that

they cannot come near to...