When we were kids we often heard adults saying that “bad people go to hell and the good ones go to heaven so we should become good kids because the good always prevail over the evil” at that time we are presented with the concepts of god and devil. Then we reach the control remote and turn on the television to watch cartoons or other series for kids and we saw that that the hero always manage to defeat the villain and for some reason when they finish defeating the evil ones they always ended up doing a crazy pose while saying something philosophic (I never understood why).
Then when is time for bed the adults come and to tell us stories about magnificent characters that fight the bad ones in heroic ways so they can save the ones they care about and just when they think that we are asleep they start fighting. In the next day we go to school and saw someone crying, cursing god for something and we hear adults say that by doing that we will go to hell. At the time that our parents came to pick us up and for some reason we decide that we want something and hear a no as an answer, then we start crying and making a fuss and once again we hear that “bad things happen to bad kids so we should behave” and we do as we are told.
As we grow up we start to understand that the usual talk about good prevailing over evil it’s just a myth or it can also be called a miracle because it rarely happen and there is only a few people that see it happen. We begin to know that there is more evil that good in the world and that adults have been lying to us all along (only later is they we understand that they did that for our protection). That all those wonderful stories that we were once told have a name given by the adults “fiction” in other words none of that actually happen.
And so because of all of that and other circumstances in our lives we are forced to choose between good or evil and so we do it even if it means that in the future that choice would change.
Lily Mead Mein