"What kind of weird world do you live in?"
uh reality i guess? where everyone is to some extent malevolent?
"Why would I do something that causes someone harm?"
this argument is starting to take a really infantile turn... ok why do people hurt other people?
i mean you do acknowledge that people harm other people right?
and you are from the same species correct? which means that whatever causes people to harm other people is also present in you
unless you think you are somehow a unique case out of the entire species
"yes really, because I want to know what evil acts everyone does. I want to know what your moral bar is. "
ok i'd say that lying is an example that's pretty frequent
>uh reality i guess? where everyone is to some extent malevolent?
That's what I'm wondering, what do you consider malevolent?
For example you might consider someone lusting after someone else to be malevolent. Even if they aren't really actively harming anyone else. Most people do that. It isn't illegal, or usually harmful to others, but it's generally considered a sin and would therefore be malevolent.
But if you personally didn't think that lusting after someone is a sin or something, then you'd likely not believe it to be malevolent.
If you consider those kinds of things, yes most people are malevolent.
>i mean you do acknowledge that people harm other people right?
OF COURSE PEOPLE DO.
>why do people hurt other people?
People hurt other people for all kinds of reasons. Some people have no such thing called empathy. Some people have other mental disorders.
Some people steal because they are hungry. Sometimes people lie to spare someone's feelings, because they have empathy.
When I was talking about people usually being "decent". I didn't mean they were absolutely flawless, and never lied or never lusted, etc.
I believe that most people want the best for everyone. Although the more I talk to some people like yourself, the more I become convinced I am a unique case amongst the species, because apparently it's unheard of to want the best for people.
If I could feed the world at the cost of myself, I'd do that.
If I could end all conflict at the cost of myself, I'd do that.
I never said that I was perfect, I never said that most people are perfect. I said I believe most people want the best for everyone.
I believe most people want a society where there's no murder, no stealing, etc, a society where everyone is able to afford food, housing and healthcare. A society where freedoms of everyone are protected.