If people are not evil why do they often act as if they are?

We become what we think we are. Our definitions of what we are determine what we become. It may be a gradual process, but self-definitions are a self-fulfilling prophecy. If this were to be true, it implies that any kind of religious or scientific theory that suggests inherently negative propensities in us could be inherently negative themselves. Any theory that suggests we are bad could cause us to manifest lesser qualities. This is exactly what I believe is happening.

Exerpt from THE SOLUTION