When I think of fatalities, like the one who occurred in Berlin recently, on December 19, I feel the urge to understand the general disturbances and grievances that undermines human civilization as a whole, and I throw it out in the air the question: are human beings really civilized? Or are we animals, with lust for hatred and destruction? Well, most human beings are, indeed, educated and civilized. Human beings are complex, and we can’t make whatsoever any general statements in what concerns human nature. Human beings have so many individual peculiarities – and yet, we are bound by so many similarities, because the human nature, obviously, is applicable to everyone that is human – that you can’t risk any analysis on the matter, without sounding superficial. History has demonstrated to each and every one of us that very good human beings can become bad, and that very bad human beings can become good. It deeply depends on their morals, character, behavior and circumstances in life. But there are also people that never change: people who have inherently a very good and decent character, and remain as such for the rest of their lives, and malignant people, who remain malignant for the rest of their lives, too.
I just want to highlight that, unfortunately, unbeknownst to us all, hatred is always out there, working in the darkness, in a multitude of forms and plans, to cause damages and death tolls to innocent humans. Evil and hatred are always working secretly, in the shadows, confined in solitude, to ignite an aggressive and deadly conflagration when we least expect. Nonetheless, I don’t want to sound as an alarmist. Deep inside, each one of us sincerely has hopes to live in a world where evil does not exist. But how can we achieve such a degree of prosperity?