In my experience, while everyone is capable of the most bestial, monstrous acts imaginable, not many people make full use of that capability.
Humans are selfish, and self-serving, and they live at the expense of those around them, but only to the degree that they can rationalize it and still convince themselves they’re good people. Past that point some vestigial conscience kicks in, and to go beyond a certain line, a line which does change from person to person but which nonetheless does exist for everyone, would be to paralyze themselves with guilt, to trap themselves under the immensity of the realization of all that they’ve done, the impact they’ve had on the world around them, the people they’ve hurt.
So they go to that line and they live there, terrified to pass over it but unwilling just the same to back even inches away. And that’s where the vast majority of people spend their lives.
Inflicting the maximum amount of damage on the world in which they live that they can without being forced to take a good long look at themselves and the choices they’ve made.
And most people are happy there.
But I can’t help but think that, in some way, their potential as human beings is being squandered. We’re capable of so much evil and to use that capacity on such trifling little things as we do doesn’t live up to the gift, the capability that we’ve been given!
Fortunately, I’ve come up with an easy way to work around the issue, to bypass conscience and cross whatever self-imposed boundaries you may have placed upon yourself. To stretch out, break free, and finally become the selfish sack of shit you’ve long had it in yourself to be.
It’s really quite simple, once you’ve got the knack for it.
Every time you think, “I want to do it,” instead substitute “it had to be done, there was nothing else I could do.”
And then take what you want.
It’s as simple as that.