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On how we perceive good and evil…

This quote is from a book I am reading called The Mysterious Benedict Society and The Perilous Journey:

“Excuse me Mr. Benedict, but how can it possibly be a blessing to know that people are untrustworthy?”

Mr. Benedict looked at Reynie askance.  “Rather than answer that, allow me to call attention to the assumption you’re making – the assumption that most people are untrustworthy. Have you considered the possibility, Reynie, that wickedness is simply more noticeable than goodness?  That wickedness stands out, as it were?”

Perhaps this is something for police officers to keep in mind. When you work in law enforcement, it’s easy to begin thinking that no one is trustworthy.