Jung’s comment seems counterintuitive. However, its truth can be found in a deeper examination. The evil he refers to is the inhumanity that can go unchallenged because we are not mindful of our personal behavior.
In her book The Banality of Evil, Hanna Arendt wrote that evil is not always committed by monstrous or wicked people but rather by ordinary people who fail to think critically and morally about their actions.
She argues that evil can become normalized and routine in a society that does not question the principles and values that guide its behavior.
As members of society, we are embedded in its principles and values, and they are in us. Unless we question them, they can become normalized. Then they unconsciously guide our behavior, and we think we’re innocent while others suffer. The purpose of my books is to help you:
- Awaken to the power of your conscious mind and show you how you create your own identity and reality and have the power to change them both.
- Understand how your identity and reality create meaning in your life and that of others around you.
- Understand how they help or hinder you in utilizing the full extent of your inborn intellect.
- Understand how they constitute your ability to separate your past uninvited passions, biases, and beliefs and reconcile your internal life to a more satisfying lived experience.
- Recognize how these uninvited passions, biases, and beliefs might diminish the quality of your personal life and in your present relationships.