Being Bad Is Not Worth It

Definition of bad

Our definition of bad here is not something that means good. Or being a bad ass such as the good guy killing the bad guys. Or looking sexy. The definition of bad that I’m looking at, according to Merriam-Webster, is “morally objectionable evil.” And by evil meaning “arising from actual or imputed bad character or conduct, someone who causes harm.”

Three individuals who are bad

Adolf Hitler

Mr. Hitler was a dictator and military leader of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. He was the baddest gangster of all time. He was responsible for the mass murder of about six million Jews.

Devin Patrick Kelley

Mr. Kelley was a mass murderer. He killed 26 people and wounded 20 more at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas. Years before, he was court-martialed for the assault on his wife and for fracturing his stepson’s skull. He also escaped a mental health clinic.

Stephen Paddock

Mr. Paddock was a mass murderer who killed 58 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was a tax auditor. He was intensely private and unsocial. He was a gambler. His father was a bank robber and was on the FBI’s top ten list.

Many of us do not have the mindset of a murderous person.

We all have, at moments in our lives, bad days. Some of us may have had what we might consider shitty lives at one point. It is not as if we would wake up on an ordinary day and say, “let’s kill everyone who is going to be at church today.”

Thinking and feeling that way is stupid and selfish.

Having a shitty life is not an excuse to hurt, maim, and kill other people.

Being bad is not worth it.

On April 30, 1945, Adolf Hitler swallowed a cyanide pill, which he first tested on one of his dogs, then shot himself with a pistol. His 1000-year Reich collapsed.

On November 5, 2017, a resident shot at Devin Patrick Kelley while he was leaving the church. Later, with law enforcement chasing him, he shot himself in his vehicle.

On October 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock committed suicide in a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay before the police could get to him.

Every time you get upset at something, ask yourself if you were to die tomorrow, was it worth wasting your time being angry? – Robert Tew


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