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People look in the face of evil like it does not affect their daily life. Why do people stand aside while evil is in their midst? In this essay, I will show that it is unfortunately common for people to remain quiet while injustice flares up like wildfire. A good person who does nothing to help and improve on the wrongs of man is as guilty as the bad person himself. In my life I have seen time and time again the way people ignore the poor or name call people because of their race, age or ethnicity. Why do kids allow this, is it because they think it is cool when they hear their fellow classmates being made fun of and accused of crime they have not even committed? I have seen, read, and, heard of many coincidences where people let evil triumph over good, but I will first be talking about my life and how I let evil triumph over me. Then I will talk about how people ignored evil in history. After this, I will tie the quote in with what is happening today in the present world.
Why do I allow evil to triumph over the good of myself? Sometimes I just do not do anything to help those in need. I still remember a few of these stories. Once when I was in seventh grade I knew this one person. He used to wear a turban on his head. People used to do all sorts of terrible things to him, like rip his turban off, call him names such as “nipple head” and “ghandi”, and they even went so far as to call him “Ghandi’s son.” Once I witnessed with my own eyes someone running up and pulling his turban off. His hair fell down like a blanket and everyone started to laugh. No one did anything except sit there and watch, including me. Now that I think of this, I remember how foolish I was to even watch this embarrassing moment. This person is now one of my good friends.
I just now realized how much evil is flourishing around us. People think America is the land of the free and this is true. But the land of the free can also be capable of such ignorance and stupidity as to ignore evil and think what is wrong is really right.
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