Blurred Lines Between Good and Bad

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Blurred Lines between Good and Bad

Good and bad or evil and harmless, is there really a big difference? You would think there is a massive difference between the two, right? Everyone looks up to detectives and investigators for determining what is going on around us, but, little do they know, the people helping us can be harming us just as well as the bad guys coming after us. The TV show Criminal Minds for example, the main detectives: Hotchner, Gideon, Reid, Garcia, etc. All of these detectives are trying to better understand the minds of criminals. In order for them to thoroughly understand and analyze every little aspect of the minds of the criminals they are responsible for, they must first develop the same mentality and mindset as the criminals, which is blurring the lines between good and bad.

Each and every character on the show plays a great role of contradiction of them trying to find solutions to the problems happening. Three characteristics lead them into being just as frightful and harmful as these criminals in the show. Every little aspect of their actions: they have all had moments when they have lost self-control and physically hurt another person, whether it was to seek revenge or just because they could not control their fuse. Mark Twain once wrote “Of all animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.”

Throughout several episodes of Criminal Minds, you hear the detectives saying some really strange things. Maybe you do not pay much attention to it, but once you are actually listening to every little thing they say and search for flaws, you will get curious. One of the main detectives, Gideon, himself had said, “The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary. Men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.” The detectives are capable of coming up with things right off the top of their head and so quickly that it becomes suspicious. You start to ask yourself...