Why People Find It Easier to Do Evil Than Good by Jackson D. Ngumbi- Mzuzu University-Malawi

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MZUZU UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT OF THEOLOGY & RELIGIOUS STUDIES

To : Mr. F. Kudzula

From : Ngumbi Jackson D.

Registration number : BAE/2B/142/10

Course title : Ethics & Moral Studies

Course code : ETR: 2401

Assignment number : One

Task : Why do people find it easier to do evil than good? Due date: 06th August, 2012.
In human life there are two things that may identify the human beings. Some of these things are whether the human beings do evil or good. In this case some people may find it easier to do evil than good. Before looking at the reason s why people find it easy to do evil than good it is important to define first these two terms. The term good may be defined
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In so doing, people may opt for doing evil than good. In this reason, scholars indicate that, most of the times evil things outweighs the good just because of the humanity lazy nature. Therefore people may find it easier to do evil other than good because they know that through evil they will fulfill their aims in a simple way unlike good which needs much effort to be fulfilled.
Another thing that makes people to easily choose doing evil and leave good is desire. Sometimes people may go for evil than good in order to fulfill their desires. This term ‘desire’ is used to explain what one wishes to be or to do. Human beings find it easier to do evil than good in order to satisfy their wishes. Every man or woman desires to live in his or her own particular way of living and does everything in order to achieve his or her wishes. For example, two kinds of people in the society, that is to say, the prominent figures in the society as well as the ordinary or the poor people may choose the evil ways to fulfill their desires. People may use corruption to achieve whatever they plan to do. In this case for example, world activities provide setting in which one is required to exhibit moral goodness but the actual content of these activities have no intrinsic value. Some scholars indicate that, the fulfillment of one’s duty may have beneficial consequences for one self and others

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