Typer John Smyth has Essay Posted on Science Fiction Blog

Our own John Smyth had one of his essays, Are we fundamentally good or evil?, posted on Sci-Fi Bloggers.com, a blog normally dedicated to all things science fiction.

As blog editor D. Alexander said in his introduction, “There are times when we are sent something written by a fan of the site, or someone simply interested in sharing their ideas, that we are compelled to share… Science fiction is all about imagining and creating the future, and it never hurts to take a look at the exciting possibilities of tomorrow.”

He concluded by stating, “I would personally like to note the poetic nature of the content, as it is not traditional prose, so to speak. Enjoy!”

For something so esoteric as John’s writing to impress a sci-fi fan this much is a remarkable achievement, and reaffirms our opinion of John’s extraordinary talent.

Congratulations John, we couldn’t be prouder!

Are we fundamentally good or evil?

by John Smyth
Copyright © 2014

Patient willing leaves us wanting the world to be more good than evil. Really, though, independent evaluation peels back the reality that testers wonder whether decisions knowingly are made for the good of others or not. They tell us that relatively few choose for the benefit of community and others. Most favor themselves and wants selfishly derived in the power to glorify weary ways within resting solutions that more for them is better. Yes, understanding our loss is another’s gain or rolls to our advantage when we are on top keeps us from real happiness and health of spirit. Insipidly issuing from this is an inability to be truly human. The world is evil, but when we extract ourselves from its grip, we are good.

Taking Harry Potter’s sorry, willing dying to self through loyalty to oppressive fights with a Levantine gnostic, we experience almost overwhelming desire for his success. This lifts our inner good to total love for good. In gladness of heart, it lifts all of our world with us. We are good when we escape the world’s wanting and align with love beyond ourselves.