Dear Babe,

Recently my psychiatrist tried to convince me that, contrary to what I’ve always believed, there is more good in the world than there is bad.

Do you think this is the case?

Doubting Douglas

Dear Doubting Douglas,

I actually do think that there is more good than bad in the world. The proof of this, to me, is that if bad was more common than good, it wouldn’t be so shocking to us and no one could use it to get us to watch the news.

The worry I have is that bad might be stronger than good. For instance, if you have a full cup of coffee and one drop of urine is added to it, your coffee is entirely ruined, but if you have a full cup of urine and one drop of coffee is added to it to it, it’s not fixed even a little.

See what I’m talking about? Scary stuff.
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Babe Scanlon is a writer living and working in San Francisco. She's worked as an archaeologist, computer game designer, agent at Agent Provocateur and hypnotherapist. She is controlling your mind at this very moment.

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