The line between good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being.Alexander Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago, 1973
How can a person protect himself from the evil within himself?
I believe evil is forestalled with focused and diligent self-reflection and improvement – questioning what you think you know, delaying judgment of others, assuming with whomever you speak that they know something which you do not, and recognizing humanity wherever you find it and in whomever you find it. Regardless of how much evil you witness around you, you can still make the world a better place by setting the example within yourself. Raise your own standards and show others how to love.
How does one show love (even to a complete stranger)?
Patience, gratitude, honesty, and mercy.
It takes courage to pursue justice and it takes temperance to acquire wisdom.
Remember the past, look towards the future, and exercise kindness.