Why Good People Do Bad Things: Understanding Our Darker Selves by James Hollis (Gotham Books, 2007).


hollisSuicide bombers. Self sabotaging behaviors. Madmen shooting innocent people. Addictions. Marriage destroying actions. These and a hundred other puzzling behaviors prompted me to read this book. While not providing a definitive “once and for all” solution to the problem of evil, I found it somewhat helpful and am happy to summarize it. As always, summaries are brief and of necessity leave out important information. I’ve gleaned what I consider the salient points. To get the full message I recommend you read the book. It’s hard going at times, hence this road map.

Click here for free 9 page summary.Why Good People Do Bad Things (.pdf)