I have a friend who told me about her long term interest in violence, something stoked by a young man who brought those ideas more than somewhat to life. She proclaims an understanding of the violent, the obscene, the killer, the paedophile and wonders if that makes her bad? Is she in need of help? I found her intensely compassionate in her telling of her tale and told her so.
Is that true compassion then? To understand the other to point of being able to experience a lack of evil in even the most extreme behaviours?