So I was watching Spiderman and I realized that in a battle, internal or otherwise there is a great part of us that gravitates towards the darker side. It repulses and fascinates us at the same time.
Why is the black suit perceived as more powerful than Spiderman even by himself? When choosing to go for an important fight he chooses the black costume, subconsciously admitting its superiority.
The darker side of Spiderman has more force, allure and presence, makes us notice more...
The entire theatre was cheering as the alter ego of Spidey lets people have it, not caring about hurting sensitive feelings, for once telling it like it is. There was a thrill seeing someone who couldn't stand up for himself before do so.
It led me to question whether we somehow perceive good as being less - if someone is good are they considered weak and unable to stand up for themselves? Do we doubt that good can win that it will be strong enough? Somehow bad always seem to have the better odds of succeeding in life. Are we attracted towards the bad more easily than towards the good?
Or is it the case of an attraction, not so much to good or bad, but to that which is superior?
Is it in our genetic make-up to look up to someone who can conquer us - people better than us - stronger than us or smarter than us?
I wonder whether we are innately structured to seek out leadership - to seek out the powerful, to follow?
To despise that which is weak and idolize that which is stronger and better, whether physically, mentally or in any other way!