Jackie Mason has a joke of the guy who goes to a psychiatrist
We need to find the real you, says he
After a session of not finding the real him the psychiatrist hands him a bill
Please don’t give it to me replies the patient rather give it to the real me.
This is one of the fundamental points of Chassidus, love the precursor of goodness is the real you!
Spiderman 3 is a story with the byline, “the ultimate battle is within”
The fallacy of human goodness was shattered following world war two
But likewise is the fallacy of those who condemn humanity
The Medrash tells (correct the details if I get this wrong please) that God consulted the angels prior to their creation (of humans)
“Should I create man” he asked
“But man is full of lies” (said the perfect angels)
“Ah, but so to are they full of goodness!”
What is the truth behind reality, a single consciousness, filled with unconditional love, who a. created us, b. all of creation affords us the wonderful ability to choose to do good instead of selfish or evil narcissistically based behavior.