They think they can do no wrong. They think, that because they perceive themselves as “good people”, their actions cannot hurt others, they cannot oppress others, and that they can never be a “bad person” through their actions.
It is nearly impossible to talk to most “good people”, especially when they are fucking up, especially when they are consciously fucking up - because they think they aren’t. They refuse to listen to marginalized people when they correct the Good People on their fuckups. The worst is when they think they’re doing absolutely nothing wrong, and then continue their behaviour, and attempt to rationalize their bigotry.
On the other hand, people who acknowledge they’re bad people don’t delude themselves that they will often (and without remorse, sometimes), do mean and evil things to other people. That doesn’t mean they’re better because they usually don’t try to fix these behaviours, but they’re at least cognizant of it.
This is one of the dumbest things I’ve ever read. All the worst people I know think they’re good people, but the good people I know also think they’re good people. Stfu
We were told this by every movie, TV show, novel, comic book, video game and song we encountered. When the Karate Kid wins the tournament, his prize is a trophy and Elisabeth Shue. Neo saves the world and is awarded Trinity. Marty McFly gets his dream girl, John McClane gets his ex-wife back, Keanu “Speed” Reeves gets Sandra Bullock, Shia LaBeouf gets Megan Fox in Transformers, Iron Man gets Pepper Potts, the hero in Avatar gets the hottest Na’vi, Shrek gets Fiona, Bill Murray gets Sigourney Weaver in Ghostbusters, Frodo gets Sam, WALL-E gets EVE … and so on.