Is villainy a talent? If so, where does it come from? Is it genetic, or learned?
Some put the blame on society, culture or religion. Whatever.
Before getting into it we need to know what is meant by evil.
Perhaps the following words can clarify the word scope of villainy: natural disasters, diseases, birth defects, war, destruction, deception, anger, gluttony, vanity, ego, pride, lust, hate, jealousy, rebellion, disrespect, slander, swearing, chaos, demon, beastly, calamity, corrupt, liar, crooked, harm, hate, filth, heinous, hideous, injurious, loathsome, malignancy, rancor, revolt, spite, stinking, ugly, unpleasant, vicious, vile, wicked, wrathful, wrong or a combination of all these traits in one individual.
We are taught that all humans are equal. In a civilized nation, of course, all people are treated equally in courts of law, but, in fact, we are physically and spiritually, as different as black and white. For instance, some people can play a musical instrument or walk on a tight rope, while someone else might find walking along a narrow sidewalk difficult.
The reason is said to be the existence of a few talents, such as bodily-kinesthetic, musical talent etc. Where do they come from? A simple answer given is god. Of course, this gift is not evenly distributed.
Joseph Chris in his website believes 'Hard work is a form of natural talent' which is needed for the development of a talent.
As a child we may have wished to be a baseball player, but our couch may politely advise us to try another sport. A man with both hands cut from wrist down when a child could write ads on banners as good as a calligrapher. How often have we not seen some people write with their toes? When it comes to singing we are told that one needs to have certain bodily features. For instance, Justin Stoney, founder of New York Vocal Coaching, has said: 'This has to do with the shape and size of the vocal folds and the larynx.'
The concept of evil vs. good comes from a religion, centuries ago. In another religion the devil leads people to evil doing. The doctrine of original sin teaches that "all human beings are born with an innate tendency to disobey God."
In ten commandments, we see: You shall not murder, not commit adultery, not steal. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife or house, or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
Whatever has been said, so far, about evilness, is entirely found in Homo sapiens, but it is not treated as supernatural talent bestowed upon mankind. Even it is not clearly stated to be god's curse. For instance, a bandit, a stupid person etc commit crimes.
We may conclude that Homo sapiens is more evil than good. It seems that this organic merchandise is malfunctioning. One kills and another individual, a judge, can get the murderer killed, so both parties kill. One is evil; the one is justice.
A tiger may feed on a weak calf, but the same tiger will not kill the entire cattle. However, a Homo sapiens can kill many people for no good reasons.
This malfunctioning creature multiplies fast. Can it be stopped?
Soon there will be no food for this dangerous entity. If in doubt read UN's report regarding overpopulation. '29 July 2015 - The world's population is projected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion by 2050 and exceed 11 billion in 2100,…' A hypothesis: get the male newborns vasectomized, but how can it be done in black continent, ISIS territories, India, Pakistan, China, Far East and Latin America. Will they comply? It is impractical. Civilized nations have curtailed their child birth. How can their land be protected against evils?
Conclusion: Motivation involves the biological, emotional, social and cognitive forces that activate behavior. A motive is something that drives a person to perform an action. It is anything that arouses one to behave or act. Action originates from motives.