What is necessary? And evil?
I can think of a few examples where you can call it a necessary evil;
I think politicians can be really categorized as a necessary evil! Most decent people shy away from politics. And yet someone has to do this job. So it’s a necessary evil, when we tolerate these corrupt ( not all but most) people!
Certain medical procedures;
Preventive procedures, curative surgeries, stomach banding, and bypass surgery, they are are painful and troublesome surgeries but prevent even more dire conditions.
Disciplining, especially children;
It’s something all parents have to do. Tantrum-throwing toddlers are left to cry because it will teach them the importance of self-control. Grounding teenagers for not following a curfew or other minor violations is another example. It hurts the parents as much as the children, but as they say, it’s a necessary evil.
Staying in touch with friends or family far from us through social media has become the necessity of these times. But going on Facebook or Instagram can be frustrating and sometimes downright depressing.
It’s the hot topic of the day. We get vaccinated against contagious diseases so that we don’t fall ill but there are side effects of these vaccines that we have to tolerate because we want to prevent getting sick.