I’d like to think that:
People are inherently good.
Good always overcomes evil.
What goes around comes around.
BUT, that doesn’t always happen.
People are bad.
Evil sometimes wins.
And what goes around never comes around.
But fiction is different. Or, at least we can make it so.
When I write, good always overcomes evil, the jerk always gets what’s coming to him and despite the bad people there are good people to root for.
How about you?