I remember reading years ago about classroom dynamics.
For instance, there could be a class where there was one kid that the others picked on. Or there's a class where one kid seems to be a discipline problem, and he seems to cause lot of commotion.
The theory was that if the child that others picked on moved away, somehow another child in the class would then take the picked-on child's place, and he would become the one picked on. A child who had been there all the time, getting along just fine, now moved into the vacated slot. How? Why? And why this one child?
The same with the child who tended to cause a disturbance. Someone else in the class would then rise to the occasion. Was he chosen? Did he choose?
This sort of thing was not planned. It was not even discussed. Somehow the class had a need for a scapegoat or a need for a child to act out rebellion. By some silent agreement, someone fulfilled the needs of the class. How does this happen?
I suppose the same thing is true in our society. In our world. By some tacit agreement, we have the picked-on, and we have the disrupters. The majority in the world are good guys.
Do the "bad guys" exist because the good guys need them?
It makes you wonder, doesn't it? Why would we need them? Can it be that the bad guys do our bidding? Do criminals, for instance, act out on our behalf? Do the police need them?
In the same vein, the world seems to need movie idols. It's more clear that we create them.
I had the thought that this theory of one thing leaving and another rising to take its place may also apply to personal anger, for instance.
For whatever reason, we have a supply of anger. Today something makes us angry. Then our anger goes away. Tomorrow something else will stir our anger. Once one situation is cleared, then another crops up to take its place. But why would anyone need anger? What is the reward in it? Why would God-seeking people ever have anger? Yet, who is a stranger to it? The seeming cause isn't really the cause.
What are all these dynamics of living, and why do we have them?