I re-stumbled across the following quote by the philosopher Simone Weil. I first encountered it in Pete Fitch's "Theological Reflections on Suffering" course at SSU.
Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvellous, intoxicating.
A great thought for a day and age where evil is cast as the main star in every piece of popular culture.