I grew up the son of a preacher man. I was immersed in Seventh-Day Adventism and looked at the world through its prism until my teens.
I started public school in tenth grade and I ran into some bad guys.
Several more times over the course of my life, I strayed from polite society and mixed with the dregs.
One of the things I learned was that bad guys often see the world more clearly than good guys. In other words, good people are no more likely to see the world clearly than bad people. In other words, there’s a lot to learn from bad guys.