Quoting ☮Sugar Magnolia:" Stems from another thread kind of, but mostly just from smurf that's happened lately. I used to think ... [snip!] ... where I've just repeatedly been shown some people are completely and utterly smurffy people. So, am I just a cynical smurf?"
I think everyone has the potential for good. A person can be a complete and utter smurf to EVERYONE except their kid. Or they may do a million horrible things, and ONE kind thing. I think there is some good in everyone, even if people attempt to ignore their own goodness.