Educating people on how to cope with evil is one element that is sorely missing in our pedagogy system.
So many refuse to even admit to the existence of the dark side.
Knowledge and awareness of the existence of evil should be a required element of both public and private education, from pre-school to adulthood.
While we all may yearn for nothing but sweetness and light in our lives, we will always find one bully trying to beat others down – or, on a broader scale, a dictator willing to kill others to attain his own goals, or a terrorist who believes that the road to heaven is paved with corpses.
–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
From an essay, "Good vs. Evil," July 19, 2007