Good and evil are renamed same and others tribal categories. Within the good box, there's a list of social behaviours that's perceived as positive because it aligns with our tribe hence our people. Within the evil box, there's a list of social behaviours that's perceived as negative because it doesn't align with our tribe, hence they're one of the others who are perceived as unsafe. Hyperbolic dichotomy awash with mythological significance.
So with the above in mind, evil = individuality where personal pride is at the root of individuality.
The sexual impulse may drive two men into competition if they both want the same girl. But that is only by accident; they might just as likely have wanted two different girls. But a proud man will take your girl from you, not because he wants her, but just to prove to himself that he is a better man than you. Greed may drive men into competition if there is not enough to go round; but the proud man, even when he has got more than he can possibly want, will try to get still more just to assert his power. Nearly all those evils in the world which people put down to greed or selfishness are really far more the result of Pride.
C.S. Lewis does a pretty good job breaking down the sin of pride in Mere Christianity.
I don't think there is a single root to all evil. My first choice would've been "ignorance", but having given it some more thought, there are too many examples of evil committed by relatively smart, knowledgeable men (eg. the Unabomber). My second choice would've been "aggression" since I believe most violent acts are committed by the male of our species but then there are plenty of non-violent acts that are evil as well.
My third and final choice comes from having started to read Elisabeth Kubler-Ross' "The Wheel of Life'. She says that learning to love unconditionally is the greatest lesson to be learned on earth. I tend to agree with her and I believe most evil is the result of people having failed to learn that lesson.
I do not believe that big pride is the root of all evil, the question some of you guys should ask yourself and those of who have bog egos at times. Why do I have so much pride and why am I blinded by it. It is simple, it is our fear. The fear of feeling inferior to anybody, the fear that someone is hunting us and so on. Think of the history of slavery in America, thr killing of black civil rights leaders and John F. Kennedy. The obvious reason that white supremacist did this is because of fear and most of them were arrogant. Another example is king Ramsae enslaving the hebrews, that spark fear in ramsae thinking that the hebrews were going to rebel against and that us why he had thise boys killed. Then he acted arrogantly. In both scenarios, it was their fear of something that led them to be prideful or act prideful. In all reality, fear, not pride is the root of all evil.
I think there are two ways pride can be manifested - good and bad.
I would agree with this. Someone with a lot of pride, for instance, might be resistant to performing acts that they consider to be dishonorable or harmful. On the other hand, a person with low self-esteem, and very little pride, can be manipulated more easily.