Humans do seem to get their knickers in a twist when it comes to controlling “evil” much more often than when it comes to limiting self-righteousness. Perhaps we mistake righteousness as being a call to good. However, the “helpfulness” of such a mindset may be an opiate covering up some wickedness.
And for those who like to assume stuff, I don’t know enough to be righteous. Hopefully I know more than to be wicked.