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Featured Shouldn't a good person be able to.

Discussion in 'Seekers Circle' started by Seeker of White Light, Jul 3, 2022.

  1. Seeker of White Light

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    Shouldn't a good person be able to walk in all forms of society and be good to the poorest and the richest in the world, without judgement in his/her/their mind?
     
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  2. Aštra’el

    Aštra’el Aštara, Blade of Aštoreth

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    Who is “good”?
     
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  3. Seeker of White Light

    Seeker of White Light Veteran Member

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    That is not easy to answer :)
    I believe every human can be good
     
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  4. Heyo

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    No.
    A "good" person should be able to judge their actions and the actions of their peers and when that judgement comes out as "immoral" they should be able to change it or at least speak out against it. A non judging person is an indifferent person and morally complicit in the immoral actions of their peers.
     
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  5. Heyo

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    People are neither good nor bad. Actions are.
     
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  6. Aštra’el

    Aštra’el Aštara, Blade of Aštoreth

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    We all have the Sun and the Moon within us. But is it not subjective?
     
  7. Seeker of White Light

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    In my understanding a good person always fix their own shortcomings first, so they don't affect others in a negative way.
     
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  8. Aštra’el

    Aštra’el Aštara, Blade of Aštoreth

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    Those people are rare… and in a harsh and unforgiving world they often do not survive long. Yet I respect them. It goes against all that I am, but I understand it, because I have known “good” people, as you describe them. Loved them. Respected them. Though I could never become them.

    I am glad the people you interpret as “good”, exist.
     
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  9. osgart

    osgart Nothing my eye, Something for sure

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    Well I'm not into condemning people for their lack of morals, unless it's so toxic that society just can't cope with it, like malevolence or something.

    I do condemn certain actions though.
     
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    I don't deal in terms of "good" and "bad" when it comes to people. These are merely human constructs. People are a product of their experiences and environment.

    That said, very few have the ability to complete set ego aside and look upon others without judgment.
     
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    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    That can apply to many. But I've also known people
    for whom the labels "good" & "bad" are appropriate.
    Serial murder & fraud...those "actions" characterize
    the person as bad. And I've known good ones who
    honor their agreements, & harm no others.

    Judging people is useful, but it does
    benefit from being thoughtful.
     
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  12. Seeker of White Light

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    Personally I dont consider my self very good.
     
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    I agree that it is useful and appropriate in colloquial conversation to label people who consistently act moral as "good" people and people who consistently act immoral as "bad" people.
    But when discussing moral philosophy it is a principle to only look at acts, not people, not thoughts.
    Yep. Without thinking your judgement through, you can pretty fast end up a hypocrite.
     
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    I think to be a "good person" requires to go above and beyond acting moral. I try to do the later but I'm far from being "good".
     
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    The ideal, I think, is always to love the best in everyone, and never to fear the worst in anyone. Not easy to live up to, but then ideals never are.
     
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  16. Seeker of White Light

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    True, it is very difficult to do.
     
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    You only say this because you haven't met my ex. ;)
     
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    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    We are what we do.
    I'm willing to take that risk,
    & being judged as judgmental.

    BTW, what does it say of those
    who'd judge me, eh.
     
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  19. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    Such modesty.
     
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    Fool ALL in all
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