20180106 - Good & Evil 1/6 '18
Assuming for a minute that you believe it exists, what is your definition of Good?
There are plenty of schools of philosophy that cover this, but that's not really what I'm looking for. I'm looking for a simplified "this is how I see it in daily life" definition. Specifically, how it applies to people. IOW - what does a good person do/think and what does an evil person do/think?
Or if it's easier for you to pin down, perhaps describe your definition of its sibling.
Also, I think two of my goals for this year will be:
1. Be less verbose.
2. Lose 100 lbs.
A bad person thinks of themself without regard for the world, seeking only to gain personal advantage.
Have you investigated the writings of Buddhism? Moving past the unprovable bits of spirituality there are some solid bits of philosophy about taking personal responsibility in a world where one is never truly alone, and ones actions always have consequences.
That said, I think good is seeking to avoid harm, and better, repair damage. Evil, I think, is seeking to cause harm, or ignore that which is hurting people/will decline into harm.
It's strange though as so many people's opinion on how they would expect to be treated (which is different than 'want', I grant) would vary widely.