posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 10:45 AM
There is no such thing as a good person. Behind every 'good' action, is a egocentric action. Every person is selfish, regardless of how they and
other people think of them. Lets take some examples from this thread.
- Feed the homeless? Host a fund raiser to raise money for them? If you're religious, 9/10, you're doing it to look better in the eyes of your lord.
For the 1/10, and the rest of the populous, you're doing it to improve your general image, (and what the general public thinks of you), or to make
yourself feel good. Though you may care about the homeless man sleeping in an alley, or on a sidewalk, your motivation to help was selfish and
- Tell a lie and feel bad about it? Tell someone you lied, and start telling the truth? You didn't tell the truth because it was nice. You
told the truth to get the guilt off your chest, because it was tearing you up inside. On the opposite side of the coin, you tell the truth 100%
of the time, not because it's nice, but because others will have a higher opinion of you, boosting your happiness.
But, I guess if we are looking at it as a definite 'Right' or 'Wrong', you'll never get a straight answer. From my point of view; You steal
something for fun. That's wrong. You steal a loaf of bread to feed your family. That's right. You kill someone out of cold blood.
That's wrong. You kill someone who has killed, and will kill again. That's right. In my opinion, because you had to ask, you're not a
good person. You were questioning yourself because of something immoral you may have done, and came here seeking justification.
Sorry if I disappointed you.
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