reply to post by KrispyB
"Do not fall into the trap of being good"
Is not only not very witty, it is indicative of the trap people fall into when they begin justifying unethical behavior. Being good in terms of
ethics means doing that which achieves the greatest good to the greatest amount. There is no trap in doing the sort of things that accomplish this
end, and instead it is a liberating and empowering effect not just on the individual who has achieved the greatest good, but for the greatest amount
who recognizes the good that was achieved.
Like attracts like and the more good one does for themselves and others, the more good others begin doing for others and the exponential growth of
such good is in effect the greatest good. Conversely, as like attracts like, doing bad, and acting in ways that only harm the greatest amount also
has an exponential effect, and encourages others to do bad as well, only achieving a downward spiral of harmful effects, all too often causing
Being good, or being bad, is the legacy we leave behind to mark our accomplishments on this planet. When the vast majority of people are being good,
and acting in ethical ways, no amount of money, no amount of political influence, and no amount of nefarious conspiracies can stop this exponential
power, and those who attempt to stop it, only find themselves in a trap, where those who embrace its power discover the true freedom that comes with
doing the right thing.
Doing the right thing is rarely synonymous with doing the easy thing, but then again, there is little about life and optimal survival that is easy.
Anyone who exercises physically on a regular basis, and makes demands of the body to become faster, stronger, and more agile, knows all too well that
this effort is not easy, and the moment it does become easy, then it is time to make it more difficult in order to optimize the bodies truest
potential. If exercise is easy, then in all likelihood, it is not being done properly. This is true for physical activity, as it is true for living
Being good may not be easy, but it is the best and surest way to optimize the truest potential of both the body and soul.