Forum

Notifications
Clear all

Are There Good People Out There?

Page 2 / 2

Satsun
Posts: 594
Registered
(@satsun)
Reputable Member
Joined: 8 years ago

Holy cow!!!!!!!

(And what would it look like if they represented the male counterpart???)

Reply
Libra Noir
Posts: 2039
Registered
(@libra-noir)
Prominent Member
Joined: 9 years ago

I don’t care what anyone does as long as it’s not harming anyone else. I kind of have a hard time with any definitions of good that don’t honor that principle because it’s a slippery slope and gets all tribal (in the most negative sense of the word) and stuff. When I started to study Natural Law I started to very clearly see the difference between right and wrong and how the warped definition that people carried of right/wrong actually had them believing they were in the right when they were actually wrong. And most often that wrong was done in the name of maintaining the current fabric of society and defining that as good but violating people’s rights and inherent liberties in the process. I just think it’s wise to examine the definition because what I see a lot of is people defining good as something like them, not a definition of a philosophical or archetypal principle. In my estimation that misunderstanding is the cause of most of the suffering on Earth. But some people would call me bad because I had a child out of wedlock and said the word fuck. 

Anyway, by my definition, there’s some good people who understand this, who truly live and let live. There’s a small minority who make it hell for the rest of us though. 

Reply
2 Replies
Satsun
Registered
(@satsun)
Joined: 8 years ago

Reputable Member
Posts: 594

@libra-noir 

"There’s a small minority who make it hell for the rest of us though."

I agree. The smallest ones can be the nastiest. They know how to spread poison, dunno why. I guess they're angry?

Reply
Libra Noir
Registered
(@libra-noir)
Joined: 9 years ago

Prominent Member
Posts: 2039

@satsun I think they are convinced that they are doing good. That’s usually how tyrants justify their actions, if not to themselves then at least to others.

Reply
Poppy
Posts: 560
Registered
(@poppy)
Reputable Member
Joined: 7 years ago

During times when I felt most alone, far away from anyone who could listen, and give me pertinent practical advice for navigating through what was troubling me, I thought of people I'd met, however briefly, who had that gift.

Right now, I'm thinking of several people who had a grandmother, or grandfather, or aunt, or uncle, who provided them a respite in difficult times.  Who invited them along, doing some task together companionably.  Typing this, the list keeps growing longer of those who did so.  I think it matters to remember such moments.

I do believe that honouring people that we know to have reached out a hand to another, in a specific circumstance, benefits all of us.  A brief exercise, well worth the effort.

Reply
1 Reply
Satsun
Registered
(@satsun)
Joined: 8 years ago

Reputable Member
Posts: 594

@poppy

Luckily, such people exist!

Thank you for reminding us.

These days it sometimes feel like everybody is an enemy.

(Well, I may be paranoid. I live in France & am an average nobody.)

Reply
dolce
Posts: 577
Registered
(@dolce)
Reputable Member
Joined: 13 years ago

I think good people exist but not as many as we need. It requires a lot of discipline now to be a good person. And we all probably, to some extent, think we're better than we are.

The culture's definitely been weaponized, like those songs upthread. Think too about how convenient everything is now. You can spend everyday on your couch watching TV collecting unemployment right now, ordering door dash. Laziness breeds selfishness and other bad qualities. Work - good work - can remedy it. Brings a purpose to one's life. You improve yourself. This is a tiny example, there are lots of other ways to look at it.

Add porn to this. Dirty topic, but it's a weapon too. It destroys everything it touches and it's everywhere. Not just the worst kind of it, but music, tv, movies - it's everywhere. It demoralizes people, contributes heavily to trafficking and it's highly addictive.

I'm sure there's more that people could add to the list of things that are hurting rather than helping and bringing out the worst in us.

Reply
2 Replies
Elsa
 Elsa
Admin
(@elsa)
Joined: 17 years ago

Noble Member
Posts: 5582

@dolce and you've just scratched the surface.

Reply
dolce
Registered
(@dolce)
Joined: 13 years ago

Reputable Member
Posts: 577

@elsa for sure, it's work to stay strong in the face of it. It's like living in Las Vegas, but everywhere. Sin City is our hometown now. If that makes sense 🙃

Reply
soup
Posts: 1460
 soup
Registered
(@soup)
Prominent Member
Joined: 9 years ago

Are There Good People Out There?

Yes! 

Reply
Page 2 / 2