It’s Day 2 of this wild quest. Have you noticed that thinking about this question of goodness tends to send the mind down an ever-deepening rabbit hole of questions? One question leads to another and then another.
I started by asking, What is goodness? That leads to, What is a good person? And then we really start tumbling down the hole.
- Can I be good if I do what’s right for myself and for others?
- If so, then what the heck does “right” mean?
- Is what’s right for me, the same as what’s right for you?
- Is what’s right always the same, or are there times when that varies?
- Is what’s good in one culture the same as what’s good in another? Should it be?
- Can I harm another human being by doing what I think is right?
- How can I tell when my good becomes evil for someone else?
- How can a society (better yet, my society) become good? Is that even possible?
- What would a good society look like? Can we even conceive of that? Why not?
See what I mean. What questions do you think I should ask in my journey to find goodness?