Jesus and his followers gave away all that they had and left to go help the poor. That is a life literally devoted to nothing but good. If that is what you believe is being "purely a good person" then it will be hard.
In my opinion as long as you work hard, never give up, don't steal, and make an effort in helping people then you're fine. Don't be a doormat for people doing whatever they want or doing shit that they should be doing for themselves.
>>26462781 This is true OP, you define your own idea of "good"
That's not to say it gives you an excuse to just shit the world up at everybody else's expense. You have to figure out for yourself why that's bad. You need to figure out how to know what's good without being told.
If you want to have a positive impact on the world, you can start by not lying to yourself, deluding yourself, or being a sanctimonious cunt.
>>26462819 existence is purely perspective, there is no inherent good or bad, nothing measurable by any pure metric. >>26462724 it's hard to be good because you are an animal, a product of chance, and chemical and biological reactions. don't hold yourself to unreasonable standards, you just a bunch of chemical and electrical signaling.
how do you define good? being alive itself means that you have to kill something and eat it to survive, unless you're a vegan i guess. how do you come to terms with that? every day something needs to die for you to live
The world is full of ambiguities and gray zones. Sometimes an act that is considered good under one interpretation is bad under another.
Conflicting values and interests complicate many questions of moral rectitude.
Additionally there are many areas of life that are zero sum. In many scenarios getting yours automatically implies someone else isn't getting theirs. This applies to all sorts of situations, from dating to job hunting to politics.
I don't want to be a passive doormat but I feel like you have to to a certain extent. It just requires strength I don't have to endure all the bullshit while still putting out good. It's even harder to be assertive when you can't threaten people so that makes it even more difficult.
>>26463023 People aren't evil, they're individuals. Ants don't have the problems we do because they function as a unit and are too simple to develop concepts of the self, entitlement, cowardice, fairness, justice, etc. It's all to level the playing field.
>>26463142 There are no individuals, most of people are mass of some fucked idea, individuals are all the great people that have come up with great ideas and things that have shaped all the world, you are not a individual, nor am I, or anyone on this board for that matter.
Because humans are not inherently good. By default we are selfish and prone to turpitude by our flesh & its desires. Desires are not meant to be easy to combat. This does not mean we shouldn't strive to be good. We should, not just because it's good for others, but for us. Read "Nicomachean Ethics". It has helped me a lot.
>>26463257 you can not call a group of people that all think in the same way individuals now can you ? that's the catch, there are those great individuals that a group of people want to be like, but they never will and the sooner they realise that the better, the whole you're a special one and individual and stuff like that is all bullshit
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