Not good, Not bad. Just is

Posted: September 17, 2013 in Uncategorized
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I was raised watching GI Joe and Transformers. The GI Joe cartoon had a special unit of the United States military called GI Joe. The special unit would fight Cobra Command. Cobra Command was a top secret highly organized terrorist  organization.

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In the Transformers cartoon there was a group of aliens called transformers, they would fight another group of aliens called Decepticons. The Decepticons were bent on enslaving the human race and taking control of the earth.

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So growing up on this diet of polarizing cartoons I was certain that there were good and bad guys. There were cowboys and indians. Everyone could be judged and summed up. As I have grown, what I have learned is that there is really no such thing as a good guy or a bad guy. I know at first it sounds harsh. No such thing as good or bad? No not that no such thing as a good or bad guy just men and women who do good and bad things.

Part of growing up is establishing ones moral principles. We do this based on many facets of our lives. What makes something right or wrong varies from person to person. Some hold fast to the dogma of their religious faith, others adhere to social norms and practices. Each person finds their own set of principles which help them determine what is right or wrong. Then that person tries to live the best they can.

So having typed that it may seem that, I am for Nietzzsche and the whole “no such thing as good or bad philosophy”, this is not my philosophy at all. I really feel that there is good and bad. I like to try for myself to keep things simple and simply put good is something which helps you and others and bad is something which would hurt you and others.

There are no good or bad men but there are good and bad actions done by men and women. I am also convinced that many men and women commit bad acts when they are not aware of the consequences of their actions. So at first the absence of good or bad men may seem a little depressing it should be freeing. If there are no good or bad men then with a proper education everyone can learn how to help. So there is hope, but only with education and wisdom.

peace

john3c

 

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