Resolutions and some ranty bitsBy Trish|2021-08-23T12:45:47-06:0003/01/2012|Categories: Creative Non-Fiction, Musings and reflection|2 CommentsCreativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected. -William PlomerFacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInPinterestEmailTumblr About the Author: Trish Trish is an unrepentantly weird girl, who very much likes to write and fix things. Her preference is to be barefoot and laughing, given the option. Related Posts Askance, Akimbo, A dance, A limbo Berserking but minimal Exploring the liminal Favourite soup 2 Comments Jesse 04/01/2012 at 14:58 - ReplyGee, you need to come hang out on the mountain. Also, what does this mean, exactly, because I don’t get it: “Doing good things does not make you a good person. Being a good person makes you a good person. Doing bad things does not make you a bad person. Being a bad person makes you a bad person.” What is ‘being a bad person’ if not doing bad things? What then, makes a person bad? Also, this might brighten your view of humanity a sliver: http://www.ted.com/talks/steven_pinker_on_the_myth_of_violence.html Also, this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgg2tpUVbXQ eccentrish 27/11/2012 at 12:28 - ReplyMy view of humanity brightens and darkens at the drop of a hat, mostly as a result of human interaction. Which spurred on the writing of this. Good people/bad people point of view comes from the being raised as a catholic perhaps. Or watching star wars. Good and bad are not black and white. Sometimes people do bad things for good reasons. For example, someone who is suffering endlessly from a debilitating disease, with no dignity or quality of life is killed by someone else who respects them enough to do the deed. That person is in fact a murderer. Murder is defined as unlawful, premediated killing, which this most certainly is. But what if it’s the best thing? A bad person does a bad thing, according to some. A good person would allow them to live because murder is wrong. Which is the good act? Are we to assume it’s the one who keeps them alive, even if they’re in pain? Or will we allow that the more compassionate move is what could be considered a reprehensible act, were the circumstances different? Which is the good person? This is an endless debate that I could go around on, and not just with regard to the explosive topic of right to die arguments. I just get tired of people insisting that they’re good because they did something nice and random. Kindness shouldn’t be random, honesty shouldn’t be rewarded. These things could be the norm, but we tend to get locked into a tunnel vision of media mediocrity and corporate greed. But no worries about me, did you notice I started off ranty and ended up dancing? That’s usually how it works with me.Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment ΔThis site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.