What makes a good person?

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29 Oct 2020 11:44 #355771 by Edan
This was inspired by something I was reading online earlier.

What is something you think makes a good person?

I'll start... thinking of others even if they don't have to.

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29 Oct 2020 11:58 #355774 by dwagoonie
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being understanding and kind when no one else will, especially towards those most likely to be bullied and made a target

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29 Oct 2020 13:04 #355777 by rugadd
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Someone who accepts life for what it is.

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31 Oct 2020 12:05 #355819 by Kobos
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Knowing when and what you can do that doesn't directly benefit the self. The self may still benefit but that not being the primary goal of action.

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01 Nov 2020 22:42 #355854 by Adder
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Someone good at.... person'ing. :silly:

Is normal usage depends on who is using it, I've seen a couple of versions in the wild. Mostly it seems to mean of the same 'wavelength' ie set of values and experiences.
Sometimes its a bermuda triangle of trustworthy, fairness and compassion.
Sometimes its culture, concepts and curiosities.
For some it might even mean someone that they find brings them joy, ie a good person to be around.

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07 Nov 2020 02:19 - 07 Nov 2020 03:13 #355950 by OB1Shinobi
I really wish i had a good answer for this question. The best i can offer is to say that I think its something like having the courage to face the world and do what is right for yourself without losing the compassion to care about and be able to sacrifice for other people.

People are complicated.
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09 Nov 2020 17:25 #356045 by Wescli Wardest

I like to start by finding a vegan who exercises moderately.
(Light cardio and some weight training.)

Like with anything that isn’t prepackaged, I give it a good cleaning and then I just toss them in the pan whole. Add some potatoes and carrots, a little rosemary and garlic, just a dash of salt and a generous portion of black pepper. Set your stove to 350˚ f, place a lid on the pot and let slow roast. Usually half an hour per pound.

Oh wait, that’s not what you’re talking about at all is it!!! :ohmy:

Um, good people are good people! :laugh:


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22 Mar 2021 15:15 #359268 by ZealotX
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In a word, sacrifice.

Anyone can be "good"... to themselves. But being good is generally about how you treat others; how you fit inside of a larger community. Even if you are great to members of your own immediate family you can be a rapist or serial killer in your larger community. So I would say that the more a person can sacrifice their own wants and needs for what's best for people in general, the less their "goodness" is relative and it becomes more universal.

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22 Mar 2021 22:07 #359275 by rugadd
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ZealotX wrote: In a word, sacrifice.

Anyone can be "good"... to themselves. But being good is generally about how you treat others; how you fit inside of a larger community. Even if you are great to members of your own immediate family you can be a rapist or serial killer in your larger community. So I would say that the more a person can sacrifice their own wants and needs for what's best for people in general, the less their "goodness" is relative and it becomes more universal.



There can be no love without sacrifice and what is good if not love?

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22 Mar 2021 23:29 #359276 by Rex
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I don't think there's a trait which is either necessary or sufficient for something to be "good." A lot of ideas, especially abstract ones like this are more a set of shared traits (or as Wittgenstein would call them, family resemblances) one or many of which can be present in a given instance of what we would call a good person.

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