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Everybody mind your own business

15 April 2014, 08:41
The interests of the GENERAL POPULATION are becoming more and more superficial, less beneficial to the majority and more individualistically oriented. Everyone wants their voice to be heard and to be taken serious and that is fine. But no one wants to undermine their own idea and back someone else’s up. Nobody is willing to waste their time searching out of the 52 million interests and opinions the one that is worthy to agree with. So, they opt to making their own interests and ideas known and everyone else – it turns out - is an idiot and a liar. Now again, because I live in a glass house I wouldn’t want stones be thrown at me. I’m not at all suggesting that any of this is bad; in fact, who am I to even think that?  However, understanding that each of those opinions comes from a mind with the belief that one might say or do something ‘good’ for society, - either to teach or raise awareness or to impress - it seems cute but suicidal.
You see… time and time again, we hear people arguing with great differences about what should motivate a person to do 'good deeds' and yet we don't know what exactly constitutes 'good'. We often argue about what should be the determinant of ‘good’ because for a person to do ‘good’; they don’t just feel good about it without believing that it is good, meaning that the opposite is ‘bad’.You may already have a sense of where this is going, but just in case you don’t, let me elaborate a bit further. In this postmodern society, the lines that separate good and bad, right and wrong, beautiful and ugly, trash and treasure, etc. are virtually dead. This is what we have done to our society and there is no way to fix it because fixing it would mean there is something ‘wrong’ with it and ‘wrong’ relates to an idea that disagrees with the idea that what we've done is right. But then again; opting to ignosticism and not doing anything about it relates to the idea that everyone is right in their own opinion. So, in that way; saying that something is ‘wrong’ can put you into more trouble than saying it is right – even if that is just your opinion. Example: I can be in more trouble saving someone who tries to kill himself because they believe it is right for them to do so than letting him/her burn themselves to death. Perhaps, that scenario maybe a bit too extreme but you can think of any lighter ideas that you may have for the good of the society and the only thing holding you back is because they may be found offensive to some. There’s a bunch of them right? It's not that easy for a lady to appreciate a gentleman for going around the car and open the door for her.
But the real question is not whether you have something good that you could do for someone else… the question is what makes it ‘good’? What is your personal belief behind your 'good deeds?' Because there are as many beliefs out there as there are definitions of good and bad, right and wrong, beautiful and ugly, trash and treasure... You could do something very good and polite to someone and think they will appreciate it but only to find it totally barbaric and offensive. The same is possible in reverse. Someone could do something very good and polite to you, only to find it abusive, backwards and offensive.The bottom line is that in our society today,  only one person is responsible for determining what they deem ‘correct’, ‘right’, ‘good’ etc… This turns us into proud and selfish introverts and it is not communal. I am also aware that it will take someone who believes that we should be more communal than introverts to understand that statement better. Otherwise,  who am I to know the best way for humanity to live? In fact,  who are YOU? 

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