I think i do, that saddens me ;-/. I'm sad for you to have that mindset.Immanuel Can wrote: ↑Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:26 amYou'd have to have more faith in the goodness of man than I do.
I have none.
that perspective is egocentic and cynical - being good to brag about it outdoing my neighbor - is that your mindset when you do something good?
its not mine, i concern myself with me - when something happens and i have a choice to slink away or do the right thing - i compare my better self with my lesser self (not myself with others, and what they might do). sometimes i fail and play the coward, then comdenm my cowardlyness for a few weeks or months and vow to not be the letter me the next time (when next time comes around - sometimes i step up. sometime i play the coward again (Peter played the coward 3 times BTW, before he finally stepped up).
THANK GOD!!!!!!!!! I'm not a fool! and will never be perfect, so dont even try for that!
i strive for the doable, to be good and to become better than i was yesterday (but i backslide - as state above).
being more good than bad and striving toward the better is good enough for me.
I have no interest in perfection, i'm infanately far from that and know unable to achieve nor even try for that folly.
thats not what a asked and you know it!
i asked you if Saudis are on average less good people due to thier vile culture (i stated they are equal in spite of thier vile culture) - you did not answer my inquary (i note the non answer BTW)
I think it is fully valid Sir.
everywhere you look!
well with such a high bar of perfection - see above - then of course no person that was born has ever been good.Immanuel Can wrote: ↑Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:26 amThe people who have never lied, stolen, lashed out, spoken cruelly, desired wrongly, hated, plotted harm, taken advantage, neglected their duties, ignored the poor, laughed at the innocent, falsely boasted of their achievements, or remained silent and passive when they ought to have done good? You won't find any of them in any of those countries...or here, either. And that's precisely the problem with human nature.
i guess my standard for "Good" is just a lot lower and realistic and doable then yours. ;-/.
thanks for Reply!