View Thinker #000000's profile thought 14 years, 3 months ago...

Sometimes our ideas of what's good and what's bad are assigned very arbitrarily.

My way has shown me that things simply are, and I have recognized that my own designations of good and bad only reflect whether or not those things help or hinder my completion of personal goals. They're just words, and can hardly convey the incredible interplay of positive and negative in everything.

There are no bad things in my life. No evil. Nothing unethical. Just things that keep me from my benevolent goals. I shall never deceive myself into thinking that there is evil in the world, nor shall I demonize any person, nor shall I condense my mental representation of anything into a 'good' or 'bad' designation to make my world simpler and easier to work with. I am better than that.

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You do realize that most super villains have made a similar speech at some point.

View Thinker #277dd3's profile

It's so easy to see life as binary. I like to think of it as different flavors though. Most people limit themselves to "sweet" and "bitter", and I am in the process of learning how to change that internally.

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Pink: Ever read "Superman: Red Son"? It's a comic book that explores the question of "What if Superman had been raised in the Soviet Union instead of the United States?" Using all of the same rhetoric about doing good, and considering himself a superhero, he nonetheless does evil.

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