What is the common good? This is a question that has been asked for centuries by all of humanity. Some people define the common good by simply just being satisfied with your life, others describe it as being wealthy. These are two examples of general answers of what the common good but they are only attributable to a single person. The Catholic religion is not only focused on spreading the word of God and Catholicism, it is focused on promoting a common good amongst the people. Throughout reading Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, the book of Exodus, and Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount and the Beatitudes, there was one clear message throughout, in order to live the good life, one must promote the common good in civilization. The Ten Commandments in Exodus provides us with the basic guidelines to be a good person and the other readings listed above tell us as Catholics, to be the best person that we can be and contribute back to society to add to the common good. The First thing that one must have an understanding of in order to promote the common good is The Ten Commandments in the book of Exodus. The commandments are not only means of promoting god but, guidelines for all people of the catholic religion that will ultimately make you a good person and they are as follows:
1. I am the Lord, your God.
2. Thou shall bring no false idols before me.
3. Do not take the name of the Lord in vain.
4. Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.
5. Honor thy…