The Nature Of Good And Evil Essay

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The Good and Evil in Our Life People can identity the difference between good and evil based on their nature. According to Samuel Johnson, education gives us the power to discern or see the good from the bad, and to “prefer” the good. We can see that a good person would volunteer with nonprofit organizations, donate money to charity, stand up for others, and help people without expectations. While an evil person would murder people for their possessions, hurt people, tell lies, take advantage of others, and do theft. The nature of good are doing actions that benefit others, and being selfless. In contrast, the nature of evil are doing actions that have a negative effect on others, and being selfish or greedy. As I reflect on the nature of good and evil from different perspectives, I would reach a conclusion that can help me …show more content…
I agree with Socrates suggestion that no one would knowingly pursue misery because no one wants to be miserable. I also agree with Gaylin about how everyone has free will to choose to be evil or good, since our life is full of choices. In our society, we have a system of rewards and punishments that help us be civilized people. So, I would disagree with Asimov because I don’t find it insulting that we need this system to be human beings because without this system no one would follow the law, and our community would collapse. In addition, Davies’s statement makes sense because if people have a lot of energy to be evil, then we would have a high crime rate in the U.S. Furthermore, Camus also made good point about how we assume we know everything, but we actually don’t. In a way, we are like Blake who killed the fly with his thoughtless hands. Overall, I believe that as long as I don’t pervert the language or use protective rationalization, then I can embrace good, and avoid

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