The sun sets on another day…
Sunset was apparently going to be good again, clear blue skies blanketed the horizon, and then the wester sky welled up with tears and mist, and the sun was gone. Only light remained on a misty horizon.
Have you ever sat down and contemplated the differences between good and not good. Perhaps you equate that with light and darkness. Perhaps you equate that with left and right. You may even equate that on several other levels based on things that should or should not be based on.
Today I spent a good deal of time thinking about what it is to be good and how you will be rewarded if you are good. I also considered how you’ll be punished if you are not good.
For the sake of this post, I am going to use the words good and evil even though there are varying degrees. Forgive me if you don’t agree as I am not using it to say one thing, or another is good or evil. As I considered this day, I wondered who is to set that bar. There are numerous laws and doctrines that set the difference between good and evil. they focus on social attitudes and social norms or things that you would think are common sense. All of those appear to have exceptions as well. The blurred line between good and evil continues to be blurry.
Perhaps we need to step in and set our own parameters. It is my opinion that inside of us is a clear division between good and evil. those things are almost self-evident but if they’re not maybe we should consider I’m easy three-step process.
Does it hurt you? Does it hurt others? Does doing or not doing an action potentially hurt you or others indirectly?
If you notice this pretty much aligns with a lot of different items. Instead of looking at complex laws and ridiculousness you can easily answer any of these three questions and get an idea if you’re on the right track. The third question offers some flexibility as the word potentially could mean nothing. You could potentially do something that will cause a chain reaction that sinks an island in the South Pacific. That action is very unlikely to happen. This is where common sense comes in and ridiculousness comes into play. Driving 200 miles an hour doesn’t hurt you and doesn’t hurt others, but the potential of hurting goes up the faster you’re going, so at what point do you slam on the imaginary brake?
I think about this simply because too many people hurt each other mentally physically right now. If they just followed this guideline and got out of each other’s way, maybe the world would be a little better. Maybe not. I’m just sharing what I’m thinking today. What do you think?
So as the sun sets on another day why not just be nice. Be nice and let’s have a fantastic day every day even in the presence of a sunset with blurs between the lines. Perhaps sometime during the night we will find the wisdom to be good and give everyone else a little piece(peace), no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and do good…