If you ask 100 people whether or not they consider themselves a good person - what do you suppose their answer would be? I think most people believe themselves to be decent human beings. Right?
Well, then where are all of these assholes coming from?
It's all so subjective. It's strange to know that to a great many people, I am that asshole who doesn't realize I'm an asshole. Only, I doubt my decency as a human being. I am selfish, weak, and lazy. I would like to be a good person, but I am not sure which "good person" I want to be.
Are you a good person? How do you know?
What makes a person "good"?
Is it helping others? Is it doing the least amount of harm to other living things? Is it being a good parent or a good daughter? Is it getting good grades? Is it making a lot of money?
Can good people be unhappy?
What is so good about you?
Religion makes things simple. You follow a set of rules put forth in a book and that's it. If you're not religious, it's more complicated. And the complication is further complicated by the complex fact that non-religious people tend not to gather in groups to support one another in their lack of direction.
I want to believe...