Over the years we’re told what is what and what is not. We are provided with apparent explanations as to what is why it is and what isn’t why it isn’t. However, these explanations do not stand the simple test of questioning.
Let’s take a simple example of good and bad. We’re told that helping people is good. We’re told that being selfish is bad. We’re told that killing people is bad. We’re told that saving people’s lives is good. How are we so sure that death is the wrong end of the stick? Is it because we miss them after they’re gone?
Now let’s go back to being helpful and being selfish. Maybe death is where all of us need to be. Everyone must die. By that logic, by saving lives, we’re preventing those people from where they have to go because if they die, we’ll miss them. So, we’re saving their lives because we don’t want to go through the mental trauma. Maybe we’re being helpful by killing them.
That still does not solve the conundrum. Thus, being selfish is actually bad. Because by saving their lives we are depriving them. Being helpful is, in fact, good. By killing them, we’re making them get where they were supposed to.
Maybe we’ve had it correct all along. Maybe, saving people’s lives is a good thing and killing them, bad. By that logic, however, being selfish is a good thing and being helpful a bad thing.
Now you decide whether being helpful is good and being selfish, bad. Or, is being helpful bad and being selfish good?
- Dhaval Shethia