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Parent categories: morals - conflict between good and evil - quality

Man is good by nature but is corrupted by society --Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Related: beauty - fine art - free - god - good taste - great

Contrast: bad

"It's absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious." -- Oscar Wilde in Lady Windemere's Fan


A definition of goodness would be valuable because it might allow one to construct a good life or society by reliable processes of deduction, elaboration or prioritization. One could answer the ancient question, "How then should we live?"

Sadly, known definitions are meaningless, circular, or long lists of cultural values. --http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodness

Good as quality

The term quality is often used to show how good something or somebody is. In the case of a person this is considered in a particular context, such as worker, student, sportsperson, etc.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi quote

1970 Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Nobel Laureate in Medicine and Physiology, in reply to being asked what he would do if he were twenty today: "I would share with my classmates rejection of the whole world as it is--all of it. Is there any point in studying and work? Fornication--at least that is something good. What else is there to do? Fornicate and take drugs against the terrible strain of idiots who govern the world." [Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, in *The New York Times*, Feb. 20, 1970, quoted in Mary Breastead, *Oh! Sex Education!*, p. 359]

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