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Stop...because it hurts if you don't ?

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Doing good for goodness sake was what I used to hear as a child. 

Is that the real answer?

 

OR is it more like?   You do good because it hurts YOU when you don't

 

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2 hours ago, VonNoble said:

 

  You do good because it hurts YOU when you don't

 

Doing good can also hurt you when you do good.. Doing good is doing the right thing instead of the wrong thing, and sometimes doing good calls for a personal sacrifice, e.g; giving your hard earned money to help the poor, putting yourself in harms way to protect someone else, assuming risk for the sake of others, or even cleaning up a mess that you didn't make.  Being good for goodness sake is a positive self-enhancing attribute (for kids), but doing good because its the right thing to do is a testament of ones character. Your not good for goodness sake, but because its the honorable thing to be.. jmo

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1 hour ago, Dan56 said:

 

Doing good can also hurt you when you do good.. Doing good is doing the right thing instead of the wrong thing, and sometimes doing good calls for a personal sacrifice, e.g; giving your hard earned money to help the poor, putting yourself in harms way to protect someone else, assuming risk for the sake of others, or even cleaning up a mess that you didn't make.  Being good for goodness sake is a positive self-enhancing attribute (for kids), but doing good because its the right thing to do is a testament of ones character. Your not good for goodness sake, but because its the honorable thing to be.. jmo

 

Before I forget I got the biggest grin reading Exalted Being...excellent.

 

*  I have never ever given that I did not receive in equal measure 

    ....so, just for me, I guess I never view that as a sacrifice 

 

Not just giving money - but giving time, effort, or even of talent (what

limited talents I have to give)...I always find I am enriched in equal

or greater measure

 

*  again, it may be an oddity of my own point of view (heaven only knows

my family has told me often enough that I am odd!) but it is not so much

a betterment of me that might be the push - but the fact i see the worsening

of my self  when I don't do good - the growing smaller, less trustful, more

controlling , quicker to judge, quicker to anger, growing arrogance etc.

when I don't do good.

 

I see your point (and the validity of it) but I guess it seems to filter down to 

do good (as you note cuz it might make my character better) but even more 

selfishly put.....it makes me hurt less 

 

I appreciate your insight...I'll think on it a bit more

 

von

 

 

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On 8/29/2017 at 9:11 AM, VonNoble said:

OR is it more like?   You do good because it hurts YOU when you don't

Speaking only for myself, that is completely accurate.

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