What does it take to be a good person?

To be a good person: Tao Te Ching verse 19 week 21 Saturday Morning Mastermind

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Do you know what it takes to be a good person?

Are people inherently good or evil?  It is said that we are judged by our actions and so it is that we pass judgment on others as well as ourselves. How much do you judge yourself on your accomplishments and goals that you have or have not achieved?  Are you better or worse than others who have or have not achieved the same status?

Few will argue there isn’t both good and evil in the world. But, is someone good because they accomplished good things or is goodness inherent in the doer?  Do the rules dictate your actions or would you follow the same path regardless of the rules?

In the 19th Verse of the Tao Te Ching Lao-Tzu suggests that people don’t need rules to do the right thing they only need to seek inward.

to be a good personFurthermore, Lao-Tzu proposes that the existence of rules and levels of accomplishment actually hinders your ability to realize your own true nature.  How are our views of ourselves created, confirmed, or developed in reference to our accomplishments?

Can we have a better understanding of our true self if we discard life long accolades and titles?  Is it even healthy to evaluate ourselves by our accomplishments rather than our inner awareness?

What do YOU think is necessary to be a good person?

Share you thoughts in the comment section below…

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  • Donna Allen

    Thank you Jason, You did good writing this post! No right or wrong just do you! That is more than enough!

  • Yes, question everything! Who decides?
    The difference between good and bad is a matter of perspective! Everyone has a different one.
    We all have different ideas of what is right for each of us.
    And where do those ideas come from?
    from within ourselves?
    from religion?
    from our parents?
    from our culture?
    from our peers?
    And what if our ideas are different from the people around us?
    Does that make us good or bad? or them good or bad?
    Who’s right? Does it matter? Can we all be right?
    The Tao suggests we should follow our true inner nature and let others follow theirs and if we do that it will be better for everyone.
    Does that mean there really is no one right way or wrong way?
    Does that mean there is no good or bad?

  • Jason Roberts

    I forgot to login so my previous post wasnt posted. I just wanted to say its great to be on the hangout. I get so much from the conversation as well as stepping out of my comfort zone to be on live. Great discussions today. I would like to hear what breakthroughs or insights anyone might have had while watching. please leave your comments

  • What do you think about this verse Karen?

  • Good Morning!!!!

  • Karen Lohof

    Mornin’, mornin’!

  • Good morning!