What is Good?

Good is agreeable. If you eat an orange, someone might say that it’s good for you. If you make your payments on time it might be said that you have good credit. You use good grammar. It is good weather. You are good at your job. Good has a wide range. What else is good?

Something excellent is good, Something great is good, average is good. It’s all good. When we look at all of the definitions of good, we can turn it around. Good is that which doesn’t hurt you. Good can be that which does not cause you pain.

Eating that orange is not going to hurt you thus it’s good for you. If you make your payments on time, your are not hurting yourself. It’s good. If you are good at your job, you are not risking losing your job or being reprimanded by the boss.   That is basically how we have defined good.

That which doesn’t ruffle your feathers is good. What qualifies as good? According the definitions, anything that doesn’t stir up negative emotion is good. It’s all good. Check out the definitions and see that which doesn’t stir up a negative thought is good.

What is Good?


1. morally excellent; virtuous; righteous; pious: a good man.

2. satisfactory in quality, quantity, or degree: a good teacher; good health.

3. of high quality; excellent.

What do you notice about these definitions? Let’s look at some more definitions of good. Let’s get a feel for it.

4. right; proper; fit: It is good that you are here. His credentials are good.

5. well-behaved: a good child.

That which doesn’t cause disturbance is good.  There is a consistent theme.  You know me enough by now to know that it “is” the disturbance and the negativity that I want to embrace.

So, if something is not good, what is it? Bad? No. It is easy to label something as bad. It’s easy to label another person as bad without understanding what drives that person. No person is bad.

Sometimes it takes too much effort to delve into the problems so we just label a person as “bad” as an easy out. We don’t want to get dirty and muddy. We hide. We don’t want to dig into the real problem. We often might have trouble admitting to the real problem, not have the energy to explore it, nor have the desire to explore the problem.

Truthfully, it’s all good.  “That” is what Goodology explores.



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