Goodness Essay

3834 WordsOct 22, 201416 Pages
In the book “Morality as Anti-Nature” the German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, discusses that morality and religion suppress people’s natural behaviors. He believes that morality cause more harm than good to people, as he states, “Morality, insofar as it condemns for its own sake, and not out of regard for the concerns, considerations, and contrivances of life, is a specific error with which one ought to have no pity—an idiosyncrasy of degenerates which has caused immeasurable harm.” (Nietzsche 721). Our society consist of a large group of people who share a similar economic and social position based on income, wealth, religion, job status, education and also morality. Morality is a distinction of intentions, decisions, and actions between “good” or “bad”. The act of goodness is helping other people in need without asking for anything in return. There are a lot of people live around us without basic human needs as water, food, sanitation, clothing, shelter, health care and education. There are also a lot of helpless, disabled, mentally ill or suffering from uncured diseases people. Our moral instincts motivate us to help instead of ignore them. In the article “Philosophy for Everyone” Dr. Steven Pinker stated that, “Moral goodness is what gives each of us the sense that we are worthy human beings.” A simple gesture of goodwill toward another human being will provide them the courage to thrive. Contributing our time and skills to assist someone in need will bring us an enjoyment for making other lives better. There are variety of practical ways we can choose to help people in need. Volunteer opportunities are available in a wide variety of volunteer programs like hospitals, homeless shelters, food banks, American Red Cross, habitat for humanities and churches. In contrast with Nietzsche’s immoral philosophy, our moral obligations are extremely important because

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