Daily Archives: November 25, 2013

68. What does it mean to be a good person? (proposed by Annette Faith Dexter)

 Have there been any out­stand­ing­ly good peo­ple in human his­to­ry, or have the life sto­ries of those held up as good (e.g. Gand­hi, Moth­er Tere­sa, the Dalai Lama, Mar­t­in Luther King) been “pho­to­shopped” to suit the pur­pos­es of oth­ers? Do our con­cepts of what is good pro­gress over time any­way, such that what once was moral­ly out­stand­ing (e.g. oppos­ing slav­ery) is now mere­ly nor­mal?