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The origin of good is associated with aspects of reality that support Life.

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I believe the goodness in man is an evolutionary trait of survival (as is evil, but more on that in the next question). Human societies seem to thrive when members collaborate. This can be seen in the explosion of agriculture around 8k years ago, which gave birth to the first real societies. Big institutions like governments, economies, armies, schools and companies would not exist without humans helping each other and collaborating for a greater good. That good is almost always self serving (ie survival). I don't think its a coincidence that some of the biggest outpouring of goodness in society usually follows big catastrophes. We help one another survive and thrive, so we must be good to each other.

March 15, 2019
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Acknowledging the other. . . when you start to understand that there is what what you are/know/do and then there is the other (what you aren't/don't do/don't know), you can begin to see the size of your self in a more realistic way. This is the beginning of understanding what would happen if every single person did the same thing you are doing RIGHT NOW. Think about being the point of origin of a behavior, as if all those people did something because you did it. I, personally, want what I put out there to result in more positive than negative. And in more "greater good" where we all benefit, together.

March 12, 2019
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What is goodness to you? What creates more goodness in the world?

(the most recent answers are at the top)
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What is the origin of good?

When the sum happiness of human beings is greater than the sum misery.

October 19, 2019
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What is the origin of good?

Good leads to Measure and Absolute Life, which includes not only a life of object's 1 dimension, but all his dimensions. And since on the highest dimension everybody, everything is the same(light and darkness) The Good is the special state where Everything could live.

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What is the origin of good?

The origin of good is associated with aspects of reality that support Life.

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What is the origin of good?

I believe the goodness in man is an evolutionary trait of survival (as is evil, but more on that in the next question). Human societies seem to thrive when members collaborate. This can be seen in the explosion of agriculture around 8k years ago, which gave birth to the first real societies. Big institutions like governments, economies, armies, schools and companies would not exist without humans helping each other and collaborating for a greater good. That good is almost always self serving (ie survival). I don't think its a coincidence that some of the biggest outpouring of goodness in society usually follows big catastrophes. We help one another survive and thrive, so we must be good to each other.

March 15, 2019
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What is the origin of good?

Acknowledging the other. . . when you start to understand that there is what what you are/know/do and then there is the other (what you aren't/don't do/don't know), you can begin to see the size of your self in a more realistic way. This is the beginning of understanding what would happen if every single person did the same thing you are doing RIGHT NOW. Think about being the point of origin of a behavior, as if all those people did something because you did it. I, personally, want what I put out there to result in more positive than negative. And in more "greater good" where we all benefit, together.

March 12, 2019
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What is the origin of good?

The most stable, safe, resilient methods for achieving the reproduction and perpetuation of the species and life itself are preferred.

March 12, 2019
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What is the origin of good?

Goodness comes from logic. If someone understands the world around them, it is logical for them to put good in rather than evil.

March 12, 2019
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What is the origin of good?

Human connections create good, care for children within families, human connections, and communities.

February 11, 2019
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What is the origin of good?

Thoughts with respect to others

February 6, 2019
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What is the origin of good?

see answer for evil

February 26, 2019
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What is the origin of good?

Enough food and resources to go around.

July 15, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Goodness is fickle. For one individual, goodness might be philanthropy. For another, it might be genocide. Is the release death provides a goodness for someone living with chronic pain? Is the philanthropic work a father provides a goodness to his children if it starves them of his attentions?

December 12, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Staying in your own lane. We will all be better if we can stop comparing.

December 10, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Understanding that we are all one. The more we understand that you are me and I am you, the less we hurt each other. And the more we understand the concept of Ubuntu: when you succeed, I succeed.

December 10, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ... The time is always right to do what is right.

July 24, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

I'm convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they're stones that don't matter. As long as you're breathing, it's never too late to do some good.

July 24, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

The likelihood that your acts of resistance cannot stop the injustice does not exempt you from acting in what you sincerely and reflectively hold to be the best interests of your community.

July 24, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Some lean back in majestic repose, others, absolutely sheer for thousands of feet, advance beyond companions in thoughtful attitudes, giving welcome to storms and calms alike. In stern immovable majesty, how fine and reassuring the company they keep.

July 15, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

To love truth for truth's sake is the principal part of human perfection in this world, and the seed-plot of all other virtues.

July 15, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Self-preservation is the primary and only foundation of virtue.

July 15, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

The nature of the individual and universal spiritual evolution is to progress towards more goodness.

July 15, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Selflessness winning out.

July 15, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

It is giving an order to chaos, creating a template, a matrix. Good is cleaning up this small dirty room of world and doing it for somebody.

July 15, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.

July 15, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.

July 15, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Might be Adam. I suppose.

July 14, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

There is no good or evil. These are relative terms associated with actions of human beings and godz.

July 14, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

All we need is love. Love is all we need.

July 14, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Sexual selection. We are indeed designed, not by God but by the opposite sex who, in the case of humans, selected for humor, wit, music, philosophy, dance, storytelling, and entertainment in general around the campfire at night.

July 14, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Christopher Boehm I- good originates when a moral community forms to redress an injustice.

July 14, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Question leads its answer. So good had an origin? What the question really asks is "how good became to be? What is good in the first place?"

July 14, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Empathy and affection.

July 14, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

The first 'good' came when the first living thing realized it needed some other living thing to survive.

July 14, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

The origin of good is the first mover. Good is likeness to the Creator.

July 14, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Love and respect for the laws of nature.

July 14, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Enlightened self-interest. Awareness. What's good for other people is good for me too.

July 13, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Good exists a priori and it is only negatively affected by the confusion of imbalance. As we find the path to balance good emerges as a shining destination.

July 13, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Love, the greatest energy that exists. 

July 13, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Well, good is just a word that is defined according to your life experience. To me good is anything that brings a sense of well being.

July 13, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Evolutionary need of humans, whatever is felt helpful to progress and survive. There is no ABSOLUTE good or evil. What is good to one is evil for others, what is good now, was evil in past or will be in future.

July 13, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Love and abundance. 

July 13, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

I look at good view the lens of human well-being.

July 13, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Refer to Lennon/McCartney's masterpiece 'All You Need is Love'

July 13, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

GUARD, watchfulness, effort, hard inward work, discipline, never ending coming back to the mirror. Compassion. Cultural-social consciousness and education. Combined. A quite BORING story. The so called spontaneous good is shiny but weak.

July 13, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.

July 13, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Mirror neurons. Evolution is God's creative process. Once mirror neurons emerged, empathy became possible. No mirror neurons, no empathy. No empathy, no good.

July 13, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Pain, doing things in order not to feel or inflict pain.

July 13, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Everything is. It's up to us to determine whether things are good or not good.

July 13, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

A bastardization of the concept of appropriateness.

July 13, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

The birth of a child. Pure, innocent and uncorrupted.

July 13, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Good is a spark of the divine, that inhabits our minds, and makes us something more than human, if we choose to listen to it.

July 13, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.

July 13, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it.

January 15, 2017
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What is the origin of good?

Eusocial hominids, using mirror neurons, created and genetically encoded altruism and friendship. Surviving evolved into the drive to cooperate and to understand. The wisdom -understanding- translates socially into good, true and beautiful.

January 15, 2017
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What is the origin of good?

Oh come on, goodness and evil are concepts. Things just ARE. We assign them these judgements. Now people can be kind - I think kindness is an evolutionary strategy that was successful for humans.

July 9, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Deity-necessary truth

March 1, 2017
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What is the origin of good?

The death of dogma is the birth of morality.

March 1, 2017
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What is the origin of good?

Good is what we call the things that ensure the survival of our genes

January 15, 2017
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What is the origin of good?

Creativity driven by love, generosity and kindness!

January 15, 2017
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What is the origin of good?

I'm convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they're stones that don't matter. As long as you're breathing, it's never too late to do some good.

July 24, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

The likelihood that your acts of resistance cannot stop the injustice does not exempt you from acting in what you sincerely and reflectively hold to be the best interests of your community.

July 24, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Selflessness winning out.

July 15, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Good is a spark of the divine, that inhabits our minds, and makes us something more than human, if we choose to listen to it.

July 13, 2018
3

What is the origin of good?

Enough food and resources to go around.

July 15, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Staying in your own lane. We will all be better if we can stop comparing.

December 10, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Enlightened self-interest. Awareness. What's good for other people is good for me too.

July 13, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Good exists a priori and it is only negatively affected by the confusion of imbalance. As we find the path to balance good emerges as a shining destination.

July 13, 2018
3

What is the origin of good?

Well, good is just a word that is defined according to your life experience. To me good is anything that brings a sense of well being.

July 13, 2018
3

What is the origin of good?

GUARD, watchfulness, effort, hard inward work, discipline, never ending coming back to the mirror. Compassion. Cultural-social consciousness and education. Combined. A quite BORING story. The so called spontaneous good is shiny but weak.

July 13, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Everything is. It's up to us to determine whether things are good or not good.

July 13, 2018
3

What is the origin of good?

Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.

July 13, 2018
3

What is the origin of good?

I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it.

January 15, 2017
3

What is the origin of good?

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ... The time is always right to do what is right.

July 24, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Evolutionary need of humans, whatever is felt helpful to progress and survive. There is no ABSOLUTE good or evil. What is good to one is evil for others, what is good now, was evil in past or will be in future.

July 13, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Mirror neurons. Evolution is God's creative process. Once mirror neurons emerged, empathy became possible. No mirror neurons, no empathy. No empathy, no good.

July 13, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

Self-preservation is the primary and only foundation of virtue.

July 15, 2018
3

What is the origin of good?

The nature of the individual and universal spiritual evolution is to progress towards more goodness.

July 15, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

A bastardization of the concept of appropriateness.

July 13, 2018
3

What is the origin of good?

Oh come on, goodness and evil are concepts. Things just ARE. We assign them these judgements. Now people can be kind - I think kindness is an evolutionary strategy that was successful for humans.

July 9, 2018