What is the purpose of Good?

Posted by: yahuaa

I heard that to sin is to die (spiritually). I can understand the vices and how each vice can pervert a virtue closer to death by taking it to any extreme. Is that to say that the Virtues of Good is only the promotion of Life in some large unseen scale? Could it be something I've yet to fathom or have forgotten?

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To improve the quality of life for as many beings as possible

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To be swag

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Love is a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes that ranges from interpersonal affection to pleasure. It can refer to an emotion of a strong attraction and personal attachment. It can also be a virtue representing human kindness, comp... assion, and affection—"the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another". It may also describe compassionate and affectionate actions towards other humans, one's self or animals.Ancient Greeks identified four forms of love: kinship or familiarity, friendship, sexual and/or romantic desire, and self-emptying or divine love. Modern authors have distinguished further varieties of romantic love. Non-Western traditions have also distinguished variants or symbioses of these states. This diversity of uses and meanings combined with the complexity of the feelings involved makes love unusually difficult to consistently define, compared to other emotional states.Love in its various forms acts as a major facilitator of interpersonal relationships and, owing to its central psychological importance, is one of the most common themes in the creative arts   more
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Longevity of Life

To be a virtuous person gives them a higher probability of living a long life. A long life has a higher probability of bearing kin. More kin longer linage. A society is easier to protect and extend life than as an individual. To ensure that social c... onstruct has a high probability of longevity we value the virtuous good. Life in a box doesn't promote life, so a little freedom and experimentation is given. Is this the purpose of good? The assumption is then dying is evil   more
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To abide by the Will of God(dess, s, dess')

To be closer to Them. Is this the purpose of good? To achieve God-hood or a relation with a higher-power symbiotically? The assumption is self-dependence and/or loneliness is evil.
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yahuaa says2015-08-17T15:11:27.8547996Z
@Theunkown Okay, let's examine this. If the purpose of good is only for the sake of maintaining a functional society, what is the purpose of a functional society?
Anonymous says2015-08-17T15:16:24.2508765Z
@yahuaa I added an answer that I think gets to the root of unknown's answer and adds more.
yahuaa says2015-08-22T20:55:23.5894689Z
@dmussi12 I believe your answer of survival would go along with my answer of longevity of life. A moment to think reminded me that even if death is not good; it's not evil either. It's neutral. I see the spiritual thing as subconscious understandings and wisdom to be considered, but overruled by better understandings and observations of the modern era. I s'pose I'm wondering how to teach good morals to people who don't value life or lost faith in it.
yahuaa says2015-08-29T18:25:56.1866736Z
New answer: "Improve quality of life for as many people as possible." I still think this is a similar variation towards the longevity of Life thing. 'course if improving the quality of life itself is more for selfish reasons then it wouldn't be good, so I'd presume we'd be able to sacrifice the quality of our own lives to improve another. Then we'd have to wonder where'd we stop before we go all totalitarian in order to ensure the safety of the mass at the cost of the few.

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