The Reality Of Good And Evil

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Before I start this essay, lets take a minute to review the definition of good and evil. What is good and what is evil? Good by definition is a cause of action that we do something that will benefits others let's say by helping them in their time of need. Where else evil can be considered a cause of action when we have cruel intentions for others and make them suffer.There are certain considerations and experience in our life that will lead us to doubt the existence of good and evil. We may deny that this makes no sense but in reality it does happen. Lets talk in the sense of experience, what would make an individual doubt the reality of good and evil. For this we can say that doubt would be the biggest skeptical of all time. Why is this? Simply because there is a manual of good and evil to follow. Lets say now, if we see an old lady trying to cross the road, what would we do? I can for sure say that I will help the lady to cross the road. By definition we will say that this is a good action. But if I would have not help the old lady at that time we can define it as an evil action. As I stated earlier if we consider it from experience point of view, there is a manual to follow. So we can't really say that the action that we take is good or evil. This is because we're following a standard universal protocol. Our actions are already set for us. We just have to follow them only. So this can actually lead a person to doubt the reality of good and evil.Another point of view that can lead us to doubt the reality of good and evil would be the considerations that we take in. This I can say that the person would be very skeptical for everything. This is because there is no set of good and evil values or attributes for this kind of person. For this kind of individual everything would depend on the situation. For example, lets take the old lady crossing the road again. For most of us helping the old lady to cross road would be good but then for this kind of individual it would be depending on the situation. They would ask why must they help the old lady to cross the road. That's because to them there must be reason to help the old lady. Let's say for instance if they push down the old lady, they would say it's justified because there is a reason why they did that. So in other words, what they do is not based on good or evil or even right and wrong, they just based it on they 're on personal feelings. This by right would make people to doubt or even ask if good or evil exist.As I said that this two are the most major factor that actually make anyone doubt the reality of good and evil. I mean considerations or experience may change a person's view in life so why can't it make someone doubt the reality of good and evil. Who's to ever say what is right and what is wrong.From reading the book by Charles Taylor, there were certain things that I could extract from the book that can be used for this essay. There were a lot of things that were mention in the book...

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