Saturday, February 1, 2014

A "good" person?

My Friend Mark Colvin posted this thoughtful piece on Facebook, and I decided to share it here:

When we describe a "good" person, we are not speaking in the same way as when we describe a "good" painter or a "good" fisherman. Those categories are about effectiveness and expertise of secondary function. The "good" person is one possessed of a "good" will. They are not just the ones who do their work well, but they are the ones who habitually advance the general good without regard to personal cost. This they do, not heroically, but because there is nothing else in them.

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