Santa Monica, California, USA
Hi all! Good and bad presuppose a condition or state of goodness or badness. There is another state, of "isness" which presupposes neither, yet doesn't negate consequence or responsibility.
Somehow, "the ends justifying the means" carries a negative charge. It doesn't have to. When the Chinese relocated thousands of villagers from a fertile plain in order to dam a river and provide some flood control downstream, what part does making a judgement about goodness and badness play? Were there consequences? Was there responsibility? Of course. But what difference does judgement make?