Monday, October 24, 2016
(H3) Good Vs. Bad
What do you consider good or bad? In out readings this week we learned about the idea of Hegel that good is pleasure therefore pleasure is the only desirable thing and that bad is pain, but does that really make pleasure the only desirable thing in life. While it is very true that we seek out pleasure in life, I don't believe it's true that pleasure is the only desirable thing. There are many things in life that I desire that don't bring a lot of pleasure.
The path it requires in order to have the life and career I desire isn't exactly desirable, but I find it worth the sacrifices it takes. Many times pain and suffering is involved in success and I believe often the best things require this pain in order to be achieved. Pain makes us that much more grateful for the joy and pleasure of the end result. The joy of others is also something I find desirable and that often requires suffering or sacrifice on my side of things so selfish pleasure isn't the driving force in those desires. I think pleasure is very desirable but it is most definitely not the only desirable thing and doesn't qualify something as good or bad.