Philosophers have been debating what is good and what is not for centuries. Many people find that it's more complicated than just being kind, and several complex religions have arisen with the attempt to understand the difference between good and evil. While every person's journey is different, being good has a lot to do with discovering yourself and your role in the world. David has discovered this and realizes in order to be good, you actually have to do good things rather than just avoid doing bad things.
Have you ever heard the saying that "the road to hell is paved with good intentions"? It's not enough to want to do good, and to try to do good--you must also think about whether your actions actually had good results. Not every attempt to do good will end with good results, so when things don't work out, be willing to reconsider your actions and change them accordingly. Never let your sense of duty, loyalty, or obligation get in the way of doing what's right.
David has decided on his own code of ethics, and what matters is that he follows through with what he believes makes him a good person. At times this may conflict with what others believe is good and they might accuse him of being wrong.
This isn't easy, but if being good was easy, wouldn't every good-hearted person be good? Here are a couple of dilemmas we all may encounter.
It's good to be humble and kind, but is it not good to be so humble and kind that you let people walk all over you, to the extent that it damages your physical and emotional health, or lessens your ability to care for or spend time with your family. David has mentioned recently that he now has to stand up for himself because it may not only effect him but other in his life.
It's good to be honest, but is it good to be so honest that you hurt people's feelings unnecessarily, violate someone's privacy or prevent someone from finding answers that they might need to find for themselves?
Recent events have gone too far, opinions about someone else can be honest but do they necessarily need to be cruel, I think not. Many people commenting about David have been cruel, selfish, immature and some unprofessional.
Many times, helping someone else become a good person in a gentle, open-minded and unimposing way can help you learn and become a better person yourself. We should all practice that, David does!
David isn’t a good person because his parents told him to be or for recognition or for respect, but for his own satisfaction in doing what he believes is good. He never acts superior to anyone else or brags about “goodness or righteousness”. His dedication to a particular religion, or set of guidelines does not make him better than anyone else. He does what he believes makes him a good person on his own terms, remember that it’s an individual journey-everyone’s path is unique.
David is special, gifted with great talent and most of all inspirational. I thank everyday for having him in my life.