good deeds

My thought for the day was:

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
– Albert Einstein

I don't think that's why people are good. Well, first of all I think people are inherently good. Have you ever met a baby who wasn't? So let's boil about half of all philosophy down into a nutshell and say that we're born good, and as we grow up we learn we ought to try to stay good. And by the time we're young adults, we know that good is as good does. Just like mean is as mean does, stupid is as stupid does, etc.

Where do you suppose we are most likely to see examples of lives lived in the path of goodness vs. evil in modern times? YouTube, of course, or TV. Like this cool commercial from Liberty Mutual.

If only we could go through our days so keenly aware of the needs of those around us, and so ready to support and empower them. They made another one, just as good.

Makes you want to get out and walk around downtown, doesn't it?

I know, I'm getting chances just as good, though maybe no so worthy of a soundtrack, and I'm blowing most of them off. Was I as kind today as I could have been? No. But somebody did pause and let me merge into traffic, so maybe tomorrow it will be my turn.

I wonder how Liberty Mutual's day went. Let's hope they didn't deny any claims for no good reason. Because the Bible teaches us that the Lord is not big on such irony.