Most People Seek to Be Good

^z 5th November 2023 at 7:45am

David Brooks, New York Times columnist, in a recent essay writes:

... I hold the belief that most people, while flawed, seek to be good. I hold the belief that our institutions, while fraying, are basically legitimate and deserve our respect. I hold the belief that character matters, and that good people ultimately prosper and unethical people are ultimately undone. ...

(cf Optimist Creed (1999-04-16), Esse Quam Videri (2003-08-02), Karma (2009-07-15), Eagles Are All about Efficiency (2020-05-12), ...) - ^z - 2023-06-19