Usually we classify ‘being good’ as ‘not being bad.’ We don’t steal. We don’t cheat. We don’t fight. Therefore, we must be good.
Well, think about that for a moment. Would you call a doctor ‘good’ simply for not having failed medical school? You might call them a doctor, but they need to do something more to earn your praise.
What about your health? You don’t eat fatty foods, you don’t drink to excess, you don’t smoke. Congratulations – you aren’t poisoning yourself. But what are you doing that’s proactively good?
Here’s a shocking little article to give some perspective on the effects of what you don’t do.