Good vs bad

For my Mosaic-themed exhibit, I used Nietzsche, Arendt, Epictetus, and Thoreau to explain the theme that I chose. I noticed that they had plenty to do with good vs. bad. As I was picking pictures from the gallery, I distinguished what was good and what was bad in the pictures. In some of the pieces of art that I chose, they have plenty of negativity involved in them. For example, they have people suffering in them, people that are punishing others, and lots of cruelty involved. Meanwhile, in other pictures that I picked from the gallery, they are the complete opposite involving positivity, peace, and love. Morals have much to do with what we think is “good” and what is “bad”. Morals have much to do with good and bad because we believe that we have morals for a reason. Morals are to help us prevent making certain decision that could eventually get us into “bad” situations. Our morals also can help us stay out of trouble by continuing to be “good”.  In some terms, we believe that certain situations are always considered bad when they are not. For example, punishment overall is considered bad, but in reality it could go either way when describing if it is good or bad.  Punishment can be considered bad because it can signify getting revenge on or to take advantage of someone. For example, if someone punishes another person for no reason, then the punisher is the one that is considered “bad”. Punishment can also be signified as good through discipline. In the world today, “good” people try to discipline criminals for their mistakes by punishing them with certain consequences. The “good” people are not considered “bad” for punishing the actual criminals for their mistakes.  They are always going to be considered “good” regardless because they are not using punishment in an abusive manner.

"what we must call a 'human right' today would have been thought of as a general characteristic of the human condition which no tyrant could take away. Its loss entails the loss of relevance of speech, and the loss of all human relationship, the loss, in other words, of some of the most characteristics of human life" (Arendt 38). This fits into my exhibit because it shows guilt on how people were treated "bad."
"cruelty is a part of the festive joy of the ancients and, indeed, is an ingredient in nearly every pleasure they have" (Nietzsche 41). This fits into my exhibit because treating people with cruelty is considered "bad."
"I ask again: to what extent can suffering be a compensation for 'debs'? To the degree that to make someone suffer is pleasure in its highest form" (Nietzsche 41). This fits into my exhibit because making other people suffer is "bad."
"Place an extinguished piece of coal next to a live one, and either it will cause the other one to die out, or the live one will make the other reignite" (Epictetus 153). This fits into my exhibit because he is back stabbing his friend, which is considered "bad."
"the man of resentment, is not sincere or naive, neither honest nor candid with himself" (Nietzsche 27). This fits into my exhibit because he is does not care of his actions which can effect other people which is "bad."
"Oh Christian, will you send me back" (Thoreau 121). This fits into my exhibit because he is going to help people which is considered "good."
"Don't hope that events will turn out the way you want, welcome events in whichever way they happen: this is the path of peace" (Epictetus 224). This fits into my exhibit because it explains about peace which is "good."
"that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours" (Thoreau 253). This fits into my exhibit because thinking confidently and meeting success is considered "good."
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