Nothings Is Either Good or Bad, but Thinking Makes It so

Nothings Is Either Good or Bad, but Thinking Makes It so

“… nothing is either good or bad, but thinking makes it so”


What is good and what is bad, besides categories which mark our lives, thoughts and actions? Who can define what universally good or bad is, when no one can see trough anyone other’s eyes but their own? In that case I think it’s safe to say that these categories don’t actually exist outside one’s mind but they do create the reality that surrounds us, because it’s the thoughts that shape actions and the actions that shape lives.

In a modern world where “good” and “bad” mean different things to different people, the power of mind is what controls the situation. For example the most common diseases exist as a simple everyday fact and the count of diseased people around the world is at some point nothing but statistics. But for a single human been getting sick is one of the worst things that could happen in many possible ways. It is painful, scary, sad, life changing – it is some people’s worst nightmare. It is never easy neither for the sick one nor for his friends and family. The remaining source of help is the medical care and treatment, which are often expensive and inaccessible. On the other hand there are people that make a career out of situations like that one and whole industries based on that like for example the pharmaceutical companies. The more sick people there are the more drugs are needed which keeps the prices high, the sell big and the money coming, which is actually good for the industry and the people working there. Which leads us to the point – a sickness, a simple neutral fact could be both the main reason for one’s greatest misery and another’s greatest success. Based on that is also the popular debate about a possible cure for cancer, that could save many lives but also ruin a big part of drug industry. On the one hand it’s the best thing that could ever be produced as a medicine even if it’s expensive....

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