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The concept of “good” is subjective, which is why I will explain my perspective.

I often ask myself a series of questions to gauge my level of success, such as whether I am at the top of my game or if my primary relationship brings me joy and satisfaction, as well as my partner.

If I believe that there is no more room for improvement in my life, I know I need to make changes to fuel my desire to become better. To achieve this, I read, learn, and seek clarification as often as possible while listening more than I speak.

There are many pressing issues that need resolving in the world today, and if I were to list them all, it would take a long time. However, I have learned that the best use of one’s energy is to focus on things that they can control or change.

In every case, the one constant we have in life is ourselves. I have read books such as The Gulag Archipelago, Man’s Search for Meaning, and those by Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. What all these works have in common is the idea that we have ourselves with us all the time.

This is a good thing because, if we commit to improving ourselves in every possible way, then our true value becomes ourselves, not material possessions or societal status. Imagine a world where people were encouraged to become the absolute best version of themselves.

What if this became the main driver in education for children today? This would create a future where people are much more likely to reach their full potential, and true self-confidence becomes the norm. Growth, excellence, and the pursuit of deeper understanding would become ubiquitous, transcending gender, race, sexuality, or any other ism you can think of.

There is no downside to this idea. Governments would not be able to hijack the freedoms of their citizens without deep scrutiny before, during, or after the fact. The media, whether social or otherwise, would no longer find success in distracting people from what really matters. Inevitably, the world would become a better place.

So, I ask you to consider how good you are. If you do not like the answer, take steps to make yourself better. Remarkable things can come of this.

Chib NwokonkorContributor

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