I have recently been considering the problem of what is truly "Good". Some may say that happiness is in itself good. Others say that God is good, and following the law of God is good. Still others will claim that goodness is found in structures, that achieving great things is where goodness lies, or fulfilling our proper functioning.
It seems that, whatever our conception of the good, it is our minds that decides that it is good, and our minds are wrought with illusions and delusions. So when we have the feeling that happiness is itself a good thing, this is only a trick of the brain - the program that we run on flicked a switch that says "do this". And if God is good, but we are not God, how can we truly know the Will of God? It is only ever man's interpretation. And why should it ultimately matter if we achieve great things, or if we live a healthy life? We are programmed to do these things. We are programmed to think certain things are good, but where is the ultimate justification? Is there any?
And what of Free Will? Some say the very concept of Free Will is a contradiction. For Freedom is acausal, and Will operates in the world of causality. Anything which is free can never effect the world of matter which is determined, and so any feelings we have of free will are necessarily delusions, for a feeling influences matter, and anything which is free can not, insofar as it is free, influence anything else.
And what is God Itself, but a conception of the human mind? Albeit a universal, perhaps ingrained conception, but only something the mind uses as a notion of that which the universe, and all universes, spring from.
And what is truth, but a fixed idea, which is somehow born, and conquers its attackers? Could we say that it is true, that what lies in our consciousness, is simply there? That, though there may be delusions, the existence of those delusions, as we are constantly aware of, is true in the moment that it is, and then is true no longer? But, so long as there is something, is this truth?
Just some musings. Basic shit.
What is Good, What is Free, What is Will, What is God, What is Truth, What is Is?