I often encounter very confused faces when i say i do not believe in the terms of good and bad (objectively). I think its inconsistent and the labels cause more suffering and division than they do help. The greatest acts of evil and unwholesome actions have come from the resistance to someone else's perception of good and bad. One man thinks a certain way of living and conditioning is good and the other thinks it is bad, a few words are exchanged and then violence breaks out. And although we may argue that its the reactive nature of ones ego that causes the violence and anger, the labels of good and bad have been conditioned into us for all of history so that now we live our lives accordingly to these beliefs. And its different all over the world, being gay is bad in some places, breast feeding in public is considered good in others. No matter what action is performed, someone, everyone (almost) has an opinion on whether what they see is good or bad, or neutral if they're inclined to think in that way. So now we have given such importance to these two words, they provide food for our Ego, giving it something to cling on to, i feel as the words do more harm than help.
I see the convenience of the word to summarize a collection of other whole-fully beneficial words like; beneficial itself, help, positive, the association with emotions like happiness, Joy and Love. But we can just use these words without using the label of good and bad. Its completely subjective and when people use it for the whole or even any other party outside of themselves, they're opening a door that could lead to contradiction and a frozen opinion.
What are you views on Good and Bad? How do you definitively say what is so? I'm genuinely open to having my mind changed on the subject as i am with anything, if you can show me how the labels help us more than hurt us or even point out anywhere where i have contradicted my self, i'd love to know.
Peace and blessings, brothers and sisters.