Steem Basic Income Giveaway (Being Evil…)

Thanks for all the [Dream Destinations](https://steemit.com/contest/@bengy/steembasicincomegiveawaydreamdestination-3c1ujuv8j0) from the last week’s post! Lots of really interesting places to visit… I was happy that there were other people who shared my desire to see the skyshow of the Northern (or Southern) Lights! I also got a few new ideas for places that I would want to visit….

I’ve been reading a few of the articles by @loreshapergames ([Villains](https://steemit.com/storytelling/@loreshapergames/role-archetypes-the-villain-7-10-part-1-overview-and-examples)) about game design and the idea of Villain vs the Serpent. Anyway, it gets me thinking about the concepts of Good and Evil. There used to be a time in the far far past of our history that these concepts were well defined and quite absolute. Usually, this had the practical effect of friends being Good and everyone else being Evil Incarnate… actually, that’s still something that you can quite easily see on the internet these days!

Anyway, I am curious to think about what you think about the concepts of Good and Evil?

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My Question

1. What do you think about the ideas of Good vs Evil?

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My sample answer

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I really don’t think anyone is willingly and actively evil (or good for that matter…). I’m not a keen believer in the idea of pure anything or absolutes…

Goodness is at it’s core, a partially selfish thing. People are good to the things and people that matter most to them… that circle of goodness extends to a different radius depending on the individual. However, at it’s core, I do think it is also partly influenced by the desire to build a strong community/network around you that you can depend upon to help you when you need it. Not that there is anything wrong with that… but I don’t think it is completely altruistic…

Evilness in it’s own way is the mirror image of this circle of goodness. Outside a certain radius, the ability to empathise and care about what happens just drops off. For instance, in my own personal sense… I know that there are things that I should and can do to reduce my carbon footprint… but I’m not going vegetarian! The effects of my actions are just too far off and unseen for me to weigh it objectively. (However, before you lambast me… I do do other things….).

So… that’s my short answer to the question. Obviously, it is a much much much deeper topic than what I’ve answered here… but I’m not going to write a book!

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Rules

1. Upvote is not required, but appreciated! 2. Resteem is NOT necessary! 3. In the comments, answer as best as you can the questions that are posed in the “My Questions”! 4. I have added a small Steem-Bounty to the post, so that everyone who replies with a valid entry will get something back. If I give your post a small upvote, it is valid (also, subscribe to @dustsweeper for maximum benefit!). 5. I will be sponsoring as many people as this post pays out in liquid SBD/STEEM. Also I will kick in at least the required amount to round up to the full number. Winner is by random generator after a shortlisting of quality comments! 6. PLEASE PLEASE Don’t upvote your OWN comment. I can’t stop you doing it, but it seems to mess up the distribution of the Bounty for everyone else. If you upvote your own comment, I will consider it an invalid entry when doing the draw.

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Steem Basic Income

One of the first communities that I came in contact with at the beginning of my time at Steemit was @steembasicincome. As a author starting out on your fresh new Steemit account, Steemit can be a daunting and lonely place to be. OFten, it can feel like you are posting into an abyss with no one listening and with no ability to grow out of the situation. A share of Steem Basic Income gives you a guaranteed vote on one post a day, thus giving you a small but over time cumulative support to your account to help grow you out of your initial wilderness!

With this post, I want to help sponsor people who might not even have the spare 1 STEEM that is required for registration. So, when this post pays out, I will sponsor people depending on the payout of this post. Basically, I will round up the SBD payout from this post and then that will be the number of people I will sponsor. (So, if the payout is 2.3 SBD, I will sponsor 3 people). OF course, this is not simply an altruistic move, as the sponsor of a Steem Basic Income share also gets a share, so it is a great way to help others whilst helping yourself!

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Last week’s winners

The [last post](https://steemit.com/contest/@bengy/steembasicincomegiveawaydreamdestination-3c1ujuv8j0) paid out 0.808 SBD and 0 STEEM in liquid earnings. So, that would make 2 shares.

The winners by random draw are:

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