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If goodness is subjective, then goodness is dependent on the person.
There could be no goodness without people.
Saving humanity from destruction is saving goodness from destruction.

There CAN be objective truth without objective goodness, though.
But that doesn’t make objective truth objectively good.
The truth is often unpleasant, and one’s concept of goodness may hinge on what is pleasant.

However, learning the truth is the best strategy for saving humanity from destruction.
Any argument to the contrary would have to be both LEARNED and TRUE in order to be valid.

If your concept of good does not include maintaining the conditions for maintaining goodness, then your goodness is not sustainable and should rightfully die off.

I believe this is the closest one can rationally come to objective good:
To love the world. To give and receive the truth. To save the world. To protect the people.

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“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy.’ They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
~ John Lennon
    • Daniel Ballow The K-12 education doesn’t understand life, and doesn’t care if their students understand life.

They can’t as long as theirs no place to explore this statement. A philosophy class.

I think we’ve failed when school becomes about “getting a degree and getting a high paying job.”

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  • Daniel Ballow I was apparently smart when I was younger, and people consoled my social isolation with the prospect of them working for me some day.

 

That idea never comforted me, and it still doesn’t.

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  • Daniel BallowSchool has become about survival of the individual, rather then the survival of US, as a society, nation, and planet.

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  • Daniel Ballow Focus on learning and good grades will follow.
    Focus on studying and nigh-perfect grades will follow.

 

The two aren’t the same.
One is about the internalization of knowledge the other is about memorization.
Learning can happen while memorization does not.
Memorization can happen while learning does not.

Ideally, both will be happening.
Not usually the case. It depends on what matters to you.

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  • Daniel BallowIf you’re willing to stress yourself with studying for even better grades.

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  • Daniel BallowI feel I have more important things to worry about.

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  • Daniel BallowLike the fate of the human race.

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  • Daniel Ballow All life as we know it.