Goodness [good-nis] : integrity, honesty, uprightness, probity. Goodness, morality, virtue refer to qualities of character or conduct that entitle the possessor to approval and esteem. Goodness is the simple word for the general quality recognized in character or conduct
I was reading “The lion, the witch and the wardrobe” to little 7aki the other day. We got to the part when the white witch was chaining Aslan to the stone table. It was midway through the book and it appeared as if the white witch was defeating Aslan.
After a thoughful moment little 7aki asked me: ” Do good people always win?” .
I said: ” Yes sweety, good people always win”.
Little 7aki said: ” But Aslan didn’t win, the white witch won”
I told her: ” Aslan did not win now, but he will win at the end, good people ALWAYS win.”
But in my heart I was sad because I told a lie. Good people don’t always win and bad people win many times.
Will little 7aki grow up and try to be good only to get hurt? Will it break her heart? Should I prepare her or should I let the world teach her?
She will know, pretty fast, that no, good people don’t always win. Badness wins most of the time.
I guess for now I like her to live in her little beautiful perfect world where being good is rewarded and good people always win and bad people lose.