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There is no such thing as good or bad people all people do as good as they see it Niccolo Machiavelli an aristocrat who wrote the book The Qualities of the Prince always felt that everyone in the world was bad It did not matter who they were or how hard they tried to do good he assumed there was no good left However Lao-Tzu a kind man born in china who wrote the book Thoughts from Tao-te Ching would have said that a person can be plainly determined solely on their course of action Moreover Lao-tzu would explain that it is better to take no further actions and to let the chips fall where they may With that being said Lao-Tzu and Machiavelli would agree to disagree to many aspects and heated confrontations on the matter of what is considered good or bad September 11 2001 a day we will never forget is a great example of this debate because after the United states was hit an inquisition was brought How is the US supposed to react Machiavelli and Lao-Tzus argument between how a good or bad person can be decided can easily be evaluated through the example of the travesty of September 11 and how the United States should or should not have reactedNiccolo Machiavelli has said numerous times that there is no such thing as a good person only bad people A man who wishes to make a vocation of being good at all times will come to ruin among so many who are not good Machiavelli 224 There is some truth to that statement because when we look in perspective it seems that if people do not do good they somehow manage to obtain what they want There is a saying that nice guys finish last This saying is somewhat the same to Machiavellis statement What Machiavelli is trying to imply is that there are so
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