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  1. robot zombie
    robot zombie
    Alternative version "Well... I was conscientious for a minute today."

    I'm not even sure if it's me who cynical for coming up with that, or the person who uses the original form unironically. Something about treating it like a tally to just... get out of the way.
    May 21, 2021
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  2. penguins
    Or you went out of your way to do a good thing for the day.
    May 21, 2021
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  3. robot zombie
    robot zombie
    This is also true. I get what people actually mean by it, it's a good sentiment with a real gesture attached. I think it's more the wording that irks me.

    Alternatively, even if what I said was true for anyone, it amounts to one more good deed than otherwise. Not so bad regardless of the reasoning. Just picking nits.
    May 21, 2021
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  4. m17xr2b
    What if it's a step in the right direction? When trying to break free from a shit situation a good deed whatever that may be can hold one until the next day. And at least it forces the persons to actively think about "good" just once a day which isn't nothing.
    May 22, 2021
  5. robot zombie
    robot zombie
    Good point! We all have to take it one day at a time. Know your limits and don't shame yourself unproductively.

    I was just kinda musing offhand here, joking. But I'm pleasantly surprised by these responses! I like where your minds go with this. :)
    May 22, 2021
  6. Deep Funk
    Deep Funk
    I was a Christian for half of my life. I had to stop counting sins and the good deeds. You will end up a worrying to death or becoming an arrogant saint. Take care of the people you care about, avoid being an asshole.

    What even is "a good deed"? No, are the people you care about happy and you can have a good/interesting conversation? If the answer is yes, good job.
    May 22, 2021
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  7. Lyander
    Always thought of it as a reminder to be slightly better than a pass to be an arschloch save for one brilliant instance ever 24h or so, but I suppose there are those that might interpret it that way?

    But yeah, call me an optimist but I'd much rather see it as a persistent reminder to actively seek to do nice things. The way it's phrased there's a lot of leeway for reading.
    May 22, 2021
  8. Jinxy245
    Just add the word "first"..."I did my first good deed for today...."
    May 22, 2021
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