Volume 152 • Issue 1
The Newspaper of Amherst College Since 1868
Sunday, January 29, 2023
Number of Articles: 1
First Article: October 30, 2019
Latest Article: October 30, 2019
By Joseph Centeno '22
October 30, 2019
We often use the words “good” and “kind” interchangeably to qualify a person
based on their actions. Someone who smiles, asks us how our day was and seems
genuinely interested in talking with us is deemed a “good person.” Basically, we
give anyone who isn’t an asshole this mantle.
Consequently, the meaning of “goodness” has been twisted into one almost
synonymous with kindness — wherein one now rarely exists without the other and
their meanings have become one and the same.
Yet, it is vital