Is This a Good Idea? It Might Be for Me, But Not for You

Not every good idea is good for everyone.

Murray "MJ" Blehart
6 min readMay 11, 2022

A good idea for me might not work for you
Photo by CJ Dayrit on Unsplash

I have lots of ideas.

You likely have lots of ideas.

Some are ginormous, veritably insurmountable, and lofty as all get-out. Others are more approachable, have paths you can take that people have taken before, and/or roadmaps can be found and employed

Most ideas are just ideas. Neither good nor bad. They simply are. And you have them all the time.

I’ve been known to spew ideas just because they are fun to share. I’ve been known, when many are ludicrous, sarcastic, or clearly not good to remark, “I said I had an idea. I didn’t say it was a good idea.”

How do you define a good idea from a bad idea? Like reality is different for each of us (within the context of the shared collective consciousness), a good idea for me might not be a good idea for you. And there are numerous reasons why this might be.

But maybe we should begin by exploring how ideas differ.

Idea vs good idea vs bad idea

Most ideas tend to just be. They are neither good nor bad — they just are.

Sometimes this comes down to intent. Other times it’s aim and focus. Of course, at times, it’s utterly circumstantial and not under anyone’s control.

To be fair, certain ideas are always bad.

  • Murder not in self-defense
  • Stealing to amass wealth
  • Intentionally harming or hurting someone else
  • Wanton, senseless destruction

You get the idea. And note — I am VERY specific about these bad ideas, because there’s a difference between, for example, killing someone in self-defense and stealing bread to feed a starving child. Still not good, but not necessarily outright bad.

Likewise, certain ideas are always good.

  • Saying thank you and giving gratitude
  • Offering truly unconditional love and support
  • Rescuing shelter animals
  • Looking both ways before you cross the street

Murray "MJ" Blehart

I explore mindfulness, positivity, philosophy, & conscious reality creation. I love to help & inspire. And I also write sci-fi/fantasy.