Yes, we did make a mess. Taking responsibility has nothing (and everything) to do with the personal

(SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t watched The Good Place, and want to, don’t read this post!)

There’s a moment in television series called The Good Place – available in South Africa on Netflix – where Michael (a demon cunningly disguised as Ted Danson) realises why it is that so few people make it into heaven, the good place of the title.

It’s because being a good person is incredibly complicated. No matter what you do, there are unintended consequences. Even when you buy a tomato.
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