Penn, of Penn & Teller, says “You don’t want to be good because of reward or punishment”

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Doing research for the parenting aspect of this blog, I ran across this video. And I think the really interesting part happens around 2:30 when Penn Jillette says that “…you want to be good because it’s good.” Penn is a very well known atheist and while I’m not encouraging the atheism aspect, he explains “being good” in a very unique way. I saw this video for the first and only time a few months ago, and it stuck with me. I had to go find it.

PS- Whoever decided to disable the embedding option for this video on YouTube should rethink that.

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