The phrase “doing good to all” is one I take seriously. Obviously I fail dismally, but like “doing no harm” it’s a simple guideline giving much meaning and essence to life. The phrase is not meant to sound arrogant, superior or sanctimonious.
Have you ever noticed how easy it is to do good from a distance. It requires less of us, less involvement, less compassion and less engagement. For that reason “doing good to all” has, for me, come to mean exercising acts (or at least trying to) of goodness within my immediate world with those I rub and touch shoulders with every day of my life. This immediate world becomes the field in which “doing good to all” becomes a more workable and understandable reality.
So, in this small world of mine, I try to do all I can to recognize goodness, no matter how small it may be, and to do all I can to add to it. And as I said, I fail dismally.