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Not Knowing, Perhaps Never Knowing: Fundamental Questions in Life

I realized that a lot of the questions that I sought answers to probably won't be answered within my lifetime .  what does it mean to be a "good" person?  how do we do the most good in the world and what does that mean?  do we even want to try to do the most good?  what kinds of institutions / incentive structures that will bring the best in people and how do we make them happen? Religions and philosophies have evolved thousands of years trying to answer those questions, and more, and yet, we as a society do not seem to have come to a consensus unlike the fundamentals of math.  It honestly used to terrify me , that I wouldn't be able to know, that I might not be armed with enough knowledge to really know that what I am doing is good for society or myself, and accidentally follow the footsteps of the likes of Karl Marx, Adam Smith who seemed idealistic, and perhaps craved for a better society, but had their teachings warped in a way that may have caused a lot of suffer