Goodness is persistent. It is so because events of life undermine very often our qualities. For instance, a kind person might become unkind when provocations are too strong to stay kind. So the kind person might turn rude, even only for a few seconds. But GOODNESS (real, serious, profound GOODNESS) cannot falter in front of bad happenings. In fact William Shakespeare wrote in Sonnet 116 “Love is not love. Which alters when it alteration finds“. And GOODNESS is LOVE, in many ways. In fact, GOODNESS is love for the world, for the others, for all things. GOODNESS is a tireless and indefatigable way of living. Therefore, the virtue of GOODNESS cannot diminish or change according to circumstances. As a matter of fact, the same principle applies to all virtues. It means that it is never a matter of quantity but always of quality. For instance
Goodness is persistent. Indeed, it is the very nature of GOODNESS its steadiness and constancy. Otherwise it is not GOODNESS. When someone is not always good he might be a nice man but not a good one. If a person is good 99 times out of one hundred, he is virtuous and righteous, but not a saint. The biggest evidence of pure GOODNESS is the strength and faultlessness it shows when good people do not change their attitude when targets of malicious actions. Hence, the virtue is such when it does not mutate according to exasperating situations and under the pressure of negative stimuli.