Breaking Good

UnknownWatched the latest episode of “Breaking Bad” – one more to go.

Time to project my worldview on this epic mess.

There is no evil here.

Walter is clear: I made mistakes but my motives were innocent – I was just trying to take care of my family.

And he is right. That’s how I see it too: to me it’s the motives that count. Motivationally we are all innocent.

Walter White – as I see it – is not a bad man: he is a man trying to take care of his family and doing his sucky narcissistic best.

And, in my experience of this life, this is more of a rule than an exception.

The motivational good tends to break bad.

Ordinary perfection.  What can I say…

Related: There Is No Evil & Motivational Innocence 

Breaking Good

Pavel G. Somov, Ph.D.

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice and the author of 7 mindfulness-based self-help books. Several of his books have been translated into Chinese, Dutch & Portuguese. Somov is on the Advisory Board for the Mindfulness Project (London, UK). Somov has conducted numerous workshops on mindfulness-related topics and appeared on a number of radio programs. Somov's book website is and his practice website is

Marla Somova, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Pittsburgh, PA. She is the co-author of "Smoke Free Smoke Break" (2011).

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Somov, P. (2013). Breaking Good. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 13, 2020, from


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