Real life is pretty intense, but rarely in a Hollywood way and never as Hollywood portrays it.
I remember a comment by Viktor Frankel in his book Man's Search for Meaning which spoke of the deep lessons he learned being in concentration camps during WW2. He says that the truly good people did not survive the camps because they would not fight for an extra piece of bread or to avoid the outside edge of a group being moved in bitter cold weather. No one makes movies about people who we truly think of as "good", yet "goodness" is one of the words used to describe the attributes nurtured by God in His children.*
I think of goodness as the ability to not strike back with each real or perceived insult or wrong.
I think of goodness as the ability to be tone deaf to a world that demands we "take action" in ways that don't reflect honor or justice or wisdom.
I think of goodness as the ability to be generous to folks who never in the wildest imagination will be in a position to give back anything more than thankfulness, and maybe not even that.
I think of goodness as the ability to consider that maybe the person who is causing us distress is IN distress and respond with love, forgiveness and generosity of spirit.
Oh, God of gods and King of kings, You offer goodness to us every day, not because of who we are, but because of who You are. Teach us to preach that by being a reflection of Your goodness to each and all we meet. AMEN
*Gal. 5: 22