First off, I would like to say that Happiness is one thing that contributes to a good life. However, I firmly believe in the idea of a commonwealth. In Cicero's essays On the Good Life he believed that what is good for the commonwealth is good for the person. It is not placing a person before yourself, it is creating a bond between yourself and everyone. Goodness is not happiness. Goodness is not quality. Goodness is the idea of doing right.