Righteousness isn’t a behavior; it’s a state of being.
If it’s in a person’s possession, it’s in their nature. Genuine goodness is not a quality that can be faked, discussed, or debated. Regardless of what anyone says or feels about it, if a person is genuinely a good person…
There is nothing that can be said or done to take that away.
“No more of this roundabout discussion on what it takes to be a good man. Be one.”
Personally I think that on the deepest level the universe is amoral and that thus there aren’t objectively “good” or “bad” people. However, in a humanistic/anthropomorphic sense, I think I have similar feelings as you. Morality/ethics are often made to be much more complicated than necessary. My one rule: have compassion. That’s it. Empathize, be kind, try to help others, and you are a “good” person in my book.