A year ago, NBC aired the finale of their show The Good Place, a sitcom about heaven. I haven’t watched any of it, so this post isn’t a commentary on the specifics of the show, but rather a commentary on the name that conveys a popular view on heaven. The idea is that when you die, you want to go to the Good Place, the place where there is no pain or death, you never age, and only good things happen. Sign me up!
But what happens in the Good Place when two men want to marry the same woman and receive her full affection, but only one of them can? What happens when two people want the same job, but only one person can have it? What happens when someone will only be happy if they have more than their neighbor, and their neighbor feels the same way?