Utilitarianism is an inherently complex philosophy based on a simple principle–our objective as humans is to produce good in the world. But what is good? That’s where the issue gets thorny. However, by developing an impartial view of the world and its agents, rather than putting ourselves always in the center, we can begin to see that “it’s not all about us.” Critics would point to the fact that most terrible things in history were done with “the greater good” in mind. But a staunch Utilitarian might counter that these disasters weren’t really done with the greater good in mind, or were based on faulty reasoning.