[General] do well/do good

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Hello,

“Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.” Minor Myers Jr

What is the difference between “do well” and “do good”? I take “do good” to mean do good for others. Does “do well” mean you are doing well yourself?
 

Tarheel

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Hello,

“Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.” Minor Myers Jr

What is the difference between “do well” and “do good”? I take “do good” to mean do good for others. Does “do well” mean you are doing well for yourself?

Yes.
 
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