Every innocent mind born into the world is so grossly distorted by propaganda and lies, it's a wonder anyone can function intelligently at all.
But what is true? What can ever be known? What is the foundation of harmonious social life? You guessed it, simple kindness. That's something you can always know beyond the shadow of a doubt. Period.
Kindness. Compassion. The living action of a loving heart in the world.
The natural empathy of a functioning nervous system is the ground of all conscience and morality, beyond the need of any philosophical systems or cumbersome, and totally unnecessary, conceptual chains. You know this.
It's living, dynamic, present moment kindness and grace, and you know it while you do it. Or DON'T do it. You know it, and further, you can't lie to yourself about it, regardless of whether Jesus or Santa is making a list and checking it twice. You know, and that makes all the difference.