When I was a 16-year-old high school senior, I was faced with the unusual decision about how public I would be about sharing my story. No, I hadn’t released a break-out rock album – I’d just barely lived through a massive heart attack, and my heart was running on an experimental pump. My left leg was amputated above the knee and I needed a heart transplant to survive long term. My family was fielding calls from reporters, and some people suggested I keep a low profile for the sake of my privacy, and presumably any insecurity about my condition.
Old English god (with a long "o") "virtuous; desirable; valid; considerable," probably originally "having the right or desirable quality," from Proto-Germanic *gothaz (cf. Old Norse goðr , Dutch goed , Old High German guot , German gut , Gothic goþs ), originally "fit, adequate, belonging together," from PIE root *ghedh- "to unite, be associated, suitable" (cf. Old Church Slavonic godu "pleasing time," Russian godnyi "fit, suitable," Old English gædrian "to gather, to take up together"). As an expression of satisfaction, from early 15c.; of children, "well-behaved," by 1690s.
Irregular comparatives ( better , best ) reflect a widespread pattern, cf. Latin bonus , melior , optimus . Good-for-nothing is from 1711. Good looking is attested from 1780 ( good looks by ). Good sport , of persons, is from 1906; good to go is attested from 1989. The good book "the Bible" attested from 1801, originally in missionary literature describing the language of conversion efforts in American Indian tribes. Why then, can one desire too much of a good thing. ["As You Like It"]