Does it matter if we never live the results of our being good?

I mean “good” broadly speaking, that could mean anything: seems like we are bombarded with people who live, at least overtly, moral lives but are somehow fake. The word “result” reminds me of English language translations of karma.

I think that Kant said that a heaven was necessary to understand morality, though this often a motivating factor to being good, and motivations can be mistaken.

Is the best answer to this question to live in the present and be less concerned about payback in the future? Or is that extremely alienated?

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