All of us were born with inherent goodness. It is only when we get exposed to the atrocities of this world that we start to questions our goodness. We see war, selfishness, greed, and ignorance at almost every corner of the world.
We also experience a lot of bad things in our lives that make us believe that there is nothing good in this world anymore. We think that when we lose a person that we love, when we are stuck in traffic, or when we do not get what we’ve been praying for, all the goodness vanishes. This is not true. We are not perfect, life will always be unfair, and the world may make us believe that there’s nothing left but bad things, but we must hold on to the fact that we are inherently good. All we have to do is make the right decisions. There are many ways on how to be a good person despite anything and everything that life throws at you.
Learn from your mistakes and attack your weakness.
You are only human and you are imperfect. In life, you will make a lot of mistakes. The first step to becoming a better person is to admit these shortcomings and learn from them. When you know that a certain act you did in the past hurt people, do not do it again. When you finally understand your where you have gone wrong, it is easier for you to make the necessary corrections. When you know and own your weaknesses, you will know how to attack it. This takes a lot of discipline and willpower. You always have to work on your weakness and turn this into strength. This is one of the ways to develop your personality and character.
Reach out to others who are in need.
A good person knows when help is needed from him. Always be there for a friend, a family member, or a stranger who needs your help. Being able to reach out requires courage more than what people think. It takes a good and willing person to go out of his way to become a leading shoulder for someone else. You can do this through charity. Do not only give what you have in excess, for it is only when you give what you have that you are truly giving. A little charity goes a long way. You may not change the situation of the entire world, but you will be able to paint a smile on someone’s face.
Love without expecting anything in return.
The very meaning of being a human is to love and to be loved. However, you should not love under the presumption that you are to be loved in return. Love without expectations, and love with all your heart. When someone you love hurts you, give back kindness instead. Do not hurt them back just because you want to get even. Always make the most loving decisions. Always choose the action that will turn you into a better person.
At the end of the day, it’s not the challenges or the situations that life throws at you that make you who you are. It’s your decisions that define you. Always remember to choose the good.