Being a Good Person is Harder than you Think


Since I quit my teaching job at my old academy, I've had a lot of time to think. And boy, do I think a lot. I've thought a lot about what it means to be a REALLY REALLY GOOD person. I capitalized that for a reason. It's actually harder than you think. So imagine a person who is only nice to their friends or family. Is that considered to be a good person? Well, you'd argue that while it's really important, is it really what makes a person good? That would pretty much make most people on the planet "good people". Is being a good person about giving money to charities, or volunteer work? Maybe that's a good start, but many wealthy people donate money to "look good", but aren't actually good people. It's basically a disguise to hide something else. It's still not clear. All I can say is that I feel really good when I help people. When I actually help people with my own time and energy, I feel much better. I'm not sure why, but that's what I want to try to do this year. I want to use my skills, perhaps my teaching, to actually help the world. Is it a clear goal? Hmm, probably not but I'm willing to try. Comment if you have any suggestions.

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  • Who are the best, nicest people in your life? What makes them so awesome?

  • Do you do any volunteer or charity work? Why or why not?