Being A Good Person Essay

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With all the bad people around us, why should we keep being good? Why should we be kind, thoughtful, and compassionate when other people aren't? Why should we pray for other people when they don't give a crap about what happens to us? Why should we try to help create a better world when other people are trying to tear it down? What's the point? I think every good person gets drained and asks these questions on some level. Negativity, hate, mean people, and bad situations can drag you down, but you shouldn't give up on being good because it's worth it. Here are 5 reasons why. Elderly man laughing. Senior male on nature background. Wonderful mood every day. Can't restrain the laughter. 1. You Maintain Your Happiness By Being A Good Person…show more content…
Not everyone will appreciate you, but the right people will. - Tim Fargo Not everyone will appreciate that you are a good person. In fact, you may run into a lot of people who don't care that you are good - they still want to abuse you, hurt you, or bring you down. But, the right people - the people who will support you, help you, and encourage you, will appreciate your goodness. And that's what really matters. You will maintain healthy relationships with people that you want to maintain healthy relationships with. Moreover, there will be people who only get a glimpse of your goodness, but will be impacted by it for life. For instance, think of the person who is just about to hurt themselves and receives a kind word from you that promotes a change of heart. You saying something kind or doing something kind could literally save a life or change the direction of their life. I know many people who had a teacher who was a good person and said one encouraging thing that changed their lives forever. That's the kind of impact I want to have on others. How about you? 3. Our World Depends On Your…show more content…
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