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WHY ARE GOOD PEOPLE HARD TO FIND?

In Relationships, Self Help on October 4, 2012 at 9:26 pm

I am confident that, in the end, common sense and justice will prevail. I’m an optimist, brought up on the belief that if you wait to the end of the story, you get to see the good people live happily ever after. – Cat Stevens

I never understood that. I know the world has a lot of awful people. We have terrorists, we have rapists, murderers, pedophiles and crazies. One thing, I never understood is why good people are hard to find. I mean, if everyone is trying to be the best they can be, how come it is hard to find a person that matches your character.

Life throws challenges at us everyday. Challenges that make us think hard. Challenges that make us temporarily fall. Challenges that stretch us way past our comfort zone. The people that stick by you when you go through challenges, and notice and endure your absolute low, and absolute high, are the people that are good and worthwhile people to invest in the long run.

The thing is, everyone’s interpretation of good is different, so I guess it is up to us as human beings to really look deep in ourselves and ask ourselves these two questions:

1. What is a good person to us?

2. Are we willing to be patient, learn from ourselves and learn from others, while being open, so we can increase the chance of meeting a good person that fits our character.

Good people are rare because what one person may think is a good person, another person might think of as a devil. For me, I have met good people, and I have also met bad people. I just want to keep investing in those rare people, while hoping for the best with everyone else I meet in my lifetime.

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  1. It’s an interesting question. Should we label anyone as a “good person” or a “bad person”? Can any of us honestly say that we set an example of what it is to be a good person, in every single thing we do, with every person we meet?

    Some people, some situations, bring out the best in us, Some bring out the worst in us. So sometimes, other people perceive us as good, sometimes as bad. And often social or religious prejudices influence that judgement, as well. Not so long ago, you were a social outcast if you had a child out of wedlock, buit now in most communities this wouldn’t attract a strong moral judgement.

    So maybe it’s not that good people are hard to find. It’s that maybe we need to be more forgiving and judge less.

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