What makes a good person?

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  1. Josak profile image61
    Josakposted 6 years ago

    What makes a good person?

    Humanity has a tendency to create heroes in the real world we often turn complex men into two dimensional paragons of virtue. But what really makes a good person? and is anyone just good or just bad or are we all a complex combination?

  2. jbosh1972 profile image93
    jbosh1972posted 6 years ago

    Hard to answer.  One possibility is someone who serves others by self sacrifice.

  3. ZIa Ahmed khan profile image28
    ZIa Ahmed khanposted 6 years ago

    Character makes a good personal. When defining a Leader Allama Iqbal one of very famous poet and architect of Pakistan said which I am translating as below, One who has vision, good character, and beloved to everyone.
    I wrote an article on how to win hearts and I think it will fit here,

    http://www.taqawalife.com/2012/04/how-to-win-heart.html

  4. H P Roychoudhury profile image48
    H P Roychoudhuryposted 6 years ago

    Love is God and nothing but love makes a good person.

    1. kamalbaruah profile image56
      kamalbaruahposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      One of the simplest ways to do so is to love others, Even doing small things on a daily basis will greatly enrich and improve our life, and the lives of others around us.

  5. d.william profile image70
    d.williamposted 6 years ago

    a good person has learned to accept himself/herself , and others, for who and what they are, without judging them for any reason, does no harm to others, and strives to help others in need, without selfishness, or personal gain.  Religion has nothing to do with whether a person is inherently good or bad, and stating you are a good person BECAUSE you have a religious faith is a useless declaration.  Actions always speak louder than words.

  6. twaggoner profile image57
    twaggonerposted 6 years ago

    It is a difficult question to answer since one persons view of what is good can be another persons view of bad. For example if I steal a loaf of bread to feed my starving child (barring any other arguments such as "get a job") does this make me good when by the view of the baker I am bad for stealing his product? I think that our environment would then determine where we are on the sliding scale of good/evil, if I am the baker in the scenario, I give the bread to the man to feed his child then the outcome looks different, as more a good/good vs. good/bad. I guess it boils down to trying to do the best you can, being the most decent human you can be while causing the least amount of harm to others. I also agree with d.william in that religious belief has no bearing on whether or not you are a good person...catholic molestation/televangelist scandals/ politicians voting based on their "faith" instead of law, etc.etc.

  7. taw2012 profile image60
    taw2012posted 6 years ago

    a person with love and responsibility is a good person.

  8. Clive Donegal profile image75
    Clive Donegalposted 6 years ago

    I think of the physicians' creed, first, do no harm. It seems to me that being a good person involves never intentionally hurting another. More positively, it is trying to find the good in others. In its simplest and easiest form, it is being kind and friendly to everyone you encounter. it is contagious (No, I am not going to start singing "Kumbaya") and can only be a positive.

 
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