Should being kind to others be the most important thing in our lives?

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  1. anemometers profile image61
    anemometersposted 12 years ago

    Should being kind to others be the most important thing in our lives?

    Some religious people say that you don't have to do good to other people but simply believe a set of doctrines in order to be right with God. Other people believe that we must live good lives in order to be right with God. Some people don't believe in God but they believe they should live good lives simply because it is the right thing to do.
    What do you believe?

  2. crystolite profile image62
    crystoliteposted 12 years ago

    I believe that it shouldn't be the most important thing in our lives because a lot of people will take advantage of your kindness and sometimes see it as a weakness. There is time for being kind and time for not being kind.

  3. jacqui2011 profile image82
    jacqui2011posted 12 years ago

    I am not religious at all, and I dont believe that it should be the most important thing either. We should be kind to people and treat everyone the way that we would want to be treated ourselves. The most important thing in my life is my family and their happiness.

  4. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 12 years ago

    not in the least. being kind to others is a good thing but far from the most important thing in our lives.

  5. ershruti304 profile image61
    ershruti304posted 12 years ago

    Being true is more important than being kind. Cheating in a kind manner is equivalent to slow killing. Being true and loyal in addition of being kind makes a person all rounder.

  6. danielleantosz profile image74
    danielleantoszposted 12 years ago

    I don't believe being kind should be the most important, but surely high on the list.  I would put seeking to do no harm to be the most important.

  7. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image80
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 12 years ago

    Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. 

    Love Thy Neighbor As Thy Self.

    Those are my laws.

  8. Borsia profile image39
    Borsiaposted 12 years ago

    As an atheist I don't follow any religious doctrine and I believe that there is only one commandment.
    "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
    I have always found it amusing that the most important commandment in life isn't in the religious top ten.
    I also believe the opposite is equally true.
    "Do unto others as they have done unto you"
    If you turn the other cheek they will pick your other pocket.

    I don't think being kind is the most important and I am not a believer in the one mankind one world view. Sadly sometimes the best thing we can do for the whole is cruel, or at least heartless, to the individual.
    Often the best thing we can do as a nation or as an individual is to not get involved.
    Life is not fair, it never will be.

  9. lea86 profile image59
    lea86posted 12 years ago

    There is other Spirit with us, we do have a soul; we are not human functioned by breath and pumping heart. When we die, we will leave our body in a spirit image, it looks abstract; we still feel alive and our senses are alert but it was already other definition because we are not in human form anymore, by means not cover with flesh weakness; but a feeling and alert senses. We can see 'other' unusual things, we can see other greater energies, but remember our deeds on earth are weigh when we die, because either we going into bad dimension or the good one.

  10. profile image0
    lovazaposted 12 years ago

    I feel that no matter what religion we are, which shouldn't be based upon our true character and traits, that being kind and treating others is important.  I think most people live good lives irregardless of religion.  It's common sense to be courteous and kind to others because that is how others will treat you in return.  Kindness beget kindness.  And even when someone is rude, it doesn't mean we have to unkind in return.

  11. OneFineG467 profile image60
    OneFineG467posted 12 years ago

    Talking about kindess the things that comes to my mind

    Kindness is not an act of  weak people for they can only think for themselves

    Kindness should be repayed by Kindness

    Some fear being kind to others will be taken as sign of weakness by some

  12. Le_connaisseur profile image59
    Le_connaisseurposted 12 years ago

    I believe in God. I think everybody should. Nietzsche does! (yes, Nietzsche).

    Also, I think we need to respect life(I mean any living thing), starting with our own. We need to show love to everybody. It doesn't matter whether they are light skin or dark skin, woman or man, rich or poor.

  13. LouMacabasco profile image59
    LouMacabascoposted 12 years ago

    I'm not religious too, and I believe we shouldn't put others as the most important thing in our lives.  One should give first priority to one self, because if you don't learn to love and take care of yourself, no one else will.  I believe we are responsible for our own life, the same as other people should be responsible for their own too.  And I agree to what others have said, sometimes, when you are too kind and generous, people will eventually take advantage of you.  I've personally experienced it myself.  When I strive to please other people, they tend to take advantage of me.  So from then on, I've learned to always keep a win-win attitude.  You always have to ask, "What is it for me?" and at the same time, remember the golden rule, "Don't do others what you don't want others do unto you". It's more of being fair. smile

  14. Slices of Life profile image65
    Slices of Lifeposted 12 years ago

    I don't know why people fixate on the most important. I don't believe anything is the most important or least important.

    I do believe in doing the most good: Whether if it's laying your coat down in a puddle for a woman or locking an alcoholic in a room and let them tantrum themselves to soberity.

    Being kind to others is important, but so is looking after friends and family, enjoying Life, and being an overall good person.

  15. whoisbid profile image59
    whoisbidposted 12 years ago

    Kindness is not being weak. Sometimes kindness might require you to do something that hurts someone e.g putting alcohol on a wound. The alcohol will sting but the intention is to prevent infection.
    People who are very kind are often abused by people who do not understand goodwill and kindness. These people are either evil or have been overcome by evil.
    A good samaritan does not care about religion. He cares about his fellow man. He does not need a label for a religion because his religion is caring for others.
    I like the story of the good samaritan because there are many people who do not claim to be religious but are really kind and considerate people. I think those people are right with God, even though they don't claim to belong to a religion. They don't need correction from holy books because they are already doing what is correct

  16. profile image0
    Deborah Sextonposted 12 years ago

    if everyone truly liked and respected each other, it would eliminate most crimes.

    If you like someone you probably won't kill them, steal from them etc


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