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Are You a good person?

  1. gonzo62003 profile image60
    gonzo62003posted 8 years ago

    It seems like everybody now days says there a good person, are you too?

    1. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I am trying, I want to be

    2. Pr0metheus profile image60
      Pr0metheusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I do people favors, even when I won't get anything back for them.  I give bums money, even though I know they're just going to buy booze.  I let people pull in in front of me when the last 5 cars ahead of me haven't.  I thank people where it's deserved.  I'm nice to most people (unless they're really asking for it), and I try to help other people out wherever possible.  Eventually I'd like to start my own Non-Profit Organization...

      I am human though, so I do sometimes argue, fight and other things.

      I try to be as good as I can be - not only does it help other people, it makes me feel good!

      Yes, I think I'm a good person.

      Peace, Love, Unity and Respect!  (PLUR)

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      George Aidooposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What do you mean by the word "good"? Is there an absolute goodness, and if so who determines this? If not why not,since without goodness all will be in chaos?. so what is goodness?

    4. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      To answer, I try to be good but am a biblical sinner as everyone else. I was born an animal, but I try to be a good human.

      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I was born a bad human, and now I turned to be a very good animal ! big_smile

        1. marinealways24 profile image61
          marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          lol Touche again

    5. IntimatEvolution profile image70
      IntimatEvolutionposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It seems to be the new buzzword these days. I'm not real sure if I'm a good person or not, but my intentions do mean well.  Though, they may do more harm than good.

      I know I'm compatible of lying.  I know I'm compatible of murder.  I know I'm compatible of cheating.  I know I'm compatible of fighting.  I know I have a compatible, lashing tongue.  I know I forget to be nice to people.  I know I forget to treat people with respect, and I know that sometimes that my self projected rudeness towards someone, was a selfish powering attempt. 

      Personally understanding and knowing all these aspects about myself, I don't really know what it means to be good or not.  'Cause I've been told I'm a good person.

    6. carolegalassi profile image66
      carolegalassiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Nobody is good including myself.  We are all sinners and if you sin,you cannot be good. Doing a good deed is more then an action, are you good spiritually, whats the condition of your heart?  Have your ever lied, steal anything, have bad thoughts etc, etc.  As human beings we are very far from being good.  There was only one person that is good, Jesus Christ.

      1. gonzo62003 profile image60
        gonzo62003posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yes my friend I agree totally there is only one perfect one and that is why He is called good. Other than that we only have attributes of the only good one that has ever been..."Smiles and have a grr8 day!"

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      Poppa Bluesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think so. At least I try to be... but no one is all good all the time. Goodness wouldn't even exist unless there was bad. The best one can hop for is a net goodness and that too is subjective.

    8. dohn121 profile image84
      dohn121posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      hmm Ask me tomorrow...big_smile

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image65
        prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lolol, am always good, i need to be bad soon...

        1. dohn121 profile image84
          dohn121posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          "I'd rather cry with the Sinners than laugh with the Saints..."

          -Billy Joel

          1. prettydarkhorse profile image65
            prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            come and join me in laughter tomorrow then..

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      Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      define good more clearly please....

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hey justine,

        A good person is a person who doesn't harm society in any way, shape or form.

        lol

        So, I guess that leaves out ALL of humanity, because each of is flawed in some way, shape or form and at some point in our lives, we are going to make mistakes that harms someone in some way, shape or form.

        I hope that made sense. lol

    10. lawretta profile image77
      lawrettaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I am a very good person.

    11. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Who can say he/she's a good person ?
      All we can say is that we're good at doing some things,  and bad at anothers.

    12. guidebaba profile image60
      guidebabaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I guess I am. This is what most people say about me.

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Has it ever occurred to you that they might be just being nice?

        lol  lol

        just kidding, don't take offense.

      2. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Maybe they were trying to get the guide for free. That one on your avatar . lol

  2. perfumer profile image73
    perfumerposted 8 years ago

    Am I good?
    It depends on your definition of what is GOOD...

  3. JulietduPreez profile image66
    JulietduPreezposted 8 years ago

    what makes you a good person?

    1. creativeone59 profile image74
      creativeone59posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My God given ability to love, respect and care about others.  To always treat others the way I wished to be treated.I have love and compassionate in my heart for others. all of Godly traits make me a good person. creativeone59

  4. twalker74 profile image80
    twalker74posted 8 years ago

    I tried being good for once. I tried giving money to the homeless, but found that they were not grateful and I resented the fact that I was not acknowledged for it. I did everything I could to make my girlfriend happy and realized it was only because that I felt validated when what I did made her happy. I tried just making myself happy and realized I was the only one that was... So being good is the most selfish act a person can do, right?

    Though I am only partly joking, I am too caught up in the "why" for every action I partake in. People are taught that to be good is to be selfless, but every selfless act I attempt only leads to the realization that it's execution made myself feel better--hardly selfless.

    1. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Always great thoughts and thinking. In the act of making yourself and others feel better, it spreads onto others. Which energy is better, a depressed persons energy or a person excited with life? Which will motivate someone to live life, words of depression or words of happiness? In short, I see nothing selfish of being selfish when selfish acts make others happy. The ones it made happy will spread the energy to others as you have. The same with negative energy. Both are continuous.

    2. sannyasinman profile image60
      sannyasinmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree that there is no such thing as altruism. Everything we do is either to feel good, or avoid feeling bad. The most "good" person I know, who spends all his time helping others, is at the same time the most selfish person I know. He only does what makes him feel good.

  5. Helen Cater profile image79
    Helen Caterposted 8 years ago

    When I say I am a good person, what I mean is...
    1 I pay my taxes.
    2 I am willing to help others within reason.
    3 I work hard and provide for my family
    4 I try to stay within the law.
    5 I try to see good in everyone. (A more difficult one for me)
    6 I try to raise my children to respect others and work hard for the good things in life.
    7 To know that sometimes I am wrong.

  6. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    I'm good at making foolish people feel bad big_smile

  7. Wendi M profile image79
    Wendi Mposted 8 years ago

    I'd like to think I'm a good person.  I would do just about anything for the people I love and care about!

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    sarah dawkinsposted 8 years ago

    It can be difficult to define the term "good person" as is it very subjective.  As has been said within this thread, that staying within the law and paying taxes defines them as being good.  However, others have said that they give to those less fortunate, which is also considered "good". 

    There is a "are you a good person" on-line test, but having done it, it is very religious and states which of the 10 commandments you break/pass.  Not being religious, doesn't mean I can't be good.  Another way to look at it is through the qualities of a good person, ie. kindness, helpful, caring, understanding, patient and loving.  I think we all can have tendencies for all of these qualities, but can vary on a daily basis.

    In the main I would say that I was a good person but, as with all humans, I can have a tendency to be selfish and unhelpful on occasions, which in itself might preclude me from being good.

  9. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    lol lol Why people are so serious about this topic yikes big_smile lol

    1. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You be good! lol

    2. beautyrose profile image59
      beautyroseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi i was away for so long. But i think nobody missed me huhu lols

      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hi beautyrose !. I though you were around with another name big_smile

    3. perfumer profile image73
      perfumerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Because this is important to all of us if we want to love ourselves fully.

      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Oh!
        1 more seriousness ! I love myself. big_smile

  10. beth811 profile image83
    beth811posted 8 years ago

    Are you? roll

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    I do my best to be a good person. My parents have raised me to be one...but sometimes I do allow my b!tch side to berak free because those ppl deserve to see my b!tchy side.

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Laws control the lesser man... right conduct controls the greater one. I think if one has right conduct one is good. But who am I but a man just above a monkey and lesser than an angel.

  13. Pete Maida profile image59
    Pete Maidaposted 8 years ago

    Good is in the eye of the beholder.  Radical clerics are the ultimate good to their followers.  Catholic officials believed they were good and doing God's work when they burned people a the stake for saying there were other solar systems in the universe.
    I'll let my family, friends, and the people I deal with determine my value in this world.  What I will call myself is a fair person and I think that is vastly more important.

  14. underhiswings profile image56
    underhiswingsposted 8 years ago

    Someone once said:

    "And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will be given what you ask for. Keep on looking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened.
    For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And the door is opened to everyone who knocks.
    You fathers, if your children ask for a fish, do you give them a snake instead?
    Or if they ask for an egg, do you give them a scorpion? Of course not!
    If you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him."


    So for me, I like to think that I am sinful and yet capable of doing good to them that ask of me. big_smile

  15. hinckles koma profile image64
    hinckles komaposted 8 years ago

    Iam not good or bad, iam human. love all peace.

  16. My Friend Shiyloh profile image55
    My Friend Shiylohposted 8 years ago

    If one does everything out of an attitude of love I would say that is a great place to start.

    Everything you would do would be good I would say. smile

  17. perfumer profile image73
    perfumerposted 8 years ago

    several years ago, there was a Korean old man at my work who used to say good and bad - same same...

  18. spuds profile image59
    spudsposted 8 years ago

    You need to ask....Off course I am!

  19. Colebabie profile image58
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    Not according to Christian rules. But I am a very good person.

    1. gonzo62003 profile image60
      gonzo62003posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes I think you are right in your thinking "you are a very good person" but does that make us good if we are...?  I guess it does if your a humanist...either way "have a super day..!"

    2. perfumer profile image73
      perfumerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Even Christ said don't call me Good, only GOD is good...

  20. AEvans profile image79
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    Honestly I believe I am good but I also have the devil in me if you peeve me off! big_smile

    1. gonzo62003 profile image60
      gonzo62003posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That my friend is I am sure pretty close to the truth sometimes...(smiles) Have a grr8 day.  And by all means don't get mad at me...Ha Ha

  21. mobilephone guide profile image59
    mobilephone guideposted 8 years ago

    i don't think so and don't expect me to be good.

    1. gonzo62003 profile image60
      gonzo62003posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      All we can do is try my friend...Anything else is not who we are...Have a grr8 day and thanks for being you.

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Has Santa determined who is good and who is bad yet?

  23. frogdropping profile image86
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    Nope. I'm horrible personified. Always have been.

    Entirely natural mad

  24. dohn121 profile image84
    dohn121posted 8 years ago

    The only absolute is that there are none...All of us has a bit of both and some of us have more than the other and vice-versa.  All of us are capable of loving and hating.  Our actions are what define in the end.  Our intent is what drives us to act.

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    poetlorraineposted 8 years ago

    not a goody goody, but not a baddy baddy either, if you get my meaning

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    bloodnlatexposted 8 years ago

    I do what I can to be glorious!

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    L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years ago

    No,
    I'm a bit of a cock to be honest.

    I am trying to improve though (y)

  28. UPStar profile image59
    UPStarposted 8 years ago

    Jesus Himself said "No one is good but God alone." We do good things, but many times it is for selfish reasons. God alone loves the sinner, and His love keeps reaching, reaching, reaching even when it is not reciprocated.
    I am good to the extent I allow Gods love to work through me.
    otherwise, I am just another sinner in need of a savior.

  29. Flightkeeper profile image74
    Flightkeeperposted 8 years ago

    It's not a surprise that everyone says they're a good person. Who wants to tell everybody that they're a machete-wielding face-mask wearing stalker?

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting comparison, I applaud your creativity.

      lol

      1. Friendlyword profile image61
        Friendlywordposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Me too! I'm a very very good person...till provoked. Then I'm a very very bad person. Never resorted to violence though.  That's the machete-wielding face-mask crowd. My word is my sword.

  30. mayhmong profile image68
    mayhmongposted 8 years ago

    If you're good then I'm good.

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well ,I'm not.
      So, are you going to be bad ?

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I need more information? lol


        When?

        Where?

        How long?

        lol

        1. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          If you want to join, it depends on you big_smile

          1. Cagsil profile image60
            Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            lol  lol

          2. Cagsil profile image60
            Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Would love to, but have to decline.

            Stomach says time to eat.

            lol

            1. tantrum profile image60
              tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Yoi're always declining... Maybe that's your inclination ? yikes hmm  lol

              1. Cagsil profile image60
                Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                If you're thinking I don't like women or might be 'gay', please don't.

                I love women- I consider them the most amazing part of humans.

                The men, most are a waste. lol

      2. mayhmong profile image68
        mayhmongposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Tehehe, that depends.

  31. Valerie F profile image61
    Valerie Fposted 8 years ago

    I try. Will I ever be as good as I can or should be? Don't know. Probably not, but that's no excuse.

    All I can say is that one difference I've noticed between people who think they're good and people who really are is that the latter are more likely to keep their opinions of themselves to themselves.

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    patriciarose7posted 8 years ago

    I think the only way you can call yourself a good person is when your actions tell the story.

    After all these are only words that we speak but when we walk our talk then the results speak for themselves.

 
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