What does it mean to be a good person ? Part X

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Everyone wants to be great

Our need to be good really, is just the tip of the iceberg. Truth is almost all of us strives to go beyond “good” and become “great”

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What does it mean to be a good person ? Part IX

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No one will know you betrayed your friends.

Let’s up the bet. What if the Secret Police told you to kill a 1,000 people. Continue reading

What does it mean to be a good person ? Part VIII

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Being Good Is More Important Than Life Itself.

Imagine you’re a successful surgeon, You’re famous, you’re rich, you have a beautiful spouse (boyfriend, girlfriend, life partner, significant other, etc) and Great children. You’re The Head Surgeon at a Very Prestigious Hospital, and you’ve just been nominated to receive an honorary doctorate from Harvard.

Life Is Grand, You have it all !

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What does it mean to be a good person ? Part VII

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Stand by your Definition.

Once you have you definition down, then you need to stick with it wherever you go, no matter what you do.  Continue reading

What does it mean to be a good person ? Part VI

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In some parts of this world being “good” could be strapping a bomb to your belly and setting it off in a crowded place.

Work out the definition of “good”

A common definition of “good” is financial success. People can develop crushing depression because they think they aren’t successful. Continue reading

What does it mean to be a good person ? Part V

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When the alarm clock goes off in the morning, you want to get up and start your day. But maybe you feel like hitting the snooze button and sleep late. Its a tug of war.

Getting out of bed has become a moral dilemma.

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What does it mean to be a good person ? Part IV

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So what is more important to him – Happiness or money?

Of course, happiness is more important. But that’s just the intellectual understanding of the soul. Or on the other hand, the body is distracted by the sight of those stacks of green bills.

Bodily wants confuse our thinking.

The material world looks so good to us that we become deluded into thinking that’s what we really want. Continue reading

What does it mean to be a good person ? Part III

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We all know it is wrong to refuse to take out the trash or do anything that helps others. Our hearts want to be good. But the other heart, the one of desire would rather stay inside where its warm, watching t.v. or being online.

With every choice the two hearts clash and create drama.

To be triumphant in the battle to be good we have to focus on our desire to be good.  Continue reading

What does it mean to be a good person ? Part II

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The fully righteous person, takes out the garbage and says “It’s my pleasure Mom. You spend your whole life and work so hard to take care of us. So thank you for the chance to do anything to let you know how much I appreciate you.”

It comes down to: Want and Desires.

It can be very difficult  to do good. It stems from the two conflicting desires in all of us. Continue reading

What does it mean to be a good person ? Part I

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Of course almost all of us want to be a good person. We want others to think we are good, caring and kind.

But what does it take?

We want to be good, but it ain’t easy. If you were to ask an “evil” person and a “good” person the same question: “Are you a good person” who do you think will probably say, “I’m good” ? The good one or the evil one? Continue reading