With so much hatred being spewed all around the world, it's easy to get discouraged and think that there are no good people left. It's easy to only listen to the headlines on social media and the news where the things that are most talked about are murders and attacks on groups of people. While these are important to recognize, it's also super important to balance the negativity with the positivity, or you will find yourself in the same negative place as so many others.
There are so many good people out there, but whoever is louder is who gets heard, and the negative people are usually louder. If you are like me and want to see more good in the world, but you need some motivation to stop being a downer at times, here are some reasons to spread the love (cliché, but true) and change your negativity into positivity.
1. It’s the right thing to do
Let's start with the obvious reason. Most people know right from wrong, so why not put years of moral lessons into practice?
2. It’s easy
Being a decent person takes little to no effort, and it definitely requires less effort than it does to be mean and hateful to people.
3. It makes you more approachable
Who wants to introduce themselves to someone who is constantly being negative and gossiping about everyone else? It's a lot easier to gravitate towards kind and confident people.
4. People will like to be around you
Similar to the last one, you will find yourself spending more time with loved ones. They will trust you and your judgment because you always have a good answer for them, and you won't be bringing them down with judgment and negativity.
5. You will feel better
It's hard being a bad person. You have to go out of your way and use a lot of energy to be rude to others. Think of all the energy someone could save by taking out all the hate. That energy could be used for a lot more productive things. Trust me, you will love life a whole lot more.
6. You will start to see change
When you aren't so focused on hating everything in the world, big changes happen. You see the good, you notice changes in your friends based off your actions, and you will see all the good changes that come from just being good.
7. You will feel so much more confident
I don't know about you, but most people who aren't the nicest also seem to be the most insecure. If you are mainly spreading positivity, that positivity will eventually spread to some self-love too.
8. You will have a lot less regrets
We all regret times we snapped at someone who didn't deserve it or ignored someone when they needed us, so why not stop with all the regretting? Prevent those regrets by just being kind and present to everyone, and you will have a lot less to dwell on.