Why Is Being A Good Person So Difficult In Today's Society?
Start writing a post
Entertainment

Why Is Being A Good Person So Difficult In Today's Society?

There is nothing to gain by having a bad attitude.

2690
Why Is Being A Good Person So Difficult In Today's Society?
http://feedingatlanta.org/file/603

Ever since we were in elementary school, we've been surrounded by reminders on how to act. The classroom walls were covered in colorful laminated posters reminding us of the golden rule— treat others how you would want to be treated. They taught us to be respectful. They taught us that being kind is what gets you places, pretty much the key to your success. Sharing was stressed and we wanted everyone to succeed.

When did that change?

Our society has become one filled with bullies. Instead of celebrating everyone's differences, we put them down. Recently on social media, we've seen numerous *political* arguments flooding our feeds. But the issue is way simpler than our opinions on foreign policy and civil rights. It's more common to make a harsh comment than to just smile and nod. We dress for other people, fully aware that regardless of what outfit you decide on, people will judge. The girl across the room will probably whisper to her friend that the shirt you're wearing is way too tight for your figure. We assume the worst because that's what we see.

Why?

Kindness should be a quality that comes naturally— it used to. Smiling at the girl in the "too tight tank top" is way more effortless than hating on her for no good reason. There's a chance that it will make both parties happier in the end but you gain nothing from having a bad attitude. The only thing that can do is hurt— the person you're acting towards and the people around you. What's the point? Humanity is so fragile. Each person lives their life a different way and who are we to criticize that?

Talking about being nice doesn't make you a nice person.

Being nice has been preached through different mediums. Everyone has a relative that posts those "Be Kind To Everyone" pictures as their Facebook status, right? It's a lesson that is reiterated every day, multiple times a day, from different people. We all preach it— but do we practice it? Tim McGraw has an entire song reminding us these principles. It's funny, though, because does it mean more coming from a celebrity rather than our aunt on Facebook? Will listening to that song change us? Probably not. That song plays on the radio what seems like twice an hour.

It's time to start supporting our words with our actions.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
New Year Resolutions

It's 2024! You drank champagne, you wore funny glasses, and you watched the ball drop as you sang the night away with your best friends and family. What comes next you may ask? Sadly you will have to return to the real world full of work and school and paying bills. "Ah! But I have my New Year's Resolutions!"- you may say. But most of them are 100% complete cliches that you won't hold on to. Here is a list of those things you hear all around the world.

Keep Reading...Show less
Lifestyle

The Ultimate Birthday: Unveiling the Perfect Day to Celebrate!

Let's be real, the day your birthday falls on could really make or break it.

41741
​different color birthday candles on a cake
Blacksburg Children's Museum

You heard it here first: birthdays in college are some of the best days of your four years. For one day annually, you get to forget about your identity as a stressed, broke, and overworked student, and take the time to celebrate. You can throw your responsibilities for a day, use your one skip in that class you hate, receive kind cards and gifts from loved ones and just enjoy yourself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

Unleash Inspiration: 15 Relatable Disney Lyrics!

Leave it to Disney to write lyrics that kids of all ages can relate to.

60809
The 15 most inspiring Disney songs

Disney songs are some of the most relatable and inspiring songs not only because of the lovable characters who sing them, but also because of their well-written song lyrics. While some lyrics make more sense with knowledge of the movie's story line that they were written for, other Disney lyrics are very relatable and inspiring for any listener.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

The Six Most Iconic Pitbull Lyrics Of All Time

Mr. Worldwide just wants to see you succeed.

79052
a photo of artist Pitbull

It is no secret that Pitbull is a gifted artist, but many fail to remember that he can be a source of great inspiration as well. The following is a list of iconic Pitbull lyrics that we know and love. Read on to feel empowered — if you think you can handle it.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

11 Essential Expectations for Becoming the Ultimate Cheermeister

Mastering Festive Expectations: Tips to Shine as Your Holiday Cheermeister

109279
Crazy for Christmas

So you’ve elected yourself as this year's Holiday Cheermeister, there’s no shame in that. The holidays are your pride and joy, and you've taken on the responsibility to get everyone in the spirit. With only one week until Christmas, here are some things we expect from you, Cheermeister.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments