What Does Being A Good Person Mean?
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What Does Being A Good Person Mean?

A "good person" is perfect and not one of us is perfect.

What Does Being A Good Person Mean?

I often find others associating good people with those who don't do extreme things. When someone parties, drinks, swears or get tattooed. Those are all signs that the person who performs those actions aren't "good" people. However, being a good person has nothing to do with rather you drink, party, swear or get tattooed.

What does being a "good" person really mean?

I know plenty of people who party and drink, but are amazing people. While I or some others may not agree with their decisions. It doesn't change who they are. The people who others would judge have turned out to be amazing people. They care, they're compassionate and they have such unique personalities. While some of the choices they choose to make may seem "questionable" that has nothing to do with the fact they're a bad or good person. I think being a good person is more than just living a straight edge life.

When it comes to being a good person, I think it comes down to how you treat and act around other people. If you like to get drunk on the weekends, but you're still a kind, caring and thoughtful person; despite drinking, then in my book, you're a good person. If you like to use colorful language, but deep down have a kind, caring heart and truly care about others then swear along, my friend. While others might see it as rude and offensive, those who stop and look deeper than the exterior will see what other's don't. That guy you walked away from quickly because he was covered in tattoos would actually turn out to be the most caring, honest, accepting human being you would find. More accepting than those people you find in church pews every Sunday.

The point I'm trying to make is that we're all flawed. We all have our scars and we all have our demons. Just because we're not perfect and make some "questionable" questions every now and then doesn't mean we're good or bad people. What really makes you a good person is how you live your day to day life. If you're thoughtful, caring and are overall a nice person, despite what your flaws are; you're a good person.

When people think of a good person, they think of a person who is "perfect." News flash, no one is perfect. We can, however, be perfect at being ourselves and doing our best to be that "good person" you so desperately are looking for.

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