While i was driving to work today, something crossed my mind and got me into deep thinking, while stucked in the morning jam.
How do you define a good person?
Someone who doesn’t cheat? Someone who tells you what you want to hear? Someone who is humble? Good mannered?
Does that mean if i lie or steal or kill someone i am a bad person? What if the lie is to save a friend from being terminated at work place? What if the murder was to protect your own family? What if you steal to feed your kids? Does that still count as being a bad person?
This thoughts came about me when a car in front of mine was hogging the fast lane and wasn’t moving at all while all the other cars are slowly inching forward to avoid further delay. After 2 minutes waiting for him/her to move, i lost my patience and started high beaming, and then, honking. And right after he inches to the left lane… only did i realize that i should have been more patience or wait a while more. And right after the regret, i immediately felt that i am a horrible person. i might have spoiled someone’s beautiful morning.
A good person. Sometimes while striving to be a good person, we tend to forget other smaller details in life, where being a good person also means to be forgiving, to be humble, to be patient, to be understanding and to listen.
While we strive to achieve the “bigger” meaning or being the “good person”, we tend to forget that sometimes, being good doesn’t need big actions. whoever you are, driving in front of me this very morning, please forgive my inconsiderate beaming and honk. :( i wish you a good day ahead and hope your day will be better.