The world is a mess... Why do we still strive to be good?

@inkyuboz (1288)
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
March 30, 2009 9:12pm CST
I just want to ponder on that for once. Sometimes, I feel that there are so many of us who strive to be good everyday and there are people who actually enjoy ruining the "good things" we do. Isn't it a little unfair that evil people still prowl the lands and good people rarely get rewarded for their efforts? I don't want this to become a topic about religion, I just want to know your opinions on the futility of "being good"...
7 responses
• United States
31 Mar 09
I still do good because i would rather be part of a solution then part of the problem. I might not get rewarded for my efforts but i dont want one. As long as i know i did the right thing thats all that matters.
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@inkyuboz (1288)
• Mandaluyong City, Philippines
31 Mar 09
Selfless people who do good DESERVES to be rewarded. I think that's why I don't get rewarded for doing good... I think too much about my compensation for my efforts. I guess I'm really a selfish do-gooder It's hypocritical of me and I should really change that.
• United States
31 Mar 09
The most reward i want is someone to say thanks that was good of you. Thats all the acknowledgment i need. If you go through doing good things wondering what you get in return, i dont think thats right. If i believed that if i do good things good things would happen to me, i would of given up being a good person along time ago. My life sucks...but i will always try to help others who need it, and do something good for someone else.
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@redkathy (3375)
• United States
31 Mar 09
Not a religious answer.... I don't believe good people rarely get rewarded! We, good, loving, caring humans must have hope. Be hopeful = Look toward the good, stay positive, be thankful. Fair defines unfair, good - evil, happy - sad.... We have a choice in our behavior, reactions, and actions. I have hope, hope for better things to come, hope that evil will not be permitted to prevail, hope that the good will rub of on the bad. I think we must have hope, live for good, by good, do good in order to be an inspiration. Strive for a better whatever. People will notice, be inspired, and turn toward the good, hopeful, and positive ways.
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@inkyuboz (1288)
• Mandaluyong City, Philippines
31 Mar 09
I wish I can hope and have those hopes turn into reality. I never wanted everything (or anything for that matter) for myself, since the time I can think rationally I only wanted everyone to be at peace. It's this kind of thinking that made me wonder how come the people who strive to make the world a better place are the ones who get persecuted. I think I need to hope more then...
@inkyuboz (1288)
• Mandaluyong City, Philippines
4 Apr 09
I'm marking this as the best response. ^_^ Happy myLotting.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
31 Mar 09
Hi inky! I don't think this topic has anything to do with religion at all! I think it has to do with the fact that in this world there are good people and bad people! Plain and simple! There aere people that want to help others and do good things and be good people and then there are bad people who only want to take things away from others and be evil and do bad things! Unfortunately, that is the way the world is! And the bad people usually end up winning because they are the stronger and meaner people and don't care who they step on or hurt in the process of getting what they want!
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@inkyuboz (1288)
• Mandaluyong City, Philippines
31 Mar 09
Well, I know some people who would readily turn topics like this into heated religion debates. I just wanted to steer clear of that route that's why I made that statement. Going to your answer, yeah, I think there are people who are just born to do good and born to do evil, regardless of their set of beliefs, their gender, age, race or whatever. But I do feel sad that no matter how much I do good, there will still be evil people who get in the way. ALWAYS! Thanks for responding.
• Philippines
31 Mar 09
WHY? BECAUSE: That what makes this life a balanced life. That neutralizes the ones "being bad". That makes this earth, earth! if everybody is bad this world we are living would not be called earth but instead "HELL". and if every one is good it would be "HEAVEN". We are in EARTH so bad and good must exist together.. That is Life.
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@inkyuboz (1288)
• Mandaluyong City, Philippines
31 Mar 09
If only we can have "heaven on earth" right? That would be the thing some fellow called Utopia. I know it will never happen and there will still be evil people no matter what. But, I can dream. Thanks a lot for responding.
@Hanan_x3 (294)
• United States
31 Mar 09
Because if none of us are good, the world will go corrupt. It is the good people that keep this world in tact. It is the peaceful people that are keeping this world alive. If it werent for the good people, then there would be bad all over.
@inkyuboz (1288)
• Mandaluyong City, Philippines
31 Mar 09
Also: If there will only be good people, there will still be better ones and worse ones. It cannot be perfect, right?
@CMTS_87 (1342)
• Philippines
31 Mar 09
I think the answer in your question is already in your question itself. We need to strive to be good because the world is a mess. And that is the main reason why do we need to strive to be good. Happy MyLotting!
@inkyuboz (1288)
• Mandaluyong City, Philippines
31 Mar 09
I do know that. But have you ever felt that what you're doing still isn't enough? I'm just hoping that somehow, what we're striving for will not be wasted... because that will just be sad.
@CMTS_87 (1342)
• Philippines
31 Mar 09
For sure nothing will be wasted. Because every effort we exert will change something in many ways.
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@inkyuboz (1288)
• Mandaluyong City, Philippines
31 Mar 09
Thanks a lot. I really needed someone to confirm this notion... A part of me actually believes in that what we're doing has some kind of purpose.
31 Mar 09
Well you know what someday we'll not be here.So in the meantime lets do as much fun as we can(either making or breaking)!!!!Even the evil-doer feels good having done something wrong.