Which one is harder, become a good person or bad??

Indonesia
June 6, 2010 2:25am CST
Most people consider they are a good person simply because they never done illegal/criminal thing in their life. But they didn't realize that they already become a bad person by talking behind people's back, trying to look busy when someone near you needs help, or always thinking about you first before other people...that small kind of thing. I know I'm a bad person for doing such thing, but I can't help it. I've tried to change by thinking positive and throw away my negative aura but it didnt work. It's a way lot harder for me to be a good person rather than be sinical, critical, and apathetic.What about you...you feel the same??
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49 responses
• Philippines
6 Jun 10
i think it is always harder to be a good person..it is easier to break rules than to follow them..also a good person is as rare as a black swan..so i guess everyone of us has our bad side..the only thing that keeps us from making such horrible mistakes is our morals and values..
• Indonesia
7 Jun 10
Rules are made to be broken....people loves the challenge of it. Maybe if there are no rules in life, people will be more peaceful ??
• Philippines
12 Jun 10
hmm..maybe..but then again, rules are only made by humans so maybe life will be better without rules..
7 Jun 10
it is easier to be a bad person.
• Canada
7 Jun 10
well not really, being nice is great! Some people are bad by nature and it is in their personality and they can't help but be nasty and hateful around others.This is not a good trait though and is frowned upon by most individuals.
@jagjit273 (1740)
• India
6 Jun 10
Being or Remaining or Maintaining Your self As a Good person is very difficult in today's Corrupt Society. Have a Nice day
• Mexico
6 Jun 10
Hi jagjit: I agree with you at some point. Nowadays our society offers you so many ways to become a sinner and to take the bad decitions but at the same time I'd say that in the past there were also a lot of ways to be a bad person. So it's always in our hands to work to be good persons or not. Thanks for your answer. Have a nice day. ALVARO.
• India
6 Jun 10
i feel its hard to be a good person in real life coz doing bad things and getting caught can be happened very easily. It's harder to be good and if ur nt gud u can mess up sometimes so its really hard to be good.being a bad boys is really easy that's what i think...
• Indonesia
7 Jun 10
It is hard to be good. I mean, once I tried to offer a lady my seat in a bus, but she refused and hold her bag tightly. Looked like she was afraid that I might want to steal her bag or something. Makes you hard to do some good deeds..
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
6 Jun 10
I have always believed and i sto;; do that it is so much easier to be a good person. It is painless and can bring great joy to your life. it takes so much more effort to be bad. It just isn't worth the trouble that is sure to follow.
• Indonesia
6 Jun 10
You are the first who thinks that it's easier to be a good person. I know doing a good thing is like eating a good meal. Afterwards you feel satisfy, full, and happy. It's great if we can always think positive.
• Philippines
6 Jun 10
for me its not easy to be good than being bad, besides most people only remember you if your bad but ignore you when you do good things. sometimes even if we are doing good things people still not appreciate it but once we did bad things then expect them to say something about you.
• Indonesia
6 Jun 10
Yeah, kinda make you wanna do something bad again just to tease that person, right ??
@johnpillai (2083)
• Germany
6 Jun 10
Onec I felt like that. Speaking about other people, gosiping. But after consentrating on online earning i hahe no time to do that sort of bad things. At the same time one guiltiness is trubling me. I always ask me whether I am a perfect mother? A perfect home maker?
• Indonesia
6 Jun 10
Yeah...I tried to reduce my bad habit, with trying to have less contact with other person so I won't be gossiping or thinking bad about them. Computer and internet do helps a lot.
@juggerogre (1659)
• Philippines
6 Jun 10
Its really harder to be a good person. The reason is simple. All human beings are sinner so technically we are all bad. But there is a big difference between bad and really, really bad. I'm referring to criminals. When you compare good to that kind of bad then it easier to be good than to become bad.
• Indonesia
6 Jun 10
That's a good point of view. We are a sinner, no matter how good we are. So it's kinda pointless trying to BE good, maybe we better to try act good instead.
@dazzledlady (1626)
• Philippines
24 Mar 12
Hi like most of the answers in this discussion I do believe that being good is hard than being bad. As stated by Benjamin Franklin " It takes many good deeds to build a reputation, but only one bad one to lose it." It summed up all the arguments why it is harder to be good than being bad.
30 Oct 10
It's easier being bad or evil. Lets face it there's nothing difficult about being either, although you have to have very low standards to think it's perfectly fine to be bad. I think there's a certain amount of trouble with being good, especially from a child's point of view but as adults we should really be able to do the right thing and I think it's much harder to meet high standards. I don't have a problem being the way I am, as my parents are very good at rising me and their views on this matter is pretty much the lack of wanting to be good. I tend to agree, people choose their own path it doesn't choose it for them.
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
It's hard to be good. There are a lot of temptations and there are really people and circumstances that would urge you to do bad things. Being bad is easier because you just have to cause harm to yourself and to other people. Of course some might have difficulty because they have guilt in their hearts but some might feel proud because they have become used to doing good things, that they no longer feel guilty.
• Philippines
13 Jul 10
I agree that being a good person is really really hard.. for example,lies.. no matter how big or small it is, it is considered as mortal sin. Hmmm i know that being good is damn hard. Because like other girls there, i drink a lot. I even scaped from my work .. hehe.my bosses never knew that during our office hours we drink, we swim, we stroll,etc.haha i am so bad that the company is paying me for my pleasures... but one thing I am sure of, life is boring without these little naughtiness..definitely no thrill and excitement
@bystander (2308)
• Philippines
12 Jul 10
the question is relative and at the same time subjective... besides, sinical, what kind of word is that? so, it all depends on the person... for some, it is easier to be an angel, for others, doing evil is more like it...
@epicure35 (2822)
• United States
21 Jun 10
While very few of us is either totally "good" or "bad", it is much harder to purpose to be good. It means you must walk a narrow path and sometimes stand alone re really important behaviors and morality. It seems easier to join the crowd, succomb to peer pressure and wrong thinking and actions, but, in the end it's worthless. What makes it possible to be "good" is getting our strength from God and basing our choices on His principles. Father knows best!
• Philippines
16 Jun 10
You made me realize something after reading your discussion. When I am having a serious problem I like to tell myself why is this happening to me, is this a karma, I know I am a good person I did not done any bad to other people. But the real thing is, I am not a good person. I am also guilty of judging people or talking behind their back. I also disregard help, I maybe good sometimes but I am more of a bad person. That is what I realize now. Yes is the answer, and why is the another question. Why it is hard to be a good person?
@dpk262006 (52870)
• Delhi, India
8 Jun 10
Hi Cris! Good question. Actually, we all have full of negative and positive traits and none of us is perfect. I agree with you that we always keep thinking that we are good not bad, actually, we just cannot see our bad points, or just do not want to see. You should not be too harsh on yourself and should try too much to change yourself, just be yourself and try to think positive and try to help others. Good persons are always needed in this world.
@LadyDD (519)
• Romania
8 Jun 10
To be a good person is very hard indeed especially in these hard times. Life is making us worse than we want to be. I observed this all around me: the world is full of bad persons and one can hardly find good persons or a real friend. But I think this is not to blame as we are subject to environment changes. But if you put yourself in other people's shoes and think you don't like to see only bad people around you, you may want to become a good one.
@emdyey09 (264)
• Philippines
8 Jun 10
If you put it that way, I probably have those "bad" characteristics too but that I guess is human nature. Sometimes though, when we're unmindful of our actions, we tend to do those things although since it's our nature, we do it unconsciously. We all are imperfect so there's a reason why we have bad habits. I think its easier for me to be a good person. I consider myself leaning to the good side of life because I don't like to be stressed too much and being bad gives you too much stress because whatever you do always give an equal and similar reaction. It really depends on what type of person you are and your preferences. In my case I prefer to be always at the good side that it will become very difficult for me to do something bad like lie for example.
• India
8 Jun 10
Many people pretend to be good and maintain their goodness among us but that is not a permanent thing. I have seen many people who pretend to be good to me on face but they are the one who create many issues at work. This is a very common scenario at work , I have not experienced this in personal life. Once I get to know about these people, I treat them their way. I do not want to be bad to anyone for any reason but sometimes I have to be straight forward to tell people that I am busy and would be able to help you after so and so time which is logical because my work is priority.
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
7 Jun 10
Hi Crisfannum! Don't be so hard on yourself! Nobody in this world is perfect or without "sin"! We all have our days when we do things or say things that we are not proud of! That is just being human! Believe me, everyone "talks behind others backs" no matter how much they want to deny it or pretend that they are a "good" person! Just because you tend to think negative or are sometimes sinical doesn't necessarily make you a bad person so get that thought out of your head right now! You haven't hurt anyone physically or killed anyone! There is alot more to being a "bad" person then just thinking or being negative! I should know, believe me!