Your salary does not determine how good person you are.

@annierose (17254)
Philippines
May 5, 2012 10:10pm CST
Just where you live, what you eat, how healthy you are, how long you live, how healthy your kids are, what school they go to, where you vacation, if you have a vacation, how beautiful your wife is or handsome your husband is but how good you are nope it doesn't. It's not about what or how much you have, but about who you are, especially inside! Do you agree?
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@jaiho2009 (39084)
• Philippines
6 May 12
We can hardly tell the real person by judging their lifestyle. let's take for example the politicians. I am not saying that all politician/s are bad or corrupt (but,we cannot blame the society) They are living in luxury- but we never knew if they are really happy and contented. We saw them smiling always - like those smiles are already pasted on their faces. But,we never who are they inside their own homes. We never knew what kind of father/mother they are to their kids. What kind of husband/wife they are to their partner. So, we can never tell what kind of a person he or she is....from the dress, or car they own. There are poor people who are also taking advantage and using their status for taking advantage from people who are helpful. So, status in life is not also enough to determine who is good, or who is bad.
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@JER616 (551)
• Philippines
6 May 12
Indeed, AnnieRose, a salary does not determine how good a person is. Nonetheless, how hefty a salary one gets may indicate how skillful, competent, talented, experienced, intelligent or qualified a person is. More than the pecuniary remuneration perks though, a good person is measured by how much love and righteousness the heart possesses. In such heart lies the personification of divinity God has envisioned when He created man in His own image. For the Bible says that the mouth springs forth all the goodness of the heart.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
6 May 12
Yeah, all the material and physical things are temporary. What remains after everything goes, is the heart. That's the real you.
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@alberello (4756)
• Italy
6 May 12
Well, from my point of view, a person is worth what it is. Certainly not for what he has! This I was told by my father when I was a child. I always share this view, and there, for me this is a fixed point! Then there are the so-called status symbol, I do not care. They are certainly not the only one who thinks so, but I'm sure, and unfortunately if you allowed me, in that many people think differently. But to me, not interested.
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• Philippines
6 May 12
You're definitely right. however, people are very complex and they have different notions of what is good and what is bad. what is good for em and you might not be a the same for another person. However, in a ideal world and situation, everyone should respect each other and they should be any prejudice on any area about a person. But they are people who it subconsciously. I don't know if it somehow likes to survival or just plain competition within ourselves. Some people tend to judge on those things intentionally or not, but Maye it's because we tend to pick we we want to have in ourselves rather than people coming in without our consent or knowledge. I guess in a way, these parameters or qualifications matter to us own way or another. We might not be do it unconsciously but we do it none the same.
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@albto_568 (1269)
• Costa Rica
6 May 12
All of the aspects that you named, determine how successful in the material stage a person is, but, being good, is hard to determine, since it is a subjective matter, I guess that we all are perceived as good for some type of people, those we are closer to us, or those who share some afinities with us, while others may think otherwise. I think that the most important is to have a scale of values and act, always in acordance to our values, this way, we can feel that we do the right things, and, eventually be perceived and feel in our hearts that we are good.
@annierose (17254)
• Philippines
6 May 12
Thanks for sharing to us a wonderful response. A proper definition of "good" is the starting point of everything we do in life. A common Western definition of "good" is financial success. People become pulverized by depression because they're not successful.We must always ask ourselves "Am I defining "good" as that which looks good to society, or am I defining "good" as that which has real meaning, a deep message, and makes a valuable contribution to society?
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
6 May 12
I do in fact agree, but sadly, the vast majority of people would argue differently, even if they would say differently. It is all about the money for a lot of people. When you meet people and they ask what your salary is, in a casual manner, like if they were asking for the next day's weather forecast, that does rather set off an alarm bell right in my head. I really think that in the end, they are just seeing if you are someone that you can take advantage of. In the end, you only judge yourself and no one else has the right to judge you. Whatever qualifications you feel are necessary, that is what necessary for you. Some people rather tend to either want or not want anything to do with people depending on how much money they make. Sadly it is the nature of society.
@annierose (17254)
• Philippines
6 May 12
Hi megamatt, Yes, I have observed that too with a number of people. In this world,money seems to speak more than what is really inside the heart of a person. The call of the materials things seems to be stronger than the opposite of it.
• India
6 May 12
The salary of a person cannot determine how good a person is. It just defines how educated he is. If a person is much educated it doesn't means that he is a good person. A person becomes a good if he have true hearth inside him. A person with good heart can only love every one. A person become at his best when he share or give his love to others and remember that love cannot be replaced by money. Each are very distinct.
@annierose (17254)
• Philippines
6 May 12
Thank you for participating wonderboy. There are many who are very popular because they have power, money and is very educated. When people wants to get elected, they always show their educational background. They show the famous universities they attended in and out of the country. And sometimes, people get so focus on the candidates intellect but forgot to study his own heart.
@wongchoiyee (5518)
• Malaysia
6 May 12
Yes I totally agree with you. Money doesn't make any person kinder than before, we are made to do mistakes anyway, I think we should get better on ourselves than just being said and no done.
@annierose (17254)
• Philippines
6 May 12
You are right! When you define who you are and your success solely on what you make, you are now at the mercy of the ones who pay you. I am not saying money isn't important, it is. The fact is we need to put it into the proper perspective so that we aren't missing what is truly important such as family and living a balanced life.
• Philippines
6 May 12
Why? Whoever said that salary is a determining factor for ones goodness? Probably good meaning good at work, but not good at heart? Mostly unlikely that people will judge a highly paid salary man to be good. They might even judge him bad having that high salary at all.
@annierose (17254)
• Philippines
6 May 12
The fact is that we are living in a material world.It is very easy to see our successes from what we own, earn and what not. Money is just a tool but it cannot buy a good personality and harmonious relationship with the people around us. However, we all can't move away from this money thing, because it is what runs this world.
@hgwyneth (120)
• Philippines
6 May 12
Yes, material things are nothing but a superficial basis in determining one's inner personality. How you behave in every situation, how you treat people, how you perform your human obligations to others and how you live your daily life fulfilling your duty whatever it is are the measurements. I can be poor but I can also be noble if in my daily life I don't forget to show kindness to everyone I meet. Goodness is in the attitude not in the money.
@annierose (17254)
• Philippines
6 May 12
It is true, money does not define a person. I read quite a bit on self-help books and one of the things it talks about or least touches on, is that one can have all the money in the world and still not happy.
@roberten (3134)
• United States
6 May 12
You are so true, annierose, the most important thing about you is the person that you are inside. Money does not make the man.
@annierose (17254)
• Philippines
6 May 12
Thanks roberten. We must pursue wisdom to understand how to be good. Our goal is to make goodness in living. Others might call us a fool, but we always win when we do the right thing. We're not doing anyone any favors by being good, we're simply doing what the "inner us" wants.
• United States
6 May 12
I agree that what we have does NOT determine our self worth; however, some of those issues exist on a subconscious level. Often times a person with low self esteem will also have low self worth. Sometimes when they are children they experience parents who are NOT financially equipped to care for them so they learn that they must not be worth very much. That isn't true; however, sometimes children perceive it that way until they are older and able to process that experience in a more mature and objective way.
@annierose (17254)
• Philippines
6 May 12
Parents must nurture their children.A parents' love and caring determines how a child grows up and how a child will eventually parent. Adults can nurture children's positive self-esteem by helping them discover what they are good at doing. Part of a child's self esteem comes from feeling competent and skilled at something they enjoy. By creating opportunities for children to explore different objects, activities, and people and nurturing those interests, parents can play a big role in helping children to be successful and feel good about themselves.
@krizzy (237)
• Philippines
6 May 12
It's not about what you have that makes you good, it's about what you can give..I believe in the saying, "you are rich if you can give generously"..
@jshekhar (1563)
• India
6 May 12
Hello Annie, You hit the nail on the head there. There are a lot of ways to earn money, both legal and illegal. At the end of the day, you want inner peace and that comes from job satisfaction as well as from having a clean soul. As long as you have these things, I don't think anything else in the world should bother you. And, most of the times, the rest of the things follow from these two.
@Hatley (152615)
• Garden Grove, California
6 May 12
hi annierose nobody's salary should determine how good a person is. their actions, whether they are kind or grumpy, whether others really like them,how they treat their mates and their children,m these are more what determines a good person.