Propensity for Goodness....

@bird123 (10447)
United States
April 6, 2013 12:15am CST
Through all the tyrants,dictators, bullies and hate, we all want Goodness. It's so easy to focus on the bad or evil choices, however that is not who society is. Throughout time,mankind has fought for Freedom, Rights, Justice, and an orderly society. Look into our past and see who we are. Do the bad guys really win in the end? Monsters may have their run but monsters always get their heads cut off in the end. With that said, choosing to be a monster isn't a very good or intelligent choice, is it? Through all our bad choices, we are all still God's children. We do have a propensity for Goodness. Let's focus and nurture that. That is the Intelligent thing to do. Religion could also do this if they would only focus on what is right with people than what is wrong. They might even be surprised when this would bring them more followers than the game they play now.
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@Dominique25 (9476)
• United States
6 Apr 13
It would be the intelligent thing for us to do. Even though there is good a lot of people do really bad things and this has been going on for a long time. It is important that we recognize that we can be good individuals we just have to work on things if we have let bad choices and actions dictate our life.
• United States
6 Apr 13
What has been shocking to me is to see good little kids go bad while bad little kids have grown up to be preachers, and other helpful people. Of course there are the good kids that grow up good and bad kids that grown up bad. The moral of the story is that we shouldn't give up on those we think bad.
@bird123 (10447)
• United States
6 Apr 13
Oh no, You are going to get me started. Seems for some parents, it's more about controlling and putting up with their kids. They are quick to punish and tell their children what and how to make every move. Shouldn't we be Teaching our children? Shouldn't people teach their children how to choose, then allow their children to make choices even if their children make a few bad choices? Parent can talk with their children instead of talking to their children. Parents can teach their children to see and nurture the goodness in others. Sure, sure, it takes more work, but look what you can create. You can sculpt your children through their free will and free choices to be able to change the world even more toward goodness. It all rests in our hands. We can also teach by example. Give everyone we meet in life Unconditional Love and kindness. Help those we can and encourage those we can't. Unconditional Love does what is best for the other.We can worry less about the mistakes others make and concentrate on the results. Finally, from time to time I run into a person who has made mistakes in the past and are shunned by others. I make them my best friend for we are all God's children regardless of our choices. That makes each and every one of us Special. I love being around Special people, don't you??
@raynejasper (2326)
• Philippines
6 Apr 13
you are right. What is sad in some churches is, when someone commits a mistake, they look at him/her as a sinner and sometimes, they even label them with names which is not suppose to be. In my opinion, it would be better to accommodate and embrace those whom we label as "sinners" and help them to start all over again. After all, we all commit mistakes and God is more than willing to forgive us if we ask for forgiveness. Even not in churches, all of us needs to learn not to label other people because of something they did. We need to remind ourselves that somehow, we have also committed mistakes and the only difference is, we alone know that mistake we committed because no one witnessed what we did. Another sad reality is, we only focus on the "bad things" we saw in a person. We don't usually focus on the good in them. If only we could be more wiser and understanding, we would all strive to be good and do good.
• United States
6 Apr 13
A preacher once illustrated your thoughts about focusing on people's bad side by showing the audience a sheet of paper with a black mark on it. He asked them what they say and they said, "A black mark." Even though the paper was 99% white all they saw was the black mark. I know in a teacher in a church where I used to live say, "Well, who listens to her." I understood then why no one answered questions in his class because he was the one who thought he knew everything anyway so he just preached the lesson without discussions. I know when I go back I try to keep my mouth shut but it is hard for me to do that although it is hard to get a word in edgewise anyway.
@bird123 (10447)
• United States
6 Apr 13
raynejasper. Yes, how much further could people learn and grow if everyone focused on the results rather than the condemning and punishing?? Further, by nurturing the goodness in people today, we could all see the world change before our eyes. We will all just have to work toward that goal. Hopeful90. I really like the black mark on the white paper story. It clearly demonstrates the narrow view so many carry. The first thing God shown me when I discovered Him was that all mankind carries such a narrow view. We must all work to see what actually is. God gave everyone one a different view to guaranty mankind a larger view than any one person could have. Religion might fight to get everyone to be the same, however diversity is so important. What would the world be like if no one could see the white in the paper? Half the real view would be missing. We must be open to look at the views of those around us. They show us what we might be very well blind to. I also like your story about getting a word in edgewise. I have seen people fight and fight to get their voice heard. I have seen people screaming and yelling trying to force others to listen, then I have seen people struggling to hear a whisper. People will struggle to hear a whisper while ignore the yelling and screaming for attention. It is a lesson many could learn.
@Frederick42 (2020)
• Canada
14 Apr 13
Monsters get their heads cut off, but ultimately, it des not make any difference. There are also plenty of good and innocent peoplein the world who get their heads cut off. After all happiness is a choice. if you are a monster or not, you can still be happy, no matter who you are.
@bird123 (10447)
• United States
14 Apr 13
The picture spans beyond one mere lifetime. One must have a larger view to really determine who is or is not innocent. Our actions return in time. There are also great souls who volunteer to go through great adversity in order that someone else might see. These are innocent, however they choose to value the results above any hurt that could occur. Could you choose to be one of these souls who Loves others Unconditionally?? They are great teachers to us all. Making the choice to be Happy is great intelligence. If one chooses to be a Monster,are they really using any intelligence at all??? Think about that.
@averygirl72 (16394)
• Philippines
7 Apr 13
Propensity means natural inclination? I'm thinking a few hours ago if the world is really a good place or more of an evil place. If there's an ongoing study or research, I wonder if the world is getting more kinder or getting more evil. Lots of people are bad now because of greed, insecurity and selfishness so the religion? it has its share of greed and selfishness.
@bird123 (10447)
• United States
7 Apr 13
Yes, mankind does value petty things. This does get in the way of so much learning. There are great teachers all over the world pointing the way for those who value petty things. Shine, for you can help the world move toward goodness. Of course some must experience hard lessons to finally understand. Each can choose otherwise. Further, people can have their weak moments and make bad choices. The goodness is there. We must nurture that instead of avoiding troubled souls. God is above the petty things mankind holds so dear. If we reach toward that, we come to understand that those petty things are not really a viable choice after all.
@and1soma (25)
• Bulgaria
6 Apr 13
I totally agree with you!
@bird123 (10447)
• United States
6 Apr 13
I see this is your very first response comment on MyLot. Thank you. You honor me. You will love it here on MyLOt. There are lots of wonderful people here.
@subhojit10 (7384)
• India
6 Apr 13
Well yes u are absolutely right, no doubt throughout our history, bad people have always ruled us and have made us do everything under their influence but in the end the victory has always been in our favor and a painful end in theirs. So as u have mentioned, no matter what we should always support truth and goodness as it last forever and gives us ultimate happiness.
@bird123 (10447)
• United States
6 Apr 13
Yes, we should never give up assuming our actions do no good. By living our goodness, we touch the lives of everyone around us. Even if things look bleak, goodness will move to the front in time.