Paying back evil for good?

@Eweniks (362)
Nigeria
March 25, 2009 5:46pm CST
I am the type of person that does not allow people around me to suffer. I always do my best to assist people in trouble, but I have not received any goodwill message from anybody. Instead, I hear all sorts of bad gossip about me. The most recent one that made me bring up this topic is the case of a coleague in the office. This my friend lost his mother in an auto crash, but there was no money on him for the burial of his mother. So, he came to me and explained what had befall him. I did not hesitate, I gave the money, which he promised to pay me in three months. At the end of the 2nd month, I started hearing rumour that I am a ritualist, I dupe and embezle company funds. After my investigation, I discovered it was the same person that borrowed my money that fabricated this in order to tarnish my image. Pls, I need your advice on this. I want to stop helping people in need.
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
26 Mar 09
Karma will get that person in the end. Sounds like you have a big heart. There are some good people out there who will appreciate your help. But even if they dont. Just know that you have done good. Dont worry about gossip because gossip only works on people who will listen to it. Your true friends and your boss knows you and how you are.
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@underdogtoo (9589)
• Philippines
25 Mar 09
It is in your nature to help people in need so that is probably difficult to change unless you really make an effort. Other people might have a completely different nature which takes advantage of others and spreading malicious gossip whenever possible. That is something which you have no control over. If you believe in karma then you know what you are getting and what others are getting too. Cheers!!
@eztuner (451)
• United States
26 Mar 09
Eweniks wow, it is impressive how a bad apple can damage the rest. I feel sad that because bad people exist, good people have to rethink been good. Try not to stop feeling compassion, because that is a virtue that as a boomerang will send well to your life even if rotten people sometimes make you re-evaluate Life. At work keep your chin up, so you have no wrong doing from your part. The truth will prevail. Thrust that thought.
26 Mar 09
you did not deserve that but you should not stop being a good person,that guy is a jerk. keep up the niceness as there are not many people like you! please keep being nice
• United States
26 Mar 09
dont stop because you are not doing it for anybody, but to the glory of God so keep it up and let God judge them
@Savvynlady (3685)
• United States
26 Mar 09
What you did was out of the goodness of your heart. What resulted after that was the actions of a person who took your kindness for a weakness sad to say. If I was you, help those who really need it and would surely appreciate it. What I mean by that is this, if you know them and they could use your help, by all means, but anyone you don't really know and though they have a sad story, leave them alone. but don't close your heart to all good, just be more discretionary about it.
@kalav56 (11496)
• India
26 Mar 09
I am very sorry for for you;do not regret your good deed but hereafter in future, do be careful in lending others.Money spoils a relationship;the less monetary transaction the better it is;Of course, what you did in time of dire need is highly commendable and you have done a very good deed.That is the only payoff you got from that;stop transacting with this fellow in future because we are human after all and we tend to get hurt when people exploit our good intentions.Do not lose your peace of mind over this too much because the truth will always be revealed some time or the other;it may not be immediate, but whatever, people think of you would be set right in future because one can never cheat all the people all the time.He cannot tarnish your image , it will right itself;Just have faith in God and believe in your own conscience and that would be enough.Your good deed would bring its own benefit ;God never lets down people.
• Philippines
26 Mar 09
It's a sad story,I pity you a lot. I think you need to prove to your colleauges you are not the type of person she's talking about. There is nothing to worry you have a clean conscience.
@Aquilis (175)
26 Mar 09
Thats horrible to hear! I can't believe people can be so heartless towards such a generous gesture. Even so, as KingJulian said, don't let them grind you down, there really are so few good people left who actually try and help out other people. Just think about the good you are doing in the world, and the difference you are making to other peoples lives, even if they don't give you your dues for it, I'm sure you will one day receive what you deserve, just as they will too. Keep up the good work :)
@pricelis (86)
• United States
25 Mar 09
Thats a very sad situation and I'm sorry that happened to you. I imagine for alot of people good deeds go punished everyday. Do what your heart tells you, sometimes I know that isn't easy, especially if you aren't a person that breeds anger or hate. Whatever you do I hope you don't stop helping people, there are sincere ones out there that would be blessed to have a friend help them out.