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Are you a good person?

Asked by Myuzikalsoul (590points) June 7th, 2009

How many people out there believe themselves to be a genuinely good person? What does that mean to you? Does it make you feel strange when other people recognize you as a “good person”? Please share.

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applesaucemanny's avatar

I know I’m a good person and people tall me all the time :) I like helping people out too it’s like I do good deeds subconsciously

jrpowell's avatar

I try to avoid fucking anyone over. I do fail sometimes, but I try.

I don’t believe in god.

MacBean's avatar

I think I’m a better person than the average Joe… But I still think if there’s a Heaven and Hell, I’m probably not headed for paradise.

Aethelwine's avatar

I try to be. I’ve always been a lover, not a fighter. If someone is hurting I want to do as much as I can to help. I’m a good listener and a good friend.

essieness's avatar

I think I’m a good person because I have good intentions. Like @johnpowell, I don’t enjoy fucking people over. Of course I’m not perfect and I make mistakes, but the intent behind what I do is good. I never intentionally try to hurt people.

DarkScribe's avatar

Good at what?

People might not believe it if they see some of my posts about the Church, but I am a Christian in that I follow Christ’s teaching (and Buddha’s) but have no time for the Church and think that the Bible is one of the most heinous books ever published if you look at the harm it has caused. I don’t believe in heaven but I try to do good, to help others and be generous. So I guess at the very least I am not a bad person.

chelseababyy's avatar

You tell me.

Myuzikalsoul's avatar

I guess I’m asking more or less what being a good person entails… whenever someone tells me I’m a good person I can’t help but to think of all the bad things I’ve done. Or all the good things I haven’t done. Or the true source of my intentions… are they selfish? I don’t harm others and I try to help when I can, but I just feel as though I’m not doing enough “good” to be such a “good person”. Just idling in-between.

Aethelwine's avatar

@Myuzikalsoul You just said it: “I don’t harm others and I try to help when I can.”

That’s the best that anyone can do. imo

Omgbutteredtoast's avatar

Heck yeah. Just yesterday I saved the life of a mouse who was doomed to a cruel death on trap glue. Everybody told me to kill it but I slowly pried him off with a butter knife and some water.

ESV's avatar

No, I’m not and nobody else is good but God alone.

Bluefreedom's avatar

I sincerely believe that I am a good person that tries to live an honest and productive life. I’m not perfect and the road through life can be unexpectedly bumpy at times by I do my level best to make the most out of each and every day.

hondagirrlx's avatar

I like to think that I try to be a good person.. I have done some bad things in my life, things that have hurt the people closest to me and whenever someone tells me that they think I am a good person I cant help but think of all the mean things that I have done. But people live and learn and I think that I am learning to be a better person..

wundayatta's avatar

I have good intentions, but, as we all know, those are what the road to hell is paved with.

mattbrowne's avatar

Most of the time, yes.

aprilsimnel's avatar

I don’t think I meant to be a “bad” person and hurt others, but I see where I have been monumentally selfish in my life. I’m working on being a different person now.

SirBailey's avatar

No. I’m a GREAT person. And it took me a lifetime to realize that.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

Good as compared to WHO? Comapred to Hitler? Compared to Ghandi? Compared to Dubya? Compared to Mother Theresa?

Seems a rather generic question. As for people telling you that you are good, what exactly does that mean? What about the guy that is described as a nice neighbor and an all around good guy, at least until they find the bodies in his crawl space?

I’m good enough for my wife, and to me, that’s all that really matters.

Don’t compare yourself to other people, they are probably more fucked up than you realize.

LC_Beta's avatar

In the “thou shalt not” category, I’m sometimes a little sketchy. But I do my very best never to harm another person or animal, and help as often as I can. All in all, by my own standards, I believe I am a “good” person. If you asked my grandfather, however…

Darwin's avatar

I try to be but sometimes I really do want that last piece of cake.

Actually, I do try to be a good person. I try to do what I say I am going to do when I say I will do it, I try not to harm or hurt anyone else, I am a sucker for stray or injured animals, I pay my taxes, and I work hard at trying to help my kids become the best people they can be.

I suspect my son’s school thinks I am one those parents, but they really refuse to read what all the doctors, hospitals, psychiatrists, consultants, and even their own tests say about his needs.

Blondesjon's avatar

I’m me.

Good or bad it’s what you get.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

According to my own standards of good vs. bad in terms of people, yes I’m a good person
I do not intentionally harm others verbally or physically, I take the time to provide sensitive responses without making judgments about people’s sexuality or gender identity or race, I make sure that my children and husband and friends are happy and encouraged to succeed, I take in pets and help out those in need, and a lot of who I am is a fight for others

lady4life's avatar

Some days good, some days even better, some days not so good..I am human and therefore flawed..I attempt everyday to shine love and light on people so they will view my energy and presence as pleasant and good!

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