Before we start to live like good humans, we need to know, what being a good human really is. Does being a good human mean that you become a successful doctor or an engineer or is it more than that? Of course, each and every one of us has his own set of definition of what ‘being human’ actually means. However, there are certain traits which are mutual in everybody’s definition.
Having the Right Morals and Ethics:
When you have the right morals and ethics, when your concepts of what is right and what is wrong are crystal clear, a lot of things will become easier for you. For starters, you will know exactly what to fight for and exactly what to let go. If you do not know what is right and what is wrong, then just imagine how damaging it would be, not only for you, but also for others around you.
If we are morally and ethically corrupt, we can kiss our dreams of living this life like good humans, good bye. At the end of the day, it is our morals and values which help us in making decisions and in shaping our behavior.
Tolerance is another virtue which is extremely important, if we want to live this life as civilized person. We need to understand that not everybody is going to think like us, talk like us, and live like us, but that should be okay. We are not to judge anyone on anything, neither are we supposed to be biased towards them. Being tolerant means that you accept your differences which you may have with the other party, but still you ignore those differences and focus on living peacefully, with them.
Fighting over the fact that someone has different religious views as compared to ours, is probably one of the most immature things one can do. Who are we to judge or question someone else’s religious beliefs and concepts? We need to be tolerant and accept people who have a different set of religious beliefs than ours, so that all of us can exist in harmony, without having the need of harming each other.
It is said that kindness is that language which even the deaf and blind can understand. Being kind towards others, not only shows that we have been raised with good values, but it also helps in maintaining relationships with the other people around us. Kindness should not be limited to those who come in our immediate circle, but it should be extended far and wide, and especially towards those who are less fortunate or are under privileged. Just the mere act of saying a simple ‘Thank you’ or ‘Please’ can also make a huge, huge difference. Never underestimate the power of a kind word.
These are just a few simple things we can do which would allow us to live our lives like good human beings. Adopt these traits and see what a difference, your actions alone, can make!
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