Why is it becoming increasingly difficult to be a good person in today’s world?

  1. Many of those with power and vast riches are paying billions to have you swamped with false messages to keep you just barely surviving in the many weak states of Fear.

Your Destiny as a human is, however, to become Love focused, not Fearful. So, you are torn between what you are falsely taught and what you deeply know is your True Destiny.

You can start and carry on towards your Initial Destiny as a human by:

  • Choose to Step out of Fear;
  • Turn around, away from Fear and towards Love;
  • Start your own, personal version of The Way towards becoming Love-focused; and,
  • Keep on Keeping on.
  • Please avoid all preachers and choose only Love-focused teachers. Preachers are into control, not Love!

As a child, I was confused and overwhelmed by the world around me. I also loved much of the world, so don’t get the idea that my young life was painful.

The wilderness was beautiful, and I lived many days and nights under the sky, on the ground, in the mountains, on the reef, and in the great sea. People and society were more difficult for me to understand. The process of maturity was not easy. However, the elders were ever present, and they taught us repeatedly to love each other, that each person is important to every other person for collective existence.

These lessons seemed hard to a youth, and I often rebelled. That is the way of youth.

In time, I came to see the wisdom of their teachings: kindness and tenderness; unity and harmony; agreeable and pleasant; humble and modest; patience and perseverance. The more I practiced their simple teachings, the more my confusion and agitation seemed to drain away.

Here is one example: When I win, I am humble and modest. There is great value in excellence. As a winner, my achievement is an example to others, a goal for which they strive. My pride is in being part of a community, a family, that strives. Without them, I could never have won at all. Nobody loses. We are all striving in our own ways to be better and better.

It becomes easier to be generous, honest, and kind — if I practice in small ways. I make my life to be as it is. My attitude is everything.

Now, nothing is changed. It is always for you to choose your path. What do you choose?

2.

It is no more difficult today than it has been for the last 10,000 years or so.

The world has ALWAYS been a difficult place.

But individuals deciding to be decent and trying to make a difference has ALWAYS been the case.

Deciding to “be a good person” is a personal decision. It has nothing to do with the state of the world, but if you make that decision and succeed, you can change the state of the world.

It has never been EASY to do the right thing and behave fairly and honestly. There is always a short cut or an “easy way”, but they usually involve someone getting hurt.

It is axiomatic, that if we all behaved better the world would be a better place.

Given that it is so obvious, you can reasonably wonder why everyone doesn’t just do it. (If you think about it, you will understand why Human nature makes it problematic…)

So, as an individual, you make a decision: Are you going to be part of the problem or part of the solution?

I made that choice many decades ago and have never regretted it.

But no-one ever said (and I never expected) it was going to be EASY.

3.

In today’s world people are probably far more good than our ancestors.

In the last century people fought incredible wars killing millions of people and did untold horrors on others. Descendants of those warring countries — Germany, Japan, Russia, UK — are far nicer than their grandpas.

In the centuries before that people would burn widows and old women (termed witches) for no reason. They would try to measure innocence of an accused by burning their skin and waiting for God to make an intervention. They would kill anyone who had a different opinion on their god by crucifying them with nails hit like a psychopath.

Invading armies would burn up an entire town with all the people if they choose to not surrender. Police were few & biased and court systems didn’t evolve the rigorous processes we have today. You are left at the mercy of a mercurial monarch who can be stupid and vengeful. Untold horrors would be committed with cruel punishments.

We are far better than them. We are mostly law abiding and get very little chance to break the big laws. We are good by default as most of us have very little energy to commit crimes. Crimes in major countries are substantially low compared to even 2–3 decades ago.

The reason you might see a lot more negativity is because of the abundance of social media trying to get your eyeballs. Crime gets your attention and not goodness. You try to vilify people for mistakes that you yourself might not have hesitated to commit.

If you block most of these negative media and yellow journalism, and stick to statistics you can see we are becoming better than our fathers and grandfathers and their ancestors.