I think you're a great person for asking this question. There's nothing wrong with you, at least not yet. I hope not. And even if it is, it is never too late to change.
Table of Contents
- What is good and what is bad?
- Be honest with yourself
- The beauty of being human
- The answer to "Am I a bad person?"
- What can you do to stop feeling that you are bad?
- Parting words
Some things will only be understood with time.
What is good and what is bad?
On the surface, everyone considers normal behavior as good, while abnormal behavior is considered bad. Who is to say that if something breaks the natural order of things, then it could be labeled as 'bad'. However, when you take a closer look at this logic, there's actually no such thing as good and bad - good and bad are terms we use for classification purposes since everything has its own place in the universe.
Be honest with yourself
Everybody has their definition of what good means; however the word is poorly described and highly subjective. The main point is, to be honest with yourself and no one else. If you are an individual who finds themselves putting others down, simply to lift themselves up or possibly justify their own agenda or position, then perhaps now would be a good time to reflect on where your self-esteem has gotten you throughout life? Think about if there is some hidden resentment or jealousy that you may not have known about before? And most importantly how will it help you in living longer-term knowing that there may be people out there who feel they can't trust you & ultimately judge you based on initial impressions of what they think they know about you? Try also to challenge yourself for the better by setting goals for yourself so that these kinds of regrettable emotional attachments may become less likely should more neutral ground ever need to be cleared between 2 people in the future.
The beauty of being human
The one thing we just have to accept is that we are all special and unique in our own way. We are not perfect, and we will never be perfect. We will make mistakes, will hurt others, and get hurt by others. We will experience loss and grief. We will sometimes feel like we are not good enough, and that others are better than us. We will sometimes feel like we have no purpose and that we are not loved. Sometimes it will feel like this will go on forever. The truth is, it won’t.
The answer to "Am I a bad person?"
A bad person will never think that he is a bad person. So he will never ask this question. Which means you are a good person or might be on the path to becoming one. Every person on this planet has the potential to be a bad person. It all depends on what choices we make. The world has horrible people in it, but it also has wonderful people. And the same can be said about you as well. Not everyone is perfect, and that's okay. You are only human, and as such, you will make mistakes. This is how we learn to be better. This is how we grow. You are capable of great kindness and generosity.
What can you do to stop feeling that you are bad?
Being a bad person is a state of consciousness. It is one of the choices you could make. Watch your thoughts, and you will see how your thoughts are making you a bad person. Consciously try to change your thoughts and you'll find that you just feel better and better. We are all born pure and innocent and we all commit sins. But you need to understand that you can't change the past. What you can do is to learn from the mistakes of the past and do better the next time. Please don't be in a hurry to judge yourself. We are all human, and no human is perfect.
If you have done bad things in the past and then didn't change your behavior; if you have hurt other people and if you have hurt yourself by lying and by not following your dreams, then Yes, you are a bad person, but you have the power to change, and that's what makes you human. You can change your future by changing your present. Trust yourself you can and you might be able to. Good luck with it.
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