Are you a good person?
Why striving to be good will help you be happy.
Being good is a moral judgement. And the funny thing about morality is it is all about how we judge other people. Other people either help us or hurt us. If they help us – we deem them good. If they hurt us – we deem them bad. These moral judgements are entirely subjective based on our own feelings and perspective centered on what is good for us.
This is why it’s so darned difficult to define what it means to be good. We know how we would like to be treated, but that doesn’t mean other people want to be treated that way.