Oct 13, 2009

Who is good?

Who is a good person?
He, who can not even unravel, what is good and what is bad?
He, who can just understand, what is good and what is bad and can not stay any more?
He, who can adjust himself patiently to both good and bad on knowing them fairly well?
He, who can reciprocate to every good and bad?
After all,
To know what is bad in other person, you must have understood what it is all about.

Then, what a good person means to you?

I know, it is not easy enough to give it a thought and at the same time it is very fair enough to ask ourselves this question once in a while, as we used to conclude people every day.

Before closing the post, let me tell you something…

From each and every category out of the four kinds of people said in the initial lines, so far, there are enough people who are remembered, who are valued, and who are respected and honored in every generation and history of the human beings.

Then, who is good specifically?

“Everybody is good and everybody is bad based on the circumstances”…huhhh…very simple answer and true as well…but this is not what expected out of the question. Please take time and do let me know your views.

PS: I hope you would not bring the concept of GOD in to this, please.

44 comments:

Leo said...

hmm... a good person to me is one who is honest... who admits to his or her faults and sees the good in you... if he sees the bad in you, he tells the thought to you alone, and not in front of all so that u r embarassed... who makes the good in others show out even when the others intend to show out the bad part!!

yes.. circumstances do make a person good or bad.. yet even how you take negativity also influences it i believe.. :)

kasabiangirl said...

It's so difficult to pinpoint what really makes a person good...but these are my thoughts on the subject...A good person to me is one who is sensitive to other people's feelings, hurts no one, commits no crime and doesn't blame circumstances for his or her behavior. I really admire people who do not sit and judge other people.

A good person doesn't really have to be the Next Mahatma Gandhi..All I look forward to these days in a good person is an ability to mind his or her own business :)

anupama said...

Dear Prams,
sorry,dear i missed out a few posts.really thought provoking one;
God has created everyone good,
There is no bad people in this world;
As beauty lies in beholder's eyes,
Our attitude should be changed,
And we should be positive always.
The circumstances n backgrounds,
The family history n happenings,
Make a person good or bad.
And during this DIWALI time,
When you burn Narakasura,
Please burn all the evils,
That are still existing,
And when you take that oil bath,
Before sunrise on DIWALI,
ONE MORE GOOD PERSON IS BORN.:)
I want to believe in a better tomorrow,
And I know all good people
Will make it true.
Wishing all my good mates a wonderful DIWALI,
sasneham,
anu

Sojo Varughese said...

Goodness is relative!To me a good person is someone who cares enough about himself/herself and others!

RSV said...

good is one who is good..that's all..
no one is perfect and perfect is one who knows that no one is perfect....

manivannan said...

Just read your comment and came here, was surprised to see another post, and another thought-provoking question! I appreciate it!

Who is a good person?
Hmm....One who is compassionate to all living beings....One who sees himself in every being...One who treats the King and the pauper, the wise and fool equally....One who remains the same wherever he may be....One who sees all living creatures as one and the same....One who has no friends and no enemies....And treats every being as himself....IS A GOOD PERSON FOR THE UNIVERSE AND ALL LIVING BEINGS!

Pramoda... I just want to add that this is not a concept...an Utopian dream...but a practical possibility!

Sid 'Ravan' Kabe said...

I believe a person who listens to others but takes a leap is a good person.
I don't care what he does, but he should stay true to what he is.

Guria said...

Hmm.. this question is something I have given thought to too... according to me a good person is one who stays true to his heart...
for protective reasons (protecting your sanity) I will withhold tedious explanations :P :D
Good food for thought, though :)

Yellow Tulip said...

hmm i wonder this most of the times:)..hmmm for me a good person is one who can smile with all his heart with no guilt... even if he never helped anyone but himself, he should have not done anythin mean to others..if atleast once in a while if the person can bring tat smile u know innocent babies' smile type on any other person n lift his/her spirit tat's jus a plus point:)...

Escapist said...

All depends on ur perception of mind how u wil differentiate between good and bad.......


Jolieess:-)

P.S:- Its said that nothing is bad,your thinking makes it so.

Amity Me said...

Prams,

we either make ourselves good or bad...

but we have a chance to take the better path, i mean the good path to become good...

and if people choose the bad path, then then become bad...

but I know, what we make of ourselves is what we are...

very nice post dear!:)

soin said...

he who does what he judges to be right then,sticks to it till the end if its correct.. and tells sorry when it wrong..hes a good man..free

KParthasarathi said...

Talking about the first category where the individual is not able to distinguish between good and bad must be a muff.The second category who understands the difference buy doesnt say anything is a coward and disinterested.I think most of us fall in third category.The fourth with an attitude of 'a tooth for tooth,an eye for eye' is vengeful.
Pramoda, when I read this piece I was reminded of the famous question by Socrates"Is it good to be great or great to be good?"
You have also raised tricky questions
Have a great day

prajyot said...

Good Person to me is :

1.Who thinks about others first
2.Who is understanding,socially aware,caring and selfless
3.Who knows how to respect people, society and country as a whole
4.HUMAN BEING

Suree said...

For me good person is some one who is pure at his heart and less selfish

Snow White said...

hi pramoda,
one more thought-proviking question:)
All people are good itself at heart..circumstances make them to act differently..
A good person is one who is sensitive to feelings of others and doesnt hurt them purposefully.
Even if you cant help someone giving moral support is what matters sometimes..
Keep who are around u happy always..
Atlast what i can say is,be happy and make others feel happy :)

Creativity!! said...

Dear, One Who Has Positive Attitude Is considered To be A Good Person[according to me].....

Good Excellent tricky question.....Pramoda :) :)

deeps said...

unfortunately yaar i read the P.S thing only when it needed to be read ... so...
let s not be sitting the seat of a judge to give our verdit on who s n who s not good, leave that to God na?

HaRy!! said...

hmmm good person is some one who does not sin in the name of God!...well written !

Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

Well written post. I think goodness comes from within and expresses itself outwards through communication and action. Mostly, through simplicity and unselfish, unconditional giving for the society at large, not just for one's immediate social circle.

Being Pramoda... said...

HI VInay,

very well said...

**if he sees the bad in you, he tells the thought to you alone, and not in front of all so that u r embarassed... who makes the good in others show out even when the others intend to show out the bad part!!

loved this attitude of urs..

Being Pramoda... said...

@ Kasabian gal

hey..well written..

yeah..every one need not to be a mahatma gandhii ..:)

**I really admire people who do not sit and judge other people.

:)..good and keep it up ..

Being Pramoda... said...

HI ANu,

beautiful explanation..:)..and attitude too ..

good gal..:)

Being Pramoda... said...

HI Sojo,

i respect ur view..:)Thanks for sharing this

Being Pramoda... said...

Hi Rahul..

haha..soo simple and good.:)

Being Pramoda... said...

HI MAni,

**One who sees himself in every being...One who treats the King and the pauper, the wise and fool equally....One who remains the same wherever he may be....

agreed...and well said too..

but person having no frnds and no enimies..?? no enimies is k ..and no frns//

any way ..thanks alt..

Being Pramoda... said...

HI Sid,

yeah we shd be true to ourselves ..:) Thanks alot..

Being Pramoda... said...

HI GUria..

**according to me a good person is one who stays true to his heart...

well, we shd follow it ..

Being Pramoda... said...

HI NAnditha,

**if atleast once in a while if the person can bring tat smile u know innocent babies' smile type on any other person n lift his/her spirit tat's jus a plus point:)...

yeah..smile can keep many things straight and wil keep us happy too ..:) Thanks dear..

Being Pramoda... said...

HI Escapist,

well said..and thanks ..

Being Pramoda... said...

HI Amity,

** what we make of ourselves is what we are...

:) YES...:) Thank Youuu...

Being Pramoda... said...

HI Soin,

very well said..:) such kind of persons are always remembered ..

Being Pramoda... said...

HI Partha uncle,

Thanks alott for the detailed analysis and thought..

:)thanks for the socrates' one..:) soo encouraging are ur words..thanks uncle ..

Being Pramoda... said...

HI Prajyot..

Thanks for sharing ur opinions..they are valued..and plz keep coming here ..

Being Pramoda... said...

HI SUresh,

Thanks for sharing ur views..thank youu so much ..

Being Pramoda... said...

HI SUma,

**Even if you cant help someone giving moral support is what matters sometimes..

soo good attitude..:) ..

keep it up ..

Being Pramoda... said...

HI Sahana,

Thanks alott dear ..:) ...:)

Being Pramoda... said...

HI deeps,

Good that u read the PS...hehe..:) and thanks for ur presence here ..

Being Pramoda... said...

HI Hary,

AGreed...:) ..Thank You so much ...

Being Pramoda... said...

HI Swapna,

yeah ..

**unconditional giving for the society at large, not just for one's immediate social circle.

true true..and hats off to u foe this ..)

Prasad Gutti said...

Hi Prams,

I found a special thing in every post of yours. Just you asks every person what they feel about the things and what is their openions right.. Better you should be a journalist. haahhaha

Hope you would become in Future.

Lets come to your point of question. First of all I think you have targetted me and insisted to not to bring GOD into picture ... right? hhahh no probs..

I hope there is nothing like a Good or Bad in this universe. It is we feel everything and we accept what we want and it is we expresses everything as per our wish. If there is no Bad in this world, this means that there is no Good too. Because there is no shadow without you, the samething applies to Bad and Good too. There is no Good without Bad and viceversa.

Every person is unique, so everyperson does Good as well as bad. But the thing is how you accepting it. What you are learning with it. What you are giving to others. Also I hope both things should be there in a limited manner. Otherwise there is a heavy harm beyond it. For example

1. Sun gives us light and heat. But if it exceeds the limit which is unacceptable by us, then we may dye. Otherwise our eyes may effect. But if the same sun doesnt give light, plants may die.

2. We feel that we should not make harm to anyone. Not only annimals, lets take plants. There are some small plants which make harm to Paddy crops at the very beginning stage of their growth. So we should forcefully remove those harmful small plants. Here we are making some bad to provide good to others. This means that we are not doing bad, or good.

Just I have explained what I thought about the topic provided by you. So my only advise to everybody in this universe is "Dont thing howmuch bad you are getting from others, but just think about how much good you are providing to others. It makes you feel happy, depressionless and fresh and energitic days in your life."

Sorry for this long writing and making you to feel bore. There is so much to say but just stopped here.... hahahah

These are only the thoughts occured in my mind.

--
Prasad

Being Pramoda... said...

hi prasad,

really long one !!!

:) ..any ways thanks for sharing ur ideas..its pleasure reading themm..:)

nice examples and last para was superb..Thank youuu..

Prasad Gutti said...

Thank you...

But I dint get replies for my earlier comments...

--
Prasad

Being Pramoda... said...

yaa,,m in the process now....;)