Most people are NOT good people.

Apr 15, 2024

Caution: The content ahead may include potentially sensitive subject matter. 
The idea that “most people are good people” is often wishful thinking, as individuals may not always genuinely act positively. People may conceal darker aspects, especially those influenced by wealth, status, or opportunities. The belief that good people consistently act positively is not always true; some may go along with evil rather than opposing it.
In a world that emphasizes being positive and often demands that others say what sounds good rather than truly being good, we find ourselves pushing for an image of kindness and niceness in all situations. However, this approach may not often be effective. Instead of treating others solely as we wish to be treated, it might be more beneficial to treat others based on how they treat us – perhaps even doubling our response.
There is a time and place for everything: kindness, rudeness, strength, and silence. Yet, one personality trait that is often wrongly emphasized is perpetual kindness in all circumstances.
Consider the example of a bully. Bullies are generally not liked, yet they exist. This persistence could be due to uncorrected behavior stemming from deep personal problems. However, responding to a bully’s aggression with kindness and niceties may not be suitable in such situations.
A bully may perceive a friendly and kind demeanor as weakness and vulnerability, leading them to become even more powerful and aggressive towards the kind-hearted individual. The behavior of a friendly person may not be interpreted by a bully as intended – it may be seen as a sign of weakness. This explains why bullies often target those they perceive as weaker and avoid stronger, tougher individuals.
This article is not suggesting that one should act tough; rather, it advocates for humility while acknowledging the reality of the world we live in. Like a lion in the jungle, we must understand the nature of our environment and adjust accordingly. A lion does not attack every animal it encounters; it spends its life training to be a lion – sometimes relaxing, sometimes asserting its dominance when necessary.
Everyone admires the idea of being a lion until they realize the dedication and hard work it requires in becoming a lion. However, by shaping our personalities with discipline and resilience, we can better navigate the challenges of the real world.
For men, the aim could be to become fit and strong, well-dressed, humble, and kind – embodying a balanced and assertive presence suited to face life’s challenges.
You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats those who can do nothing for him. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
there is ‘a bit of Hitler in everyone. -Jordan Peterson, suggests the presence of inner darkness. It’s challenging but necessary to move beyond pleasing ideas and establish a foundation of principles.
Men, in particular, may struggle with presenting principles in certain situations but abandoning them when faced with attractive females.
The message encourages developing strong principles, being authentic, and expressing oneself despite social pressures. It challenges the notion that most people are inherently good and emphasizes opposing wrongdoing to avoid repeating a history marked by evil actions.
The message discourages self-censorship for the sake of appearing good and highlights that high-value individuals may face criticism for expressing strong principles.
Examples like Braveheart illustrate the importance of individuals with strong principles while acknowledging that not everyone is inherently good.
The statement “Most people are good” may seem fitting, but the definition of “good” varies.
A person can be good one day and evil the next, treating parents well but friends poorly. The message stresses that true character is revealed depending on the opportunity. If a person doesn’t have the chance he may remind or be seen as good. This is where the statement most people are good, may have come from.
A strong, authentic person doesn’t excessively focus on sounding good, past hardships, or feelings. They resist conforming for personal gain, which may lead to job loss and strained relationships. However, the trade-off is a higher quality of life.
The message prompts individuals to challenge their best versions and not settle for comfort. It suggests that individuals need to face challenging situations to reveal their true character, whether good or evil. The quickest way for a person’s true colors to shine is in opportunities that a person understands he can get away with and/ or he’s allowed to act evil.
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