Fundamental Desire to do Good is the Basis of Humanity
Man is the only creature in the entire universe who has the power to think and act upon his thoughts. Only a human being can turn his ideas into reality. In childhood, our parents teach us to differentiate between the good and the evil, the right and the wrong. When we grow up and become self-dependent, we can easily distinguish good from bad, right from wrong and positive from negative.
Even as children, we are moved by the feelings of pity and compassion when we see someone in pain or trouble, be it a human being or an animal. It is our instinct to do good that moves and inspires us to help others. In short, we instinctively get inner happiness by doing good which leads to the fact that the good underlies humanity.
“A good deed is never lost.”
― Alexandre Dumas
Intrinsic Goodness of Human Being
Wherever we are and whatever we do, we can contribute towards making a positive difference to the society however small our contribution may seem to be others. The motivation to do good and the execution of positive and constructive ideas are driven by our fundamental character that is basically kind. People are called bad because they are misguided or misdirected. Even a bad person derives happiness by doing good or helping others. It is the circumstances of life which turn a person into a bad human being. Even a hardcore criminal must have done something good in his life and it must have made him happy. Man is a criminal by compulsion not by character. The justice prevails in the end in the ever-going conflict between the good and the evil.
“Good words alone do not make a person good, but good deeds make a person great.”
― Gift Gugu Mona
The Cruelest have turned Prophets of the Good
You must have heard about the lives of King Ashoka. He was very cruel in the beginning. During the battle of Kalinga, he saw huge bloodshed and killings of the innocent people which moved him profoundly. He underwent a change of heart and realized that he could not win over the hearts of people by being cruel. He devoted his life to the service of humanity and finally came to be known as the greatest Hindu ruler of all times by virtue of his works for the welfare of people. His life story can be a source of motivation for all those who made all sorts of mistakes in the past and who now want to do something constructive or positive in their lives.
“We refused to be what the world want us to be- BAD. We are what we are- GOOD. And that’s the way it is going to be.”
― Nurudeen Ushawu
Start Alone and Be the Change
If you want your life to be meaningful and successful, you must devote yourself to some noble cause. The ever-going conflict between the good and the evil requires virtuous people to contribute their bit and make the world a better place to live. Your contribution can be of any kind but if it is for the good of society, you must carry it out.
You may be all alone in the beginning. Your way of doing good may seem absurd to others. People may laugh at you for nurturing an idea which may seem to them far from reality or impossible to bear desired results. You must not forget that big revolutions had originated in the mind of normal human beings who carried it forward and finally people joined these torch-bearers in their fight against injustice. That’s what made all the change and the same thing can work for you.
“You will surely be rewarded for every seed of good deed and godliness.”
― Sunday Adelaja
Do Your Bit to Make a Constructive Change
‘Good’ is the symbol of virtues and ‘Evil’ stands for vices. If you stand for good or fight for some noble cause; you have contributed towards the betterment of the world. The most impossible looking goals can be achieved only if we have a will and determination to attain them. If every one of us pledges to do at least one good or noble work in a day, the world will surely become a much better place to live.
Written By: Deepa Sharma