Is the world a better place because you are in it?

This morning memories of a person popped into my head, and I found myself thinking, sadly, “The world is a better place without you in it.” 

I try very hard not to be judgmental, and I don’t always succeed.  But I can usually find something positive about most everyone.  Having studied psychology, am well aware people tend to be the product of their childhood, and many get a rough start.  I am also aware we can decide what to do with what life gave us.  Understanding why a person acts in unacceptable ways does not give them a free pass to act that way. 

The key is what people do with what they have.  Being a positive force in the world doesn’t require money (although it helps  🙂  ).  Making the world a better place is mostly about attitude — things like smiling at people, being polite, taking responsibility for your actions, being kind, being considerate, picking up your trash, doing your job, that sort of thing.   There are many “lights” in the world who are heroes, and would never see themselves that way.  They make the world a better place.

Is the world a better place because you are in it?

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PS  I have been knitting, and doing things (like going to Fair) and will write about those — eventually.  🙂    Sometimes there are more things to do than time to do them. 

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About judithornot

Lives in semi-rural Northern California, happily married, retired counselor, night person, knits, plays WoW.
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One Response to Is the world a better place because you are in it?

  1. Bridget says:

    I like to think so!

    Like

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