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18 ways to be a good person without trying too hard

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I grew up with the belief that being a good person is something we should all strive to be.

It always made sense to me that we should be honest and treat other people kindly, after all, that’s what we’d like, isn’t it?

The simple truth is that if you want to be good, it’s really not that difficult.

Here are 18 ways to be a good person without trying too hard:

1) Be honest

Start with being honest.

Now, of course, that doesn’t mean that you should never tell white lies to spare someone’s feelings. I actually think that being honest no matter what can be unnecessarily cruel.

For example, if your friend who is sensitive about her weight asks, “Does this dress make me look fat?” you’ll tell her “No, you look really nice in that dress.” Telling a white lie to spare her feelings is what a good friend does.

So what do I mean when I mention honesty?

I mean that you should not lie, cheat, and deceive other people for your own personal gain.

And when you think about it, it’s really not that hard to be honest. All you have to do is tell the truth.

Easier than making up lies, right?

2) Treat others the way you want to be treated

The world would be a much nicer place if everyone would just treat each other the way they’d like to be treated themselves.

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