Good people almost always mean good – that is, they almost always have good intentions.
Some good people are good at being good – even great at itSome good people are good at being good, and as a result, they are well liked, usually. Except by bad people. Bad People hate good people, especially the good people who are good at being good. You’ll find these good people working at the soup kitchen, giving money to the beggars on the street, writing thank you letters and birthday cards and truly meaning it to everyone they know, cheering for their kids at soccer practice, taking in that stray dog or cat, and calmly and kindly controlling a classroom of inner city kids, because they are respected by the kids. They might often donate half or more of their money to the poor, drive a beater car even though they make over $100,000 per year, donating clothes and food to the local food bank, and helping out at the local shelter.
Not all good people are good at being goodKeep in mind, not all good people who are good at being good do all these good things. They just don’t do bad or evil things, and sometimes not wanting to be evil is just as good as devoting their lives to charity. So some good people do a whole bunch of good things; whereas other good people simply don’t do a whole bunch of bad things.
Some good people are really bad at being good even though they are inherently goodOther good people almost always have good intentions, but often fail at it and end up making a whole lot of mistakes. However, even though these good people often look like bad people, they are most definitely not bad people. They are still good people. They just aren’t very good at being a good person even though they really try to be. These good people are often not well liked, because most people can’t see past a person’s mistakes. Some of these good people ultimately become bad people, but most of them continue being a good person their whole life, making many mistakes. They sometimes suffer greatly because of their mistakes. But suffering certainly does not make them a bad person. They are still a good person. Often they feel misunderstood, and it’s true.
Some other good people are sometimes bad but are usually good, and at least try to improve when they are bad because at heart they are a good personAnother kind of good person is similar to the previous one, except sometimes they do bad things. Not just mistakes, but bad things with bad intentions. You could say, they are temporally a bad person. However, overall these people are still good people. They could use some help to overcome being bad sometimes, and they actually desire to never be bad, often taking steps to change.
Many people have been hurt, either physically or psychologically, by these good people who acted bad. It’s unfortunate, and if you’ve been hurt by one, you might even think they are a bad person; but they are not a bad person. They just do bad things sometimes. They need some help to change. Often the reason they do bad things is because they have been hurt or even brainwashed by an actually Bad Person. So what you’re seeing is not the good person, but actually a reflection of the bad person from this good person’s past, usually a bad parent or bad family member. Please forgive them and help them become more good.
But be careful that you’re not actually dealing with a “Bad person who pretends to be good in public but not at home, and are an expert at it” (see below to read about these kind of people), because these good people can often be confused for those kind of bad people.
Bad People, on the other hand, usually have bad intentions. On rare occasions, bad people will have good intentions. However, this is very rare. More frequently, bad people will do good things with bad intentions. This definitely does not make them a good person. They are a bad person at their very core.
Bad people who pretend to be good peopleSome bad people are really good at pretending to be a good person. They will often use this to their advantage, exploiting good people and gullible good and bad people by pretending to have good intentions, but really having some selfish, or sinister, or devious, or in some way malfeasant, nefarious, or detrimental purpose, usually to cause personal gain or to cause some harm to another.
Bad people who are just bad are don’t care or even pretend to be goodOther bad people don’t care what anyone thinks. These are one of the worst kind of bad people because they don’t even give the illusion of goodness, except by accident sometimes. Whereas some bad people pretending to be good might accidentally or inadvertently do good, these bad people do not even pretend to be good, they just do whatever they want. These bad people need to be “put down” (like a dying dog), or tortured until they have some sense. However, in reality don’t actually do this, because it’s easy to confuse this kind of bad person with the latter good person (the one who is truly good but makes so many mistakes they appear bad). It would be tragic to treat one of those good people who accidentally acts bad, like one if these bad people. Unfortunately, unlike The Terminator, it’s often difficult or even impossible to distinguish which is which. Which unfortunately means that these bad people get away with much more than they should.
Bad people who pretend to be good in public but not at home, and are an expert at it; they are the most evil of allThe third kind of bad person is a little of both of the above two types of bad people. These bad people pretend to be good people in public, but at home they act like the bad person they really are, in the form of an abusive spouse, abusive parent, or some other type of bad person in their home life. This is the worst bad person of all, because these are the most conniving, deceitful, manipulative bastards you’ve ever met, and you’ll never even know it.
These evil bad people never try to do good; they just pretend to be good in public, but never actually do anything good. As a result it’s impossible to tell that they are at home beating their wife or stabbing their husband or raping their children. Their family at home knows, of course, but are usually too scared to tell anyone. The few bold enough to tell, are not believed, because the bad person is such a master manipulator that not once on their life have they ever slipped up and acted bad in public. These people should be killed upon sight, to prevent their DNA from continuing on. Unfortunately, they are so good at being sneaky lying manipulative bastards that you will never know who they are, unless you hear about one on the news.
Bad people who pretend to be good in public but not at home, are not always the best masterminds; on a very rare occasion are actually good; but are usually evilThere is a fourth type of bad person. These bad people are just like the previous bad people, with the exception that they are not as perfect an evil mastermind. These bad people are not always bad people. Sometime, they are even good people with good intentions. Usually, however, even their good intentions have selfish or even vile intentions behind them. These people are multifaceted. They are also master manipulators, but they aren’t always perfect at manipulating. Sometimes they slip up. As a result, these bad people often do not have very many friends, if any. Without seeing the whole picture, you might even think these are good people. They are not, however. They are bad people, because most of the time, they have bad intentions.
Most of the time, they are not just bad, but truly downright evil. Worse, they usually get away with it: abusing, stealing, lying, manipulating, neglecting, and worse. They often do have boundaries and some false sense of morality, like no killing, or selling drugs. Instead, they do things like kill their family members psychologically instead with constant beating, brainwashing, intimidation, and isolation; and might overmedicate their children for fictitious “issues” as a way to control them. It’s just as bad, yet somehow in these bad people’s twisted mind they are able to justify it. Some may even believe that in literally torturing and abusing their family members, that they are doing the right thing. In reality they are just lying to themselves. Somewhere deep inside they know what they’re doing is wrong. Like the worst evil people, outsiders would never guess that home life with these bad people is hell on earth, or worse. Their victims either are too afraid to speak up, or no one believes them when they try. As a result, these bad people usually get away with it.
Some bad people can change
Not every person who is a bad person has to stay a bad person. They could become a good person. Usually, however, a bad person cannot become a good person on their own. It usually takes some sort of life-altering event, such as a near-death experience, failed suicide, death of a family member, or some other extreme life event, before the bad person will wake up and realize it’s time to start trying to become a good person. This is because truly bad people do not want to stop being a bad person. They like being bad, and either they are so self-absorbed that they don’t really care how their actions affect other people, or they genuinely enjoy hurting other people.
It usually will take some sort of life-and-death turning point before they could possibly start trying to become a good person – and even then, the worst bad people still will not change. They will go to their grave a bad person. However, if the bad person does decide to become a good person, then at this point the bad person is no longer a bad person, but they have become a good person who makes many mistakes. However, they can only now be called a good person if they have truly changed their core motivations, which is rare, but possible.
Which type of person are you? Which type of person would you like to be?
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