We all like to think of ourselves as inherently good. Sometimes we do things that don’t quite achieve that, but we use qualifiers such as 'I'm having a bad day' or 'He/she deserved it’ etc. That way our ego isn’t damaged and we can carry on in the safe knowledge that we’ll act like a good person next time.
A truly good person doesn't let ego get in the way. For example, if someone cuts you up in traffic, your ego says “Hey don't let that happen - honk your horn and get mad!”. But all this achieves is to send more negativity out into the world.
Let go of your ego and be a force for positivity.
If you feel someone has done wrong by you, then try to understand their way of thinking. There is a good chance they think they are a good person too, just like you. They are acting out of their own struggles with ego. Show them compassion in the face of their negativity. Don't reflect anger back to them. Listen and hear what they are saying, and watch their body language. Don't let frustrations over your own struggles with ego taint your relationships. The loser in that situation is you.
Be a positive force in the world. Not just when you feel like it, or when everyone else is conforming to your will and your rules. Every day you will encounter people who get in the way, who do things you don't want, who treat you poorly. Expect that to happen and prepare for it. Let go of your ego and just be a good person. Every day.
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