How to Live a Happy Life
Adults need to take behavior lessons from their children. Parents are always telling their children to play nice, to share with others and always to say thank you and please. Somewhere along the line, many adults forget these lessons or fail to listen to what they are telling their children.
It is not always easy to tell whether a person is good or if they are bad when you first meet them. People are guarded about the information they give out about themselves. There are also many people who do not like to be noticed for the things they do. They would rather blend into the crowd.
As you get to know a person better, it becomes a lot more obvious who is good and who is not. People that do good things for themselves and others cannot always hide this fact. It is easy to see when they are doing things for others. It is easy to see when they are teaching their children how they are supposed to act. It is easy because they lead by example.
As a child, it is easy to learn the difference between right and wrong. As an adult it is not so easy. Adults may think that they are set in their ways and they may be reluctant to change, but that does not have to be the case. Instead of saying that they you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, it is better to figure out ways to become thought of as a good person. The key is to exemplify the right behavior.
Be a role model for others. If you want to be a better person, let others see how you are doing it. If you know that your room should be neat and tidy and your mother is no longer around to do it for you, do it yourself. Other people, especially children, will notice and will appreciate what you are doing. With a little luck, they may even start to emulate your good behavior.
Don’t be a gossiper. It may be fun to spread some funny story. You can talk about how your neighbor is having an affair with the postman or how your boss is really a transvestite, but what good is that going to do. If you are telling a story, put yourself into the shoes of who the story is about. If you don’t want others to say these things about you, don’t say them about others.
Don’t force yourself on others. You cannot and should not try to control others. The other person almost always believes they are right and there is no reason to try to prove them wrong. That is true even if it is easy to show them how wrong they are. People will act the way they have learned through the years. If they like to fight, they will always fight. Instead of trying to change the other people, change what you can control, yourself.
Everybody has their own opinion of what good art is. Even if they are wrong, it is still their opinion.If you can change the way you act and become what others consider a good person, you will be rewarded. You will notice that the people around you are acting the same way you do and your life will become much more enjoyable. At least that is the plan.