How to become a better human.

How to be human

 We live in a world where it seems only the fittest of the fittest survive on the journey of life. As the world evolves and things and times change, fast. It seems our world is slowly losing its humanity. We don't need to look far to see the horrible effects of greed,  hatred, selfishness, and war.

You may be wondering how you can make the world a better place. You can begin by being a better human. 

Not just to people you've known all your life, but those you haven't had much contact with. These are 10 ways through which you can become a better human. 

1. Put love into action. 

Treat others the way you'd want to be treated. The same way that you wouldn't want others to trample your feelings and treat you as though you mean nothing to them. Give the love that you'd want for yourself. Show others that you truly care for them. Don't say one thing and mean the other.

2. Celebrate other people's success.

Be happy for others when they are progressing in life. Even if you don't know them or their success will be of no benefit to you. Eventually, your time will come.

Envy is too great of a burden to carry. Wish others well and if you can offer a few words of encouragement, do it. Sound advice is priceless, words are more powerful than you might know.

3. Don't spread nasty rumors about others.

Words are strong enough to build a person up and strong enough to break them down. Don't use your words as weapons to hurt others. If you can't find anything good to say about a person. It's best to say nothing at all or say a prayer for them. 

You'll never build yourself up by bringing others down. You're only making it known that you're already beneath them. Or worse, your own words could fall back on you.

4. Think about other people's feelings.

No matter how confident we make ourselves out to be we all have feelings. Try to be as compassionate as you can. People are hurting and sometimes we don't know what happens behind the scenes of their life. Many are just putting up a brave front to combat the daily challenges of life. 

 You may see their smiles but not the pain in their eyes or the scars on their heart. We're all fighting our own battles and the hardest ones are those the world doesn't see.

5. Offer to help

Help those that you can without expecting anything in return. Do it from your heart. Give liberally, to those who can't offer you anything in return. You might be the only one that offers them any form of help. Not just material things, but words of encouragement. You can't tell the impact that your acts of kindness will have on a person's life.

6. Never look down on anyone.

We don't hold the keys to anyone's future. The same person you see at their worst today can become their best tomorrow. Even surpass you! Life can change in a split second for better or worse. 

We're all on this journey. You may be going at a faster pace than someone else, or you may be in a better position than someone else, but don't count them out. 

7. Don't use others for your gain.

Life has a way of rewarding us for the seeds that we have sown. Sow good seeds! Do good to others and it will come back to you. Don't trifle with people's feelings to get what you want. You might get what you want now, but it won't work all the time. What goes around, comes around.  The same way that you might want to have others at your disposal. Someone else might do the same thing, or worse to you. 

8. Cherish those who mean you well.

We tend to think that we have a lot of time with the people in our lives, but life is shorter than we know. So often, we take our loved ones for granted. Cherish those who truly have good intentions for your life. Not everyone is blessed with someone in their life to keep them balanced. Time moves fast, soon the years turn into memories. 

9. Care for your environment.

The earth is our home. Every year we see the horrible effects of oil spills and other irresponsible human behavior that harm the earth and its inhabitants. You may not be spilling oil in the ocean, or polluting the air, but you can care for the earth by planting a tree, caring for the animals, recycling, and practicing proper disposal of your garbage.

10. Be respectful. 

Treat others fairly. Respect their boundaries and their choices, even if you don't agree with them, and if you'd like to share your opinions with them, remember they don't have to agree with you.

These are only a few of the things that you can do to become a better human being. Feel free to comment below. How else can a person become a better human?

See: How can I be kinder to others


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