Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Top 10! To be considered a good human being...

We talk about 10 good things, top 10 things, 10 things to do, etc. Why not approach a favorite question of mine from the opposite angle? Here’s my ‘reverse’ question - What are the top 10 things that prevent a person from being called a good human being? In other words, what are the top 10 things one should not do if one wants to be *considered* to be a good human being? The list below is not necessarily in any particular order and is just a spontaneous list…

1. Create loads of problems for others intentionally and make their life wretched.
2. Be jealous of others
3. Protect oneself at the cost of others. Think ‘win-lose’ all the time.
4. Not stand by what is right (be indifferent to the truth)
5. Develop hatred towards others
6. Withhold information from fellow-men that may be essential to the latter
7. Take/Accept credit for others’ work.
8. Spread rumors about others
9. Manipulate and make ‘use’ of people to further one’s own needs!
10. Pour cold water over others’ plans and ambitions by discouraging/scaring them despite not being eligible to lend advice.

This may be a sort of 'kiddish' list I guess.... :-) Have you got a better one?


Anonymous said...

No not a kiddish list at all. a very nice list, but (there is always a but ;) ) if you really think about it, these are all expressions rather than the original problem. so if one had some CONSTRUCTIVE goal to work for and keep him or her occupied, then he/she couldnt be bothered doing any of the 'not to do actions' in the list.

as da vinci said - And those men who are inventors and interpreters between Nature and man, as compared with boasters and declaimers of the works of others, must be regarded and not otherwise esteemed than as the object in front of a mirror, when compared with its image seen in the mirror. For the first is something in itself, and the other nothingness -- Folks little indebted to Nature, since it is only by chance that they wear the human form and without it I might class them with the herd of beasts.

Nimmy said...

you know what? the irony is, i think, that many people end up behaving so in a mad rush to achieve their goals!!!!!!!!!!!!!! irrespective of whether the end point is constructive or not.

and if there are too many such 'artificially' created road blocks on the path to your own 'constructive' goal, there are times when you can get frustrated unless you can see the goal through/above/below the obstacle...