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When it comes to being a good person in this day and age far too many people forget just how easy it really is. Sure, we might do kind things here and there, but we forget to take care of one another properly and that can set us behind in big ways.

Below I am going to go over some basic rules that help to make up truly good people who are capable of actually making a difference in this world. People who do these things and live life in this manner are capable of really helping others all the while keeping their own lives intact. They do the most but also remain as on top as possible all the while.

11 Rules For Being A Decent Human Being:

1. Be yourself, don’t try to change who you are.

Don’t try to change who you are or make yourself fit into a box you don’t fit into. Being your authentic self is important. Other people aren’t going to get you if you never show them who you are to begin with.

2. Let go of anger.

Stop being so over the top and holding onto the negative emotions in your life. Let anger flow away from you not into you. You should never allow these kinds of things to take control of your life.

3. Think positively as often as possible.

The more positive you are the better your life will end up being. You can’t assume that things will always be negative and expect them to change. You have to allow that sense of positivity to have a home in your life.

4. Tell people how you feel.

Don’t close yourself off from others. They deserve to know how you feel. If you never share your emotions other people will walk all over you.

5. Say ‘please’ and ‘thank you.’

Being polite in this day and age isn’t as hard as we tend to act like it is. Just say these things from time to time and show others the kindness they show you. Don’t be cold for no reason.

6. Don’t lie, even little white ones.

Lying in many ways opens the door to a lot of trust issues with the people in your life. While the truth sometimes hurts those who it pertains to deserve to hear it.

7. Don’t always expect the worst out of others.

Don’t dismiss people over one little thing. We are all human beings and we are all capable of change. Be willing to offer second chances to those who deserve them.

8. Think about other people.

Don’t be so obsesses with yourself. Sometimes you need to be willing to take the time to really consider the ways in which other people are feeling. Your emotions are not the only emotions that matter.

9. Give out the apologizes that you owe others.

Don’t waste your time holding off on apologies or let different things hold you back. If you need to say ‘sorry’ say it. Life is too short to spend it closing connections off over small issues. If you want someone to forgive you for something you’ve done, you need to be willing to apologize.

10. Spend time with those who matter to you.

Don’t forget to show the people who matter to you that they matter to you. Again, life is very short. We all need to remember how important it is to properly care for the connections that we want to continue to flourish in our lives.

11. Keep your promises and don’t agree to things you’re not going to do.

If you want to be a good person this is probably one of the most important rules on this list. Don’t say you’re going to do something and then not follow through. Only agree to things you’re willing to actually do.