Before diving into the answer, I believe this question raises other prudent questions. For example, what defines a good man or woman and furthermore what defines a bad person? Both of these questions are determined by your personal experiences; Think of who you consider good and bad in your life and use them as examples. If your answer is yes to this blog question, then is there a certain amount of bad decisions one can make before he or she is consider to be a bad person? The majority of the conversations I had with peers about this question led to them answering yes, and finding anyway to defend there stance but it makes me wonder if they truly believe in this stance. What I mean by this is if you can truly defend your “yes” answer, then will you leave your boyfriend or girlfriend, someone we can assume is a good person, after a few bad decisions? Or even end a friendship because someone decided to put something less important before you?
“Everyone makes bad decisions. No one was perfect except Jesus.”
If you believe everyone can make multiple bad decisions then do bad people even exist? I think we can all agree on the answer to that question, so what’s the difference between a forgivable bad decision and a decision that defines you as a bad person? Some argue it’s about your intent and what you do after your bad decision has been made. Some argue it is all about the situation you were put in, was the bad decision the best decision you could have made in that moment? I may argue it is about the character of the individual. Is this consistent behavior I see you performing habitually or was this a “mistake” that I would not have expected from you?
“Maybe they weren’t a good person their entire lives. And plus everyone stumbles. No one embodies perfection. And most times good people make bad decisions when it comes to bad people because they try to force the good out of everyone”
One of my favorite responses was speaking about how maybe they needed to make those bad decisions to become a good person. I definitely agree with this statement because I have made bad decisions in life, just as we all have, and I have taken time to reflect on why I did the things I did and the outcome of those decisions and I now have the experience and understanding to know better next time. I don’t believe I was ever a bad person but I do believe my bad decisions have made me a better person by learning from them. What are your thoughts, and of course thank you for your opinion.