Thursday, 17 October 2019

How to be a good person

Are you contemplating whether or not you are a good person? Check out Bethan's essay below for some great advice for life!

Are you a good person? How can you tell? There’s got to be some things that make people good. So what are they. In this essay I will label key characteristics that create a good person.

Respect. Everyone likes someone who knows to be respectful to others. Respect is something everyone, no matter what gender race or upbringing, deserves. You’re ability to recognise that makes you a good person.

Humility. Being humble is something that people need to do more these days. Humility gives us the ability to share our help without showing disregard to another person’s needs. For example: if someone is good at math and they are helping other people they will help the person without saying how simple they think it is.

Compassion. If you sympathise with other people you’re more likely to help them and you’ll find yourself helping people more. Getting into the habit of it will create a new way for you to get a good attitude about the way you are impacting other people’s lives. Making your life live to its utmost potential.

If you take these qualities and put them into your daily life. You will mature as a person and find the ability to make better decisions. It won’t be easy but you will be a good person. If we gather these qualities as a species, we can make the world a better place


  1. Hello! I'm a student at a college in the US. I really like how you have a model of how to be a good person. Respect, humility, and compassion are all great qualities to teach. I'm curious if you came up with these characteristics by yourself or as a class team?

  2. Kia Ora PES Room 4, my name is Katelynn and I am a year 8 student at Grey Main School in Totara 1.

    This is a great piece of writing that tells us how to be a good person. I really like how you included lots of information and detail. This reminded me of when my class did argument writing.

    Keep up the great work PES Room 4!

    Totara 1