In the course of your life, you will meet different types of people. Some will bring out the best in you, some will use you, some will test you, and some will hurt you badly and leave painful scars in your life. But all these people have a purpose in your life.
At times, their purpose may not be apparent, but if you’re open minded and wise enough, you’ll be able to find out soon enough. So, don’t ever regret meeting anyone because there are valuable lessons you can learn from both positive and negative relationships.
Good people will bring you happiness and lifetime wonderful memories, while bad people will teach you valuable lessons and provide you with the experience you need to grow into a better person.
So, what exactly makes someone else a “good person” to spend your time with? How can you benefit from surrounding yourself with such people? There’s really no one-size-fits-all explanation of a good person.
We are all different and because of that, what makes me happy may not exactly make you happy; what is good for me may not be good for you. The key is to find people that are good for you. To attract the right people to you, you have to be yourself, confident, forgiving and most importantly, give off positive vibes.
Generally, good people are positive and happy people who enrich your life. They can be your friends, family members, colleagues at work or even acquaintances whom you go to the same place with (park, gym, coffee shop, groceries etc).
If you feel energized, relaxed and happy after spending time with them, know that you’re surrounded by good people. However, that’s not all they can do for you. Good people also inspire you to become a better person, they support and motivate you to achieve your goals, and they make you feel loved, worthy and attractive.
They also encourage you to make the necessary changes that you need to success, and be there to cheer you and celebrate your success. In other words, these people genuinely love and care about you just the way you are. Spending time with them brings you pure joy and a lifetime of happiness.
Just as there are good people, bad people exist too and I guess you’ve met lots of them and had your fare share of bad experiences. Some of these people are parasites. They will suck out all your energy, happiness, and even tangible resources without any fear or guilt. Then there are also others who are just mean to you, and hates every single thing you say or do for no apparent reason.
Most of the times, they’ll be very rude to you and say words that hurt you without caring how you feel. Then, there are those who will pretend to be nice initially and manipulate their way into your heart and life, but once you trust them enough to let them in, they will shutter it and turn your life upside down without any regrets whatsoever.
If you can identify with any of these examples, you’ve probably lost control, screamed at them and even sworn never to let any more heartless freaks in your life again. However, there’s a silver lining to meeting such people. Spending time with them gives you the experiences you need to improve your life.
Here are 5 lessons you can learn from your encounter with bad people:
You learn to forgive and forget.
You learn to accept people for who they are.
You learn that not every one will like you.
You learn to love, appreciate and look out for those who are important to you.
You learn to take control of your emotions.
All these lessons will help you make the necessary adjustments in your life, and enable you grow into a better person.
Now that you know that both good and bad people serve a person in your life, you should learn to appreciate everyone you meet because they’re either contributing to your happiness or growth.