Why is it So Hard to Be Good?

We all want to be good — better than we are. Then, why is it so hard? Dennis identifies the key challenges that hold us back. And offers practical solutions.

Read Dennis’ column on the topic: Dennis’ Reasons Why it is So Hard to Become a Better Person

  • Most people don’t particularly want to be good
  • Confusion exists about what goodness is
  • Goodness is not about intentions
  • We don’t learn how to be good
  • We think too highly of ourselves
  • We think we will be taken advantage of
  • There are few personal models
  • We don’t believe that there are rewards for being good
  • We have to battle our nature
  • “I’m a victim”
  • Few people were raised to be good people
  • In our formative years, the least impressive are rewarded
  • We have psychological blocks
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