I like to begin class with a Q/A. A Q/A is a question or an idea to be explored. Here is an example:
Q/A: Why Do Most People Think They Are Good?
People have the tendency to assess their motives, not their behavior or the results/consequences of their behavior. Few people think they mean to do harm. Therefore, no matter how much bad people do, they believe that because ” I/WE meant well” it’s not their fault their behavior or the decisions they made became a disaster for others. We have a tendency to assess others by their behavior or what that behavior produces; but we assess ourselves by our stated intentions/motives.
Q/A: How Do You Know If You Are A Good Person?
1. Who are the people you attract into your life?
Good people generally attract good people, bad people do not. If you assess your friends honestly and conclude they are good people, you are probably a good person. That’s one of the main reason they are in your life.
2. Observe how a person treats others such as a waiter, a substitude teacher, the new person in school, other students in school, their siblings, the school bus driver, you get the idea. Anyone this person won’t benefit from the kindness given to another. The person you are dating, usually wants something from you; your attention, your time, social status etc.
3. Are they grateful people or do they constantly complain? Ungrateful people cannot be either good or happy.
I like to begin each class with what I call Q/A. I use it for: