I feel the days when we had the best of humans on earth was probably during the days when we didn't have the internet because looking back at those days, a lot of people did things because they wanted to and not because they were being influenced by someone who probably was living a fake life on the internet, deceiving thousands and millions of their followers.
I like to think that during those days people were genuine to themselves and everyone else and that was probably why they lived longer.
Anyway, earlier today I was thinking about something and decided to come throw the question out here to see and read you guys thought on the issue. The question is actually a simple one and goes like this.
"Is it a bad thing when someone does good deed to someone not because they're good people but because they want other people to see them as good people?"
A good example is when people help someone only because they want to capture it on their phone and then go post it on the internet.
There was a time the Lagos state governor stopped his convoy on the road when he saw two little kids in the street fetching water when they should be in school and then he made promises to help the kids and all of that and a lot of people on the internet started to say that the governor only stopped because he wanted his picture taken with the kids in other for people to see that and hopefully vote for him next year, seeing how the elections are close. A political move.
Now his motives may be wrong but I feel that the majority of those people online were focusing on the wrong detail. Because election or no election, the governor probably just changed that kids life for good (if he actually does good by his promise) and irrespective of whatever his motive for doing that is, the fact that someone who really needs that help will be benefitting from it shouldn't be overlooked.
Anyways I really need you guy's answer on the question, Is it a bad thing when someone does good to someone not because they're good people but because they want other people to see them as good people?
For me I don't think it is. What should really matter to the people is the good deed you're doing. The only time the latter should matter is when the reason you're doing the good deed for is very bad and probably worse than the good deed itself.