Most of us want to better ourselves but in moments when the world slows down, we exchange wishes that get easily worn if we do not advance them into everyday endeavors.
The goodness most of us desire is not just a Christmas gesture with a three-day shelf life. It is not dumb and blind with a short memory. It is not a collection of promises that we cannot keep, later excused by guaranteed forgiveness. We are all human after all.
Goodness is not a veil thrown on old failures, injustices, lies, kidnappings, theft, obscure state tenders that we forget about until a neighbor, colleague, politician, party, businessman or firm does it all over again.
Goodness only lasts when we decide once again not to cross the boundaries of decency, truth, humanity, morality and law. Most of the things that the world is afraid of originate beyond these borders.
Some people say about others: they were good yet they did not get anything in return. But people can change their environment and the world for the better only after they change something within themselves and strive to be better. Every single day. Not just on Christmas.