I recently discussed the idea of not disregarding people’s good works simply due to their faults.
For example, DSK was known as being an amazing politician who would be good for the country… he had an incident of something akin to harassing or groping – I really don’t remember, because that really wasn’t the point of any of the talk in France at the time – a chambermaid while he was visiting the US.
The world disclaimed him and wrote him off… yet he still had done amazing things for his people and his country.
DSK has been awesome, and he also did some not good works.
Doing one bad thing doesn’t make him bad always or at the core.
Fast-forward to tonight, when I found myself discovering that I had never fully evaluated the opposite, the inverse.
Just because someone does something good does not make him or her good always or at the core…
Sadly, I have had terrible, terrible people do very nice and kind and good things…
Also, I have had amazingly wonderful and good people do some really bad things…
The few bad or few good do not determine the person.
I’m not exactly sure at the moment what does make the person, other than what’s on the inside, and we just have to be able to judge that from interaction and not individual actions on the person’s part…, but I know a few acts of good or bad do not do it.
Perhaps, even, a million actions of either good or bad do not make the person.
So, then, it would have to be a ‘what’s on the inside’ kind of conversation, I think…
I’ve actually always felt that way about it, but I’m not sure I had ever put it into words.
Yes, our actions speak louder than words, but who we are speaks loudest, and that is in our presence – it is in our whole being, it is the energy that we each bring to the table of the game of life.
(Great game, by the way.)
So, yeah… that’s what came up strongly tonight… 😛
P.S. Yet again, I am going to bed only three and a half hours before my alarm must sound in the ‘morning’… ugh(!)…