Monday, January 16, 2006

Has dishonesty become a way of life?

"If thou art a master, be sometimes blind; if a servant, sometimes deaf."
- Thomas Fuller

Good advice, if you are prepared to accept that the world is basically dishonest.

What if it isn't? What if the world is basically honest, but a relatively small number of dishonest people give us the impression that the world is not honest?

Sometimes people accept dishonesty because they believe the choice is simple, honestly would be brutal and destructive while accepting dishonesty would be quiet and non-distruptive.

The world is only black and white if you choose to see it that way. There are alternatives to confrontation when situations of dishonesty arise in our lives.

Sometimes people just need to have the advantages of the honest path pointed out to them. They may not be able to see the honest path because everyone is looking the other way.

No matter what way others are looking, it doesn't mean that is the best direction to go. They might be wrong.

Bill Allin
'Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems,' striving to show the peaceful middle ground between brutal honesty and brutal dishonesty.
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