Everyone has a kernel of goodness within – everyone, even the meanest people. We are products of our environment. Harsh environments produce harsh responses. We distinguish between the person and the actions. Thus respect and compassion for everyone is important. This does not mean we have to agree, or even be passive. We can resist and we must resist when there is harm, while maintaining respect for the person, the potential goodness inside of the person.
Common decency and mutual respect are sine qua non – without which there is nothing. Without decency and respect, chaos and conflict prevail. Unfortunately, common decency and mutual respect are losing ground. People are acting […]
We need to consider how our actions, in affecting the environment, are likely to affect others. This is often difficult to judge; but it is clear that we are the only species with the power […]