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.
Particularly in the present chaotic crazy current political environment it is easy to become disillusioned. This is true in the US, in Hong Kong, now in India, and elsewhere throughout the world. We feel powerless […]
Goodness is often forgotten in this competitive, selfish, and greedy world. Goodness is who we are deep down inside. Many conflicting seemingly “good” activities cloud it over. We lose sight of authentic goodness. Essentially it […]
4th of July commemorates American independence. Lincoln said it eloquently during the American Civil War in his Gettysburg Address, “… a government of the people, by the people, and for the people….” He was referring […]