For such is the weakness of human nature, alas, that evil is often more readily believed and spoken of another than good. But perfect men do not easily believe every tale that is told them, for they know that man’s nature is prone to evil, and his words to deception.
- Thomas a Kempis
Something that has been a personal goal of mine is to be less judgmental and to try and see the best in people even if their outer self isn’t readily their best self. I constantly remind myself that we all have imperfections and based on our own personal qualities and talents it may be more easy or difficult to work on those imperfections. I also have to remind myself not to hold grudges based on others’ shortcomings especially when they are actively making changes to overcome their own deficiencies. And most of all, I constantly remind myself that I am flawed in many ways, therefore making me a poor judge on the actions of others.