Could it be that we are currently allowing ourselves to see the good that someone else may not see? Good people aren’t hard to find, they’re accepted.

To many, many people I am a good, loving, loyal, and talented person. But if you ask some, I’m no good at all. I know and love many people that I would say are wonderful humans that to some are the devil incarnate. How is this possible?

It really is a matter of perspective. If someone views the world as a threatening place they will be more likely to find the danger in others first (newsflash, we can all be dangerous, yes, even you). If someone views the world as generally good, they’ll be more likely to see the good in others. Let’s assume, for a moment, that *most* people are good.

If we rule out anyone who’s ever been convicted of a crime, even only felonies, and label them generally “bad”, we have just ruled out 1/5 of the population in the United States. Do you really think that 1/5 of the U.S. population is bad? No, of course not. It is possible that good people do bad things, let us just assume.

Now, when you meet someone and assume they are good, you treat them as if they are good. They pick up on this because every time they do something you find good you draw a little closer, open up a little more, and create more of a connection. People like this, let us just assume. Could it be that we are currently allowing ourselves to see the good that someone else may not see?

When we see others we will make more connections and build our network if we choose to see the good in others. Of course, people can choose to be not so nice, but if we allow someone the opportunity to show that they *are* good, decent human beings we suddenly begin to find a lot more of them.

Not so strange. When’s the last time you gave someone a chance?

With Love
Ruth Utnage