Thursday, March 24, 2011

People are people

I did it. I finally was able to convince my husband that people are people. There are good and bad people everywhere in the world. You take any community, neighbourhood, town, village, city, country, or continent, people are just human beings. So my next task was to convince him that if anyone is apparently bad (because they could be good inside) it is because of the possibility of them being insecure or it could be their upbringing. Sometimes people think that if they are nice, others can take advantage of them. A lot of times so many factors get in our own way of wanting to be nice. So finally, my husband gave in. He said that everyone has at least one good thing in him.
Parents of today's kindergartners and first graders are raising their children with utmost care. They do not want their kids to grow up to be racist or sexist or religiously biased. There is an increased amount of awareness about teaching your kids self-worth and self-respect while teaching them to respect others at the same time. As a matter of fact people are thinking of giving their kids fresh environment even before their kids are born and sometimes even before they meet their possible future spouses. This makes me feel a little relaxed. Now the only task a head is to put away those people who take advantage of kids.
We lost one of our favourite actresses yesterday when Elizabeth Taylor passed away.  Different television channels have been showing her life, her achievements and her diamonds and her wealth from perfume line etc. I am just glad that I did not come across any remark about her childhood being scared or her innocence being robbed. No wonder there was always a certain level of confidence and glow about her.

9 comments:

Bossy Betty said...

What a great post. I have a lot of faith in the upcoming generation!

Thanks so much for your wonderful comments on my blog!

Ayush said...

Im 16! I think you can faith on me! Ill do the world good! Oh and congrats on the award! :) :)

Belle said...

Good and uplifting post! I have faith in young people, that's for sure.

D U Okonkwo said...

This is a very col post and I agree. And you know what this comes back to? LOVE. It's the answer to everything. Loving one another.

NormalToEatPB said...

People are people - you are so right, there is good and bad smart and not so smart in every group of people, and it's pretty smart of you to realize that

Footprints of Peace said...

I love old movies and when I am not watching westerns I am watching movies from yesteryear. I enjoyed many of Ms. Tyler's films, such as Giant, Elephant Walk, Father of The Bride, Father's Little Dividend, National Velvet, Jane Erie and several others. Unfortunately, I didn't care for Cat On a Hot Tin Roof or Grapes of Wrath (I think she stared in that), but my late father enjoyed both of them. And, yes, it was wonderful to not read or see any negative remarks about her young life as a child star.

Monalisa said...

I entirely agree with you. No one is born a criminal. It is circumstances, upbringing or something that makes them helpless that they turn out little "bad". At most times when i tend to frown at someone, i try immediately to convince myself, it's not his mistake, if not the immediate circumstances, its his life long circumstances. Thinking someone's bad is cruel.

Michael Offutt said...

This is a good post, but I'm going to disagree with you that everyone has at least some good in them. I truly believe that some people can be born entirely evil. Perhaps it can be a misfiring of neurons in the brain or a lack of certain chemicals. But yes, I do believe that true evil exists in some people (and is undiluted without any shred of good).

yaya said...

I do try and find the good in people. Most of the time if I have an issue with someone, I try and change me instead of them and it usually works out OK. I loved Liz Taylor too. Class act for sure..with a little nutsy Hollywood thrown in for good measure!