A decent reminder:
I believe in human decency.
I said it. I’ve lived as if I believed in it but never have I written it.
Guilty and Gullible as charged.
And all manner of objections have been hurled and*or lain before me in 1,000s of one-on-one conversations over the decades, of decently and distinctly seeking to show me how easily disprovable such a belief is.
I know. The ebb and flow of how we try, falter, and fall individually over and over in so many ways
– in our own eyes –
we see our failings and feel unworthy.
Still, I believe in human decency.
So, I might suggest that when I engage with you decently
when you engage with others,
our first genuine free-will choosing is simple:
Can I behave decently or not?
Do I even want to behave decently or not?
and – What would behaving decently even look like?
Perhaps if you behaved towards them like you in the feel way same, not identical in every detail, would really like them to behave toward you?
Might this be the start of something better?