Looking For the Good and Finding It

Sure, there are some not so nice people out there (and some nice people who do some not so nice things from time to time) and some toxic people but they are individuals and definitely more the exception than the rule.  I've met a few of these people and have been hurt a few times, but I get back up and look for more positive people or more positive qualities about the people in my life, and I definitely find them. Sometimes we can  even see transformation in those people who don't seem so nice at first and find some part of them that is loveable. It is wise to protect yourself from the more toxic aspects of people, but I also want to enjoy the good too and I want to stay trusting enough to enjoy this too and not bar myself off from it. If we become too cynical about humanity or individuals, we are definitely missing out on so much potential joy and other potential.  I will keep my faith in humanity as a whole and start off with a trusting innocent attitude towards the new people I meet. I refuse to become cynical and jaded about humanity as a whole.

Here's a quote I like:

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." (Mahatma Gandhi )

moonlitReveries moonlitReveries
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4 Responses May 31, 2009

Nice story. I was looking for something like this because I have had bad experiences lately with people that is making me lose my faith. I need to focuse on all of the people that have been there for me.

Nice quote and very good story!

Aw thanks. Yeah I believe this story reflects some of my deepest values very well

Very powerful quote from Gandi and from what I know about you, I can definitely say this story is you :)