"Naive" - they call me.
I forgive too easily, as I want to give people a second (and a third and a fourth and hundredth chance....)
That it all happened unintentionally, that it was a mistake, is my confident assumption. No matter what evidence might reveal.
I've always believed that people want to be good, and being good is the natural thing to do. It is THE way to be, as a first choice and inclination, for everyone without exception. Going by that logic, I suppose that people will think well of each other, help each other in times of need, talk highly of each other and not want to or act in a way that will either mentally hurt or negatively impact anybody else.
I trust human beings will be good as far as their volition is concerned. It is only in extreme or unfortunate circumstances that they would behave in a "bad" ( = abnormal) way. After all, isn't being nice easier than being unpleasant?
Unfortunately, more often than not, I am proven wrong.
Most people are selfish. Several are evil. They want to see people fail, not succeed. They want to spread pain, not joy.
Being "human" takes more effort and will-power than being demonic. Being a bi*ch is so much more simpler than being an angel. Thinking bad of someone, talking shi* about somebody, acting in way that impacts people's growth and image is a victory for people who feel better when someone else falls flat on their face, their efforts wasted, their esteem destroyed.
Honestly, I don't know what it is about people that makes them want to be mean and wicked.
It is beyond me why somebody created by God would want to be devilish. Why when you can't spread happiness, you would wish to spread sorrow and hatred.
Don't trust me? Look around you.
People will laugh when someone slips and falls, but few will rush to steady or help him.
Where there are posters, you will see people scarring the faces of men and women or writing profanities.
Gossiping is more about what people have done wrong than what they have done right.
In times of difficulty, fewer people will agree to help, fewer still will volunteer. But the number of people who will wait and watch in the wings, looking for an opportunity to pull that person down a few pegs,
Conniving idiots, the bunch of them. They obviously were not brought up in an environment where peaceful co-existence reigned supreme. That they need to wreak revenge on the world and inflict misery on everyone who dares to smile must have been their lesson numero uno. To wipe bliss from the face of their earth is their ultimate target.