Thursday, May 24, 2012

Earned or wasted on the undeserving?

What if someone honestly believed it was good to do "---", but instead "---" was a horrible thing to do? Would you "honor" them anyway, based upon their erroneous belief that what they were doing was a good thing?

Do their beliefs make a difference? Their intentions? Or do results and the reality matter?

Do you honor people who believe they are doing the right thing when they are really not doing the right thing at all?

I just can't. And it creates a divide between me and some others that I'd rather not be at odds with. So, I generally just keep my mouth shut as long as no one beats me over the head with it.



  1. Hi Kent,

    What comes immediately to mind are the military and po-leece. Like you, I think I'll just keep my mouth shut.

    While we're talking juxtapositions, how about someone who says the right thing for utterly wrong reasons? Most defenders of freedom fit here.


  2. If the DO the right thing, I'm not going to worry too much about their reasons. If they say the right thing but do the wrong thing, I'm not going to care much what they say or what their reasons for saying it were.

    But, if they say the right thing for the wrong reasons, and I know it, I will often try to push the envelope with them- just a little- to see if I can get them thinking. It has happened.