The sun sets on another day…
I remember learning about light when I was in Physics so long ago. Light was unique because it acted as both a particle and a wave. It was one of those things that they would say “this is the way that it is” and “we don’t understand it all, but it is what it is” and similar statements. So as the sun is setting on us all we are being hit with wave after wave of particles. Two things that should be different, part of the same thing.
You know. I have never met a fully good person, nor have I met a fully bad person, I have met some that are close on both sides, but no matter how bad you think you are, there is always worse. No matter how good you think you are, there is always better. (I wonder what the top and bottom of those pyramids look like) In reality, we are both good and bad at the same time all the time. We are able to be such great people that can do great things, and such terrible people that really are not nice at all. The trick is trying to stay on the right side and having some balance. We do need to pay attention though to who is who for our own good!
I knew a person once that I thought was the best person in the world. They were patient, nice, giving, and always willing to help people at all times. I saw some weird things in how they treated some people, but did not pay much attention, as how could this good person be bad? One day this person alienated everyone around them, a full scorched earth initiative, and in the process lied about all those people in ways I did not think possible, it was devastating to those affected, and I wondered how I missed that.
By the same token, I knew a person a few doors down from my business that most were afraid of consistently. Covered with tattoos, driving a big bike with 1% all over it, they avoided them and their location in favor of safer havens. Being who I am, I stopped and talked to them for a while, and found they were one of the most honest, nicest people I had ever met. Truly a pleasure to discuss items with, they set a bar for others so high that few can easily reach it, but many people never got to experience it, simply because the saw bad, where there was really good.
We can say the point is “don’t judge a book by its cover” but that would be too easy. I think we instead need to say, “give everyone a chance” until it is time not to give a chance. Somewhere each person has shades of bad, some better, some worse, and wave after wave of good. It is up to us to discover and look for the best we can. Life is too short to make judgement after judgement from a hollow point of view. Maybe we need to learn and be the person that believes until it is time not to believe.
So as the sun sets on another day, we are in this world together, and it is up to us to make the best out of it. It is up to us to enjoy every moment we can and love the life we are living. Along the way we are not alone, we need to open up and look for the good in people, and the bad, and find a picture that is true. Live life with passion and keep your eyes open, and you will see beyond the surface, and find a way to a better place, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, enjoy your moment, and smile…