Charles Allen is an executive with Farm Bureau Insurance and one of those wonderful people you meet in life in whom there is no guile. He's a truly good person who works to find ways to bring the best to the folks he manages.
While talking with Charles today he mentioned that he tried to believe that "all people are basically good." That's an interesting philosophical thought that some folks with jump on and ask, "Well, what about Hitler, or Sadam Hussein, or________." You can fill in the blank.
The key is not to be concerned about the anomalies, the oddities of the group...humankind...but to wonder about the majority of people.
If you go into relationships believing that, on the whole, people are good, that belief causes you to react, to behave, in specific ways. If you believe that most people are trying to get something over on you you behave in other ways.
So, the question is this: What do you believe? Do you believe that, on the whole, people are good, or that people are going to take the low road if you give them the chance?
Your answer colors your whole world.
What would your weekend be like if you assumed that the people you come in contact with are basically good?
Try it. Have a great weekend. See you Monday.