Monday, June 11, 2012

People who claim that they're evil are usually no worse than the rest of us... It's people who claim that they're good, or any way better than the rest of us, that you have to be wary of. Gregory Maguire (Author of Wicked) Found this quote last week on Goodreads. It's the premise of the musical Wicked, which I thought was a great show. I've been thinking about this. I read the quote two ways: 1. I need to be careful of those around me who think they are better than me. 2. Do I ever think I'm better than others? The second one gave me pause to wonder. When I am critical of others, do I inadvertently think I am better than them? If I look for the good in those around me, I won't think critically of them or think I am better than them. How am I at always being positive? Sometimes I'm good. Sometimes I'm not. I don't have a problem with friends and acquaintances. I can mostly always be positive. It's with my family that I need to adjust my attitude. I work on it--like a character in a book, struggling to be better. What's my character arc? How am I doing? I guess that's why I liked Wicked. Sometimes I can be good or not so good. I just keep working on it. Have a great day! Christy

1 comment:

Linda Garner said...

There are so many ways of being good. We don't all have to be the same. I love that there is good and bad in every one. That's why judging is no good. We can't see the whole picture. Love, LG