The next time you are shocked at someone’s action or reactions, think about how well you really know that person. Do you know them well enough to predict their movements? Are they really who you thought they were or did you only know the mask they were wearing? Could you see something wasn’t quite right? Were you close enough to offer assistance? Are you who everyone thinks you are? Finally, do you even know who you are?
Sometimes people surprise us. Sometimes they outright shock us. Sometimes they turn out to not be at all who we thought they were. And sometimes the clues were right in front of our noses the entire time. Maybe we don’t want to see them for who they are, or maybe the truth seems impossible. Maybe we just want to think the best of those we think we know.
We often hear of “things” people do on the news, and can’t believe they could do such things. We wonder how they could sleep at night. We wonder if they just thought they wouldn’t get caught. We feel sorry for their families. We’re glad we don’t know them. What happens when it turns out to be someone you know?
There are people we consider to be kind and generous individuals. Sometimes they have problems that we are not aware of. They can…
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