“It is not always or even often the bad person who does evil and, in the hope that it will make you more understanding of those who do wrong, because they can be, they are, you and me.” — Guido Calabresi, 70th Commencement Address, Connecticut College (1988)
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What? I think it depends on what wrong a person does.
A simpler way of saying it is: Doing something bad doesn’t make a person bad. Something to remember before labeling someone evil. And, yes, it does somewhat depend on what was done but in general we are harsh when judging others.
Did need to read that several times. Do agree with him, though. It’s like the parable of the mote and the beam, isn’t it?
Yes, perhaps a little bit more cynical.