Remember the children’s story, The Emperor’s New Clothes? Published in 1837 by Hans Christian Andersen, it is one of my favorite stories in revealing aspects of human nature; the fear of man (aka peer pressure), hypocrisy, and the going along with the crowd mentality. People tend to want to avoid conflict and have others think highly of them. No one really wants to be the party-pooper, do they? When something in life is obviously wrong, many choose to pretend, it’s part of our human nature. But caring involves confrontation at times.
In all of life there are problems that need confronting. How we respond in dealing with issues in our lives will determine what kind of person we become.
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