“What is kinder—to believe the best of people and burden them with a nobility beyond their endurance—or to see them as they are, and accept it because it makes them comfortable?”

–Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

I have found that in my life this is one of the greatest questions I ask and am asked. I want to be better having known a person. I want people to be better having known me, but are we the judges of those changes that occur.

Do our actions influence the shift from forcing someone to unattainable nobility or stagnant comfort?

I am not sure.

Which is kinder?


2 thoughts on “Kinder

  1. I believe that perfection is boring. To accept the little imperfections is the best thing we can offer to each other. That is the only possible way for humanity to work on the earth. And if heaven is supposed to be a place of perfection, I don’t want to go there. 🙂


    • I am drawn to imperfections as well. I think they are the things that make us both unique and beautiful, and I also believe that by accepting each others imperfections we help to grow into stronger people which is why I posed the question 🙂

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