Saturday, January 9, 2010

Trying To Have It Both Ways

The "good" guy resents the fact that the "bad" guy does far worse things while largely escaping criticism whereas he is implicated in one small impropriety and the criticism never ends. I am afraid this double standard is the high price of being or at least claiming to be the "good" guy. You can try but you can't have your cake and eat it too!

If the "good" guy fails to accept this most unfair double standard, he is faced with a frustrating realization: if the "bad" guy was judged by the same standards, he would not be "bad" as it were nor would the "good" guy have any basis to claim he is "good" either.

Perhaps "bad" is the unsung hero for "good". For without "bad", there could be no "good". "Good" and "bad" are thus inexplicably intertwined in duality!

Extrapolate this on world conflicts where the "bad" guys are not criticized like the "good" guys, thus triggering anger and resentment amongst the "good" guys. Once again, you can't have it both ways.

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