Monday, January 16, 2017

...the content of their character.

...they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.  -Martin Luther King, Jr  8/28/1963

We are still waiting.

Character
Judging character is much like judging lights.  One does not look at the energized light bulb to judge its quality.

One looks around the room and judges how well it illuminates its surroundings.

If the colors are not true, are they at least balanced?
It sucks to need bifocals while working under a point light source with glossy puzzle pieces.
It may be bright, but does the glare hide important information?

Is it forgiving?  Does it diminish gratuitous, distracting detail (like laugh lines around the eyes of our beloved)?

Does it project light into the deepest recesses of the room or is the light shallow and shadowy?

How do we rate?
Do we bring out the best in other people?

Not just the ones we are intimate with....but how about the ones we touch in the most fleeting of ways.  How about the kid at the drive-through window where you picked up your coffee, or the homeless person who dropped her mittens?

When you took donuts into work, did you include a few pieces of fruit, a bag of nuts and some string-cheese and jerky for the diabetic co-worker and those on diets?

Did we have time to listen to somebody who just needed to talk?

Do we project light or do we create shadows?
they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
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they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/martinluth115056.html

1 comment:

  1. IMHO, 'few' are willing to listen today, they want to all be the center of attention!

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