I’m often puzzled by why we have such a penchant for finding fault with people who are generally doing good for the rest of society (whether they profit from it or not), sometimes doing the Lord’s work, sometimes just doing good work, and making an effort and often sacrificing, but because we find a flaw, a loose thread, an inconsistency (b/c god forbid people be inconsistent), all our doubts are confirmed Ah ha!! S/he’s a phony. I KNEW IT.
But who among us can meet those standards? They must be perfect to have any credibility for us, even when they’re doing amazingly positive things?
I think that kind of exacting demands of others comes from a fear of putting faith and trust in others because they might let us down. Wah. Because it’s easier in a way to not have faith because that way you’ve got nothing to lose. You won’t get fooled again, nope, not this time. You’re going to preemptively not have faith, and when you see a flaw or you’re let down, your disbelief will have been confirmed. If you have faith in someone or something, you might be disappointed. And then you might go cry.
I don't expect Michael Moore not to take full advantage of his success and live in a nice house and send his kids to good schools. Who among us wouldn't do the same? He's proven his commitment and his bona fides to me years ago. When did success take on such negative connotations in this country?