Have you ever watched the TED talk by Ben Dunlap? I wrote a post about it about a year ago. Here it is. It’s pretty amazing and inspiring, and this morning I was thinking about a statement that Ben made. He was challenged by Sandor Teszler, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor with a statement. Ben was talking about human iniquity and how he described history as a tidal wave of human suffering and brutality. Mr. Teszler’s “with gentle reproach” said, “You know Dr. human beings are fundamentally good.”
When the foundation of your relationships starts with the idea that human beings are fundamentally good – it is so much easier to see them as good.