Important to Someone

Posted by Troy on 22nd April 2012 in Human Nature

We’ve all heard the story about “Who will take the son?”, the story about a man winning a huge art collection for buying the uncoveted portrait of the owner’s son. 

I think that it’s important to realize that everything is important to someone.  You may see a painting that looks out of place in a fine art collection.  It could be that it was painted by the owner’s dead wife and is the most important painting he has.  You may insult an ugly dessert, and find out that the host made it themselves and was quite proud of it until you insulted it.

A simple moral to this story is that you should never say anything negative.  As your mother told you, if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.  This wise advice, but my moral goes somewhat deeper.  What I advocate is that you learn to see that there is more to this world than you know.  What you may dismiss may be very important to someone.  I urge you to take things and appreciate them for what they are and celebrate that which is good in them and forgive that which is bad, for it may be important to someone.

In truth, the same could be said about people.

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