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In my walk through life, I've encountered those who, for one reason or another, always choose to see me in a negative light.  If they saw anything good in me, they would ignore it, or try to turn it into something negative.  Some even watched intently looking for reasons to accuse me, or to ridicule me.  Unfortunately, this kind of behavior is quickly becoming the norm for many, and we are abandoning time tested principles which promote peace and civility with one another.  Many feel justified in doing so since they believe they are standing for what is right, or that their side is the good side.  But we shouldn't be standing for what is right by doing what is wrong.  Don't follow those trying to lead you down this road -- choose better character.  If you wouldn't like someone doing it to you, then don't do it to someone else.  See people through God's eyes; we are all fearfully and wonderfully made -- made in the image of God no less.  Choose to judge rightly, and righteously, rather than according to an agenda.  The more angry and the more hardened we become, the less likely we will be able to see objectively, and the more likely we'll be harmed personally.  Philippians 2:3-4 (NIV) Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

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