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Wrong no man, harm no man

   Wrong no man -- in word or in action.  Harm no man.  I think 
   that is a very important principle to live by.  You can do a 
   person a wrong by doing some act against him that he doesn't 
   deserve.  One important way people often do another person an 
   injustice is by making untrue statements about them -- speaking 
   against them in some way, saying something about them that is 
   untrue.  It has always been very important to me that I do not 
   say anything that is untrue about another.  I have always 
   instinctively been very careful and conscientious about 
   anything I say about another person.  Even someone I don't 
   like, even an enemy.  I don't want to be guilty of doing 
   anybody an injustice.  Would it bother most people to know they 
   have said something untrue about another?  I don't know.  But 
   it would certainly bother me.

   For me, I don't want to even think untrue or unfair things of 
   another person.  It is important to me that I be honest about 
   them, even in my thoughts and opinions.  Consequently I tend to 
   give others the benefit of the doubt.  I assume the best until 
   I discover otherwise.  If I am unsure I admit I am unsure.  I 
   don't want to do them an injustice, even in my thoughts. 

   What can cause a person to think or say untrue things of 
   another?  Malice, hatred, bitterness, jealousy, overactive 

   What is it deep within a person, within the heart or spirit of 
   a person, that makes him not want to wrong anyone?  What is the 
   origin of this sense of right, this sense of justice, that 
   restrains a person in this way? 

   Jan 1997

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