Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Restoring faith

I've asked myself before, if faith in a fallen idol may ever be restored. I don't know. I can't imagine how, though.
How can you ever believe in someone after they've proven themselves unworthy of your trust? And what makes us believe it can happen? Isn't it unfair to give told idol such a burden, particularly since they've already managed to strip down the myths and legends of their prowess and potential?
Many questions, few answers.
Once a person has been exposed as a fraud, that reputation follows them to the grave. It supersedes any future accomplishments that may lie ahead of them. It becomes their seal, their calling card. Because we all silently believe that leopards don't change their spots, tigers don't lose their stripes, once a cheat always a cheat, and all that stuff. Would a person steal if he wasn't in essence a thief? At what degree do we consider that little white lies told for the benefit of somebody's wellbeing, become full fledged perjurious testimonies told to alter the just course of events? Is it fair for anyone to try to upset the natural order of cause and consequence?

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