I know I’ve wrote about this topic before but I just think it’s so important- I think that one of the biggest toxic believes that western society has (and as we all know western society has a big influence on a large portion of the world) is grouping people into categories of good or bad. I believe the reality is that every single person has duality. Every person has good and bad traits/qualities and some people have more of one or the other but no one is 100% light or dark. Because of this belief when someone “good” does something “bad” it crashes the reality of anyone who loves/admires that person. Why? Everyone has (deemed by society, but that’s another aspect of this conversation) faults- human beings are complex. Shame, desire, trauma, etc. make people act in peculiar ways. Don’t put anyone on a pedestal, including yourself, but especially those you love and look up to.
(Artist: Jean-Gabriel Domergue)