I have always been reminded of the old saying “people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones”. I haven’t always lived by this rule. In fact there were times that I threw out accusations in order to cover up my own inadequacies. My own insecurities were manifested when I despised these qualities in other people. Many times I unearthed my own faults, my weaknesses and the cracks in my self-esteem by taking inventory of all that I say about others.
In the wake of what has happened to a political figure, I realize that these secrets that we bury deeply will often be unearthed. Many express shock at these revelations. I’ve begun to realize that those who speak the loudest against an issue are those who want to direct traffic down a different pathway. They try to convince others of their by pointing fingers. I wonder sometimes who they really want to convince, others or their own conscience.
I am not any better. I myself have tried to shatter the glass that protects another’s dignity. But I’ve learned that many times these hurls are boomerangs and come back to create cracks and chips in my own delicate wall.