Nurture and Nature

Spending a day with a compulsive liar, thief and violent young man is not everyone’s idea of a good day. Nor was it mine!

Yet I find it hard to condemn the man when he has increasingly shown in short moments that nature which, properly nurtured, would be welcomed in the best of humans.

He is at times polite, gentile and charming.

Yet it is ironic that the majority of society would find him a thug.

Perhaps I am of such a disposition to approve of this young man, or perhaps he is no worse than the rest of society, just, that the vast majority of people understand appropriate behaviour given the circumstances they are in.