By Their Fruits (IDIOMS AND PROVERBS)
By their fruits, you shall know them. I can’t count how many times I have heard that, just as I have lost count of how many times I have seen it come to fruition. Negatively and positively.
It is easy to get caught up on the negative aspects of any issue, but then just as bad trees produce bad fruits, so do good trees produce good fruits.
People can only hide their true nature for so long. If you give them enough time, they will manifest their truest forms. But that doesn’t call for paranoia.
There are people who are brought up to be good-natured, or who have opted to always give the best bit of themselves to everyone they encounter. Learn to accept them, appreciate them and not give them a reason to regret this.
As for those who have chosen to be evil despite a good upbringing or who have decided to remain as bad as possible, respect their choice and give them the distance necessary in relating to them.
Don’t ignore warnings from others about how bad someone is then come back crying about how all men are dogs or how no woman will make it into heaven.
Fruits never fall far from their parent trees. Look. Ask questions. All of their neighbors can’t be uniformly evil while they just happened to be the only saint on the street.