The discovering of a drunk

Feature Article The discovering of a drunk
FEB 18, 2024 LISTEN

The Cambridge Dictionary defines perception as a belief or opinion, often held by some people based on how things seem. Interestingly, things are not always what they seem, and that is why we can’t judge people base on perception. It would be a mistake. A bad mistake.

Suzy Kassem, an American writer, poet and philosopher has this to say on perception:

Never judge someone's character based on the words of another. Instead, study the motives behind the words of the person casting the bad judgment. An honest woman can sell tangerines all day and remain a good person until she dies, but there will always be naysayers who will try to convince you otherwise. Perhaps this woman did not give them something for free, or at a discount.

Perhaps too, that she refused to stand with them when they were wrong — or just stood up for something she felt was right. And also, it could be that some bitter women are envious of her, or that she rejected the advances of some very proud men. Always trust your heart. If the Creator stood before a million men with the light of a million lamps, only a few would truly see him because truth is already alive in their hearts. Truth can only be seen by those with truth in them. He who does not have Truth in his heart, will always be blind to her.

Suzy is not alone on the issue of how perception can be misleading and destructive.

There is growing threat of destroying people based on perception, and this is trebly worrying. This attitude not only undermines nation-building, it also helps in preventing good people from contributing to developing our nation through politics.

But the character of a bad person is like a pregnancy and can never be hidden.

And it’s not hard to find a drunk because they don’t take logical steps.

Somebody's accusations and lies of a skillful and a game changer of our economy as incompetent is tormenting him enough, and I had wished not to add to it, but I am at pains to say that he is like a drunk, and will soon be found out because character is like pregnancy and can never be hidden.

Anthony Obeng Afrane