Monday, June 11, 2007

Honesty & ArtScroll

I noted a couple of days ago Chana's post on honesty and the past. Directly related are the following set of posts:
I've got plenty to say on the subject, but most of it has already been said. I believe that it is much wiser in the long-term to divulge both the positives and negatives of a person in a biography of them unless you're noting specifically that you're focusing on certain aspects of a person. Not only does their overcoming obstacles inspire others, but glossing over these negatives has a profound impact on how people view history and how people are supposed to and expected to act.