Character

Wouldn’t it be convenient if people were just good or bad? And had labels? Big ones. Alerting you to their intentions and character. I want clear labels. Like happy face or skull and crossbones clarity. Tattooed. Across their foreheads. So I can see them coming.

Instead, if we were actually labeled it would be one of those incredibly long lists of ingredients (natural and artificial sweeteners, synthetic and organic flavors). And our ingredients would change over time along with the caloric and nutritional values. Sometimes we great and sometimes we trash.

Character is complicated.