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(6) Reflections on Life

A Small Good Is Like a Great Evil

Human relationships must be based on love - but not a blind or spoiling love.

Superiors who seem to agree with their subordinates in all matters may appear to be loving bosses, but they are actually spoiling and ruining their employees. This is what I refer to as a "small good," as in the old saying that "A small good is like a great evil." Conversely, a "great good" is exemplified by a boss who follows strict principles to guide his or her subordinates, and dares to be unpopular to help them grow.

True love requires that we rigorously seek to discern what is indeed best for others.

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