To the Editor:
One of my dad’s favorite sayings was, “Do the best you can with what you have and be proud of it.” The thing to keep in mind, and very hard to really understand, is that one person’s best is not the best that another person can do. We are all different people with different backgrounds and abilities.
My observation is that the Bible says that from those to whom much is given, much is expected, and people in different situations need to do different things.
In my situation, for example, if I get into a fight, because I am a “trained fighter” I will be harshly dealt with under the law. But I do not have some of the restrictions that doctors, lawyers and police officers have on them.
I know many people from different social levels because of my lifestyle and position in life. What I try to keep in mind is that what is normal behavior for one person is very abnormal for another. At the same time, I expect people to do the best they can, keeping in mind that the best one person can do is not the same as what others can do.
I do not work for the government or as any kind of official person, so I can do what I think is right and not do what some list of rules says I must do.
We should all try to do the best we can. We should all try to encourage one another to do that. We should all try to be the Golden Rule.