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To condone, or not to condone: that is the question.

05 May

To condone means to overlook and accept as harmless a behavior considered immoral or wrong. It means to make allowances for a bad behavior without criticism.

When someone behaves in a certain way, a way you do not approve of or you feel it’s not appropriate, and you do nothing about it, you’re allowing it to happen. You’re looking the other way and pretending you didn’t see it. Therefore, when you’re lenient with objectionable behavior, you condone it. When you condone bad behavior, you allow it to take place.

If you condone dishonesty in the company you keep, what’s to stop you from becoming untruthful yourself? After all, we are known by the company we keep. And nowadays, with technology and all, we’re also known by the ones we choose to follow or befriend online. If you choose to follow a certain twitter account or a certain blog, and you allow that person to behave a certain way and say the things that person wants without doing anything about it, what does that say about you?

Be careful what kind of behavior you condone. Because that shows your character. And character is everything.

Be careful what you think…
Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions
Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your character
Your character is everything

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5 responses to “To condone, or not to condone: that is the question.

  1. hibernationnow.wordpress.com

    May 28, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    I’m glad i read this particular blog, it’s just what I needed to read to help me solve a tricky situation, so thanks. Character is key, my character is being mixed up with my own needs of trying NOT to get hurt any longer and to establish boundaries. I need time to think. Thanks. Laurie

     
    • RedheadCarol

      May 28, 2012 at 8:42 pm

      Hi Laurie. I’m so glad this post helps you somehow. There’s nothing better than to hear that. Thanks. :)

       
  2. itsaverydeepsea

    June 7, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Be careful what kind of behavior you condone. Because that shows your character. And character is everything.
    Be careful what you think…

    Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions
    Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your character
    Your character is everything

    Ghandi , right ?

     

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