Man by nature is essentially good. The goodness inherent in him makes him feel that every other man that he interacts with and meets too, is undoubtedly good, honest and reliable. He happily reposes unconditional trust and faith in others around him. But what if the trust and faith that he has placed in the other person is betrayed? The deception by the other person was so devious and well–planned that before he could get a whiff of it, this simple person was wiped out, destroyed! What will happen when he sees the myth of goodness that he had created, comes crashing on him? It could certainly happen this way! Nothing is guaranteed in life! How will he react then? Will he be able to ever trust any other person and forget a betrayal most vile and dishonest? It is but natural for him to react in a manner expected of him…typical…governed by rage, anger and hatred. All these negative emotions can blind him to such an extent that the love and trust that he had nurtured for the other person, earlier, could unfortunately be replaced with a feeling of vengeance. He will spend hours in planning out ways and means of getting back at the other person.
It is during a time period as trying and tiring as this, that this good person should not let the quality of goodness in him, fade away at any cost. Irrespective of the heart-break, grief, misery, shock caused to him personally, he must stand by the positive traits that he has been blessed with and behave in a manner befitting him.
It becomes imperative for him to forgive the other person because if he doesn’t do so he will end up harming himself all the more. As it is, he has already lost everything…He will lose out, further, on the priceless quality of goodness…the greatest wealth that he possesses, if he behaves in a manner similar to that was exhibited by the other person. It is here that he must restrain himself from allowing negative emotions to rule over him, and be generous and magnanimous by forgiving the other person, thereby, not doing anything wrong from his side, and continue to walk on the path of righteousness and goodness, undisturbed and unaffected. He should not stop being a good and honest person just because he was let down by one person.