Are we taking "seeing the best in others" too far, or are we driven by self-interest - ignoring the signs for the possibility of a winning team, making money or "keeping the peace" in a family or relationship?
Whether the parents knew or not, I wonder, did Tamerlane Tsarnaev Google his name? Did he discover his namesake? Did he see that a monster could carve out a page in history that stood the test of time for over 600 years?
Every once in a while life showers us with something so perfect it's nothing short of brilliant, and Prima Donna's recently released album Bless This Mess is as good as down and dirty rock 'n' roll gets.
Understanding quid pro quos is a core human trait, the foundation of all cooperation and morality. It's not surprising that it would be askew in people who don't know right from wrong, honorable behavior from cheating.
There are a number of American politicians who've been caught doing something illegal, unethical, mind-bogglingly self-destructive, or all of the above. And yet, none accept that they did anything wrong.