When Good Men Do Bad Things

“Do you trust yourself?” the therapist asked me a few months back. I considered the question. “It depends,” I admitted after a long pause.

It seems axiomatic to me that good people do bad things, selfish things, stupid things, ignorant things. Some of what’s happened with the #metoo movement is proof positive of this, at least those cases that aren’t about rape, assault, or a gross abuse of power (and expectations of immunity).

So what happens when a good person does a bad thing?

Read the short essay over on The Good Men Project

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Keith Martin-Smith is an award-winning author, content strategist, and flawed human being. His fourth book, Only Everything (which is full of good people doing bad things), comes out in 2018.