Most of the early cowboy movies had the good guy wearing a white hat and the bad guy always wore a black one. Would it not be an easier world to live in if that were true of the people we deal with every day. How easy it would be to gravitate to the good honest people and avoid the bad and deceitful ones.
But, as we all know, life is not that simple. Ferreting out the good from the bad is a full time job none of us want to do but one we all must do or life could be living hell. It's a hard task that we must carry on our entire lives.
I found this Mark Twain quote in Second Life last night.
If you were a character in your own novel would you be the protagonist or antagonist?
So which color hat are you wearing? How do you portray your Second Life Avatar? Is you character in Second Life anything like your Real Life Self?
Lets define the terms:
Protagonist - the leading character, hero, or heroine of a drama or other literary work.
Antagonist - in a work of fiction is the character who opposes the hero.
I believe that we all want to see ourselves in that white hat. But the truth is that in our lifetimes, whether in Second Life or Real Life, we tend to change hat colors to suit different life situations. In my own life, both SL and RL, I have been a bitch and a saint. The key, and what I strive for, is to be a saint more than a bitch. To strike a balance between my color hats.
Yes!! That is the optimist in me talking. The truth is that by life's end your hat will probably look more like this:
A nice gray color. And so goes the saying 'Nothing in life is Black or White'. Have no idea who said it. Wait!! I just did!
Finally another quote from Mark Twain.
"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest." -Mark Twain
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The man was a home spun genius.
Chapter 5 of Nights Dance To Day tomorrow.