3. Think the best

"...think the best of your fellow humans and act accordingly."  --Dr. Forni



  1.  Read That's Good, That's Bad in Washington D.C. by Margery Cuyler.  Were the bad things really bad?
  2. "Nice guys finish last!"  Divide the class into small groups to discuss the following:
    1.  What do you think this statement means?
    2. Do you agree with it? Why or why not?
    3. Give examples to support your opinion


Discussion questions:

  1. What is the difference between thinking the best and naivete?
  2. What is the civil thing to do if someone lets you down?
  3. How does thinking the best help us to be civil?