Today Yahoo News has this advertised:
10 Troubling Stories From The Life Of Lincoln

So I go to the link then to the read more link to get the article.

10 He was afraid to carry a knife: he struggled with crippling depression.
So what?
An illness is troubling?
What is wrong with this writer.

9. He jumped out of a window: in Congress to block a vote on an important issue.
So what?

I wish more Congressmen would do more to prevent bad votes, or to support  good ones for that matter.

8 He stopped his first political speech to fight someone.
So what?
Wrestling was a big thing in the day.

7 He started a riot.

Not really, just a street fight with some fighting for him and some against him.
So what?
Physical fighting was a big deal to settle issues then.
And young men often fight to prove things.

6 He watched his first love die.

So what is so wrong about someone who must witness the passing of a loved one?

5 He was considered hideous.
Do we all need to be beautiful as the world considers beauty?
At least he could joke about it.

4 There were rumors…
That’s where I stopped reading.
Rumors are started by waging tongues to destroy and truth is generally far from them.

3 He almost cheated on Mary Todd (his wife) with…
More rumors meant to defame and far from truth.

2 He nearly fought a duel..
So what?
That was a thing in the day and because of his quick wit in the stilled
use of the broadsword, the duel was averted to his credit.

1 He nearly left Mary Todd at the altar
So it’s a crime to have doubts before you wed?


Why is it that so many feel they must defame great people?
Do they feel it makes them better?
Everyone has flaws or parts of their lives that others think of as flaws.
Let the writer’s life be looked at with the same critical eye, and let’s see how his
insignificant life stands up.