Since men are born tabula rasa, both cognitively and morally, a rational man
regards strangers as innocent until proved guilty, and grants them that initial
good will in the name of their human potential. After that, he judges them
according to the moral character they have actualized. If he finds them guilty
of major evils, his good will is replaced by contempt and moral condemnation.
(If one values human life, one cannot value its destroyers.) If he finds them
to be virtuous, he grants them personal, individual value and appreciation, in
proportion to their virtues.