A giraffe stands tall in his environment, not that he has much of a choice. We on the other hand can stand tall or come up small. Standing tall means being ethical, honest, fair, and a lot of other positive attributes that sadly are missing from so many people and society these days. To use a favored cliché these days, it’s doing the right thing. Sometimes it isn’t easy to do, but it is the thing we should do. If we don’t expect ourselves to be held to a high standard, how can we expect others to be? Yet, we look down from our ivy towers that are often covered with the vines of deceit, deprecating those who come up short in our view. It would behoove us to clean up our own houses before we start critiquing others.