The fact is that people are good, Give people affection and security, and they will give affection and be secure in their feelings and their behavior.
All the evidence that we have indicates that it is reasonable to assume in practically every human being, and certainly in almost every newborn baby, that there is an active will toward health, an impulse towards growth, or towards the actualization.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.