A reminder

Posted: July 25, 2013 in Uncategorized
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The other morning a friend of mine sent me an e-mail as a reminder for life. The e-mail had a link to an unforgiving magazine article.  The article is titled 6 harsh truths that will make you a better person. The number six truth made me smile.

The world only cares about what it can get from you. The article explains that if you approach a man suffering from a gunshot wound, and offer to help but cannot it will not matter. The man suffering from the wound does not need a good guy he needs a guy who can stop the bleeding. I love this truth because it points out that society needs help and if you cannot and are not helping than no one cares.

Perhaps it is unfair to bring compassion into this? People may care but it doesn’t matter. I used to have a school teacher that told me “being with someone in spirit is the same as not being there at all.” If you are not working and helping you are simply not working and or helping.

It is important to care about and have compassion, but if this compassion does not push someone to do something that helps others than compassion is serving no good purpose.  Sometimes it can be easy to feel and do nothing. Doing nothing will result in nothing. We have to do something, if we do not do anything we will get nothing done.

Sometimes we feel that we should be rewarded for our abilities as opposed to our production. (I have a college degree I should make double my salary, no one seems to care that the product you produce is inferior??)

What are we doing?








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