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Monday, August 28, 2006

Be Kind Anyway

People - Attributed to Mother Theresa

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centred;
Forgive them anyway.


If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and GOD.

It was never between you and them anyway.



I came across this quote yesterday and it is sending a sea of ripples in my thinking.

I used to wonder how best to bring up my kids, do i teach them to be kind, be courteous, do good etc and risk having them be taken advantage on? or I teach them to take care of themselves first, which is raising children of a character that I'll loathe at the end of the day.

I have a clearer path now.

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Comments:
hey this is a valuable find!
can i use it on my side?
 
sure, it is attributed to Mother Theresa, not me.... ;)

glad you like it tho :)

makes you feel a little bit like 退一步,海阔天空 right?
 
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