A bouquet of flowers picked along the way ….

Anyway is the only way January 18, 2009

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The words below are often (wrongly) attributed to Mother Teresa. However, the author is Kent Keith, and he calls them “The Paradoxical Commandments”. Inspiring, to say the least.

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

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

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.


3 Responses to “Anyway is the only way”

  1. Ye Says:

    These thoughts are pretty idealistic, we are not that strong. But I like it, we can’t control other people, but at least we can do something.

    • gurdas Says:

      Your first comment, Ye!
      I agree that to truly follow each of these needs superhuman capabilities. I look at them as guidelines and try to come as close as possible. Just trying makes a big difference in who we are and how we live.

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