Saturday, July 12, 2008

People - By Mother Theresa

Daily Dedroidify: People

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.

1 comment:

Andrea Runyan said...

good point about the final analysis being between you and God (or you and you, or you and whatever) ...
NOT between you and the world's opinion of you.

I think that because we (for obvious reasons) judge dead people by our/the world's opinion of them, we (living humans) tend to think that's how we should evaluate our own lives--that the evaluation that will matter when we're dead is that of the still-living people.

But that makes no sense--if you're dead, you're off doing something else and aren't connected to your past personality, so who cares what people think of it, ya know?