Wednesday, October 15, 2008

i-TFTD #164

#164-1. Blowing out someone else's candle doesn't make yours burn any brighter.

-Anon

 

#164-2. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

#164-3. All of us have desires

Some small and some tall

We may not have it all together but

Together we can have it all

-Anon

 

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Too many people miss opportunities to improve their situation doing things that they can, wasting time instead in spoiling others’ prospects. Lighting someone else’s candle actually makes ours burn brighter.

 

At least once every decade we see examples of highly educated and economically well-placed people forgetting basic human values in their quest for more money, fame or power.

 

The antidote to this cannot come from regulation. It has to originate from moral and spiritual sources. That calls for a more inclusive, holistic perspective.

4 comments:

Sriya said...

wow!
the 1st was good. but we too sometimes do it. i feel maybe we do it cuz we feel jealous of that person. anyway, keep blogging!!!!

RG said...

It is good to be aware of our own feelings and behaviour. That is the first step to be able to improve them.

Sukura said...

Ahhh - the teachings of a lifetime being passed from one generation to the next - used to happen in front of the fireplace or across the dinner table - now in cyberspace!

RG said...

Why not? If a blog comment could evoke communication from a (secretly) aspiring conguero (did I spell that right?) who is otherwise incommunicado...

Let the old dogs teach new tricks, eh?

Hope to see more of your astute observations here.