Tuesday, August 15, 2006

My Basic Philosophy

A friend sent this to me in email, it is my basic philosophy on life and so, I am sharing it here.

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
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
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 your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

That about says it all, to me.

be well,



coelha said...

Good philosophy!  :)  Thanks for sharing!  Julie

eternallife23 said...

Wonderful entry. I agree 100% with it. Have a great day!

sazzylilsmartazz said...

Good Philos - nodding in agreement over here:)

bruno64056rs said...

This one should be etched into a granite plaque and put on a cornerstone, where everyone can see, enjoy, and reflect upon it! I know I want one!

And BTW, enjoy my "good" mood---'cause for certain, sooner or later, one of the kind described in the aforementioned philosophy will be around to screw it up for me!

nightmaremom said...

Thanks for sharing

lurkynat said...

yA! good job Dawn! I love that poem! I seem to remember it and it never goes out of style or looses relevance! thank you Sweetie!

tendernoggle said...

Beautiful and it really made me stop and think......How many times we all have said something to the effect of "Why should I >>>>you name it>>>, when so and so will just tear it down, etc??? I loved this Dawn, and I am glad you posted it here for us.
love ya,

cacklinrosie101 said...

Really beautiful, Dawn, and some very wise words to live by.  Thanks for sharing this.  HUGS  Chris

xomywayox said...

This is so very true. But doing it anyways, like building, being kind in the face of hate is hard to do. Aww I guess this is why we strive to be better humans.


sdoscher458 said...

Its a good one to follow...some people can't understand it though. I had a boss (he was a real piece of work) constantly say to me "You really are a Nice person!" but he said it with a sneer in his voice and a grimace on his face. Between you and me I wouldn't want to be standing anywhere near him on judgement day! LOL....Sandi

pharmolo said...

That's wisdom in a half-page, thank you.
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sazzylilsmartazz said...

Good advice but often so hard to follow.

mosie1944 said...

I believe that quote came from Mother Teresa.  It's one of my favorites.

sahnuah said...

I really like this.. It is a good way tp live.

luddie343 said...

Wrapped that up very nicely, I'd say.  Do we really need to know anything more about living life than to love God and play nice?  xoxo  CATHY