Look at children. Of course they may quarrel, but generally speaking they do not harbor ill feelings as much or as long as adults do. Most adults have the advantage of education over children, but what is the use of an education if they show a big smile while hiding negative feelings deep inside? Children dont usually act in such a manner. If they feel angry with someone, they express it, and then it is finished. They can still play with that person the following day.
You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing things with logic. True power is restraint. If words control you that means everyone else can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.
I’m not too emotional of a guy. People say I have a good heart, but they’re wrong. I have principles. The heart is a fickle thing. There’s no way I can love everybody. So I’m not even going to try. But I can respect everyone whether I love them or not. And that I try to do.
The thing most people want is genuine understanding. If you can understand the feelings and moods of another person, you have something fine to offer.
You have no choice about your capacity to feel that something is good for you or evil, but what you will consider good or evil, what will give you joy or pain, what you will love or hate, desire or fear, depends on you standard of value. Emotions are inherent in you nature, but their content is dictated by your mind. Your emotional capacity is an empty motor, and you values are the fuel with which your mind fills it. If you choose a mix of contradictions, it will clog you motor, corrode your transmission and wreck you on your first attempt to move with a machine, which you, the driver, have corrupted.
John Galt, in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged
This is a perfect post for today. Why? Because it is an awesome post and it contains a lot of basic and profound ideas that lie behind this blog.
You decide on who you are, what you can achieve, how you are percieved, if you are happy. You decide about your life. Do not seek fault in others, do not look for scapegoats. Instead look for solutions, look for work-arounds, make this world a better place.
Stop complaining, start improving. And better start with yourself, that’s where we all can improve the most!
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