Some people create their own storms, then gets upset when it rains
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
Whenever you are going through tough times, always remind yourself that diamonds are made from heat and pressure.
Humans are a weird bunch. We preach religiously about building bridges by reiterating endlessly on the things that divide us
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy‘. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
– John Lennon
The worst thing in the world is not whether we are rich or poor. Healthy or sick. Famous, powerful, good-looking, or not.
The worst thing is when we have to live our lives to fulfill other’s expectations of us.
We have to be careful to make sure our “help” doesn’t make things worse. “Kindly let me help you, or you’ll drown!” said the monkey, as he put the fish safely up a tree.
True help must come from letting go of our own expectations and clearly seeing what needs to be done.
– Richard W. Sears, Mindfulness