Monday, May 31, 2010
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Family and friends are so important, but I think one of the biggest mistakes we make as individuals is to think we can help someone by changing them. It borders on arrogance to think we can change someone. The only person that can change someone is themselves, they are the only one that can to choose to accept advice and apply it or reject it. The only thing we can do is offer advice and hope they listen, think for a minute, even God doesn't make people change. He offers direction and hopes people accept his wisdom. For us to try to change people is to invite stress and disappointment. So the final thought, lets all work on improving ourselves, because I am the only person that can change Me!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
As I look at the world of men, I see Pride. Pride is an interesting thing, it is both negative and positive. Take racial pride, it appears to be viewed by most to be positive, but it is the source of great pain for mankind. The taking pride of ones race is to take pride in something that you had nothing to do with, you were born into it, and to take responsibility for an entire people, for which you can't control. The same is true of most affect attitudes, national, school,etc. An individual's pride is different, you can control your own actions and take responsibility for them, it is independent of others. Individual pride appears to be the only pride worth having, it is the only one you can control and have anything to do with!