“Sunday Thoughts”

THE PARADOXICAL COMMANDMENTS

If it is your desire to build a strong Internet presence; then you undoubtedly participate in message board forums, chat rooms, blogging, and internet communities.

This is a great way to meet people, establish business contacts, and let others know your thoughts. But, with these advantages, also comes exposing some of your vulnerabilities and shortcomings.

I had a recent encounter with an “internet bully”. I opened myself and was later “attacked” and harassed.

A close friend sent me the following. It’s good advice.

It is my understanding that these commandments were once attributed to Mother Teresa, but they are in actuality, sourced to a Dr. Kent Keith.

THE PARADOXICAL COMMANDMENTS

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.

Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.

Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies.

Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.

Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.

Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.

Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.

Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.

Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.

Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.

Give the world the best you have anyway.

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