Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Truly happy

Happiness comes from within. No one can teach you how to be it, nor can they dissuade one from sinking into self-pity. It is up to the individual to determine they will be happy.

There are plenty of challenges for those with a sunny disposition. The depressed will test you with their pessimism. The despairing will vex you with their cynicism.

Just because you are happy, it does not mean everything will work out. It does not prevent bad things from happening. It means no matter how bad it gets you will not let it get you down.

The wicked can never be truly happy. There is nothing within to be satisfied with. Their every day is spent hammering nails into what will eventually become their coffin.

Strive to make things better for yourself and others. Contentment should always be a temporary state. When one obstacle has been overcome, set your sights on the next.

Misery within cannot be indefinitely contained. Eventually, it will spill forth when you least expect it. Happiness is too good not to share, so spread it around both far and wide.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

What is best

That which is best is not based on anyone's opinion. To determine the value of an action, ask yourself will things be made better or worse for it? Then, the truth shall be revealed.

Everyone likes to imagine they are good. Even reprobates can convince themselves of the righteousness of their cause. Lies have a way of becoming beliefs.

When what you do chiefly benefits you, there is something wrong with it. If public opinion is in your favor, you should beware. They have expectations for being so agreeable.

It is best to put the concerns of others before your own. Do not decide for yourself what another person needs. If you care, these things will fall into place.

Deal with your own problems first. Those who cannot help themselves cannot help anyone else. Instead, their excess baggage will drag others down.

Strive to be a blessing to everyone you meet. If they prove unworthy, it is their failing and not yours. Kick the dust off your feet and continue the quest for fertile ground.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Right and wrong

People are obsessed with being right. Good and evil are not based on anyone's opinion. Those who really care see righteousness for what it really is: pride.

It is not enough to be correct. Others must stand corrected and bow before the superior intellect. Shining the spotlight on oneself only reveals one's imperfections.

Someone can be both right and wrong at the same time. What is said may be true, but attitude can ruin the whole thing. Remember the fingers pointing back at you.

Proclaiming one's rights is even more annoying. Good things do not come to those who whine. One can stand up for themselves without putting others down.

What good is it to know better when worse is done? You cannot help anyone by just sitting on your high horse. The fertile ground is down below.

Right and wrong are irrelevant. Do what is best and you will always do the right thing. The finger that points is in no position to be a helping hand.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

A shared illusion

Those who know more than others tend to use this as a weapon. As if the mere accumulation of information has any relevance. Knowledge is worthless without application.

To know something means you can be held accountable. Pleading ignorance of that which you know is a dicey proposition. Your only hope is that others do not find out.

Information is bought and sold. People will even kill to learn the most well-guarded secrets. In the end, the lust for knowledge is merely a play for power.

What you do not know can hurt you. So it is imperative to be as informed as possible. But always be willing to admit there are things of which you are not aware.

Knowledge is all in your head. And the power that comes from such things is merely a shared illusion. When learning is eschewed, its might is rendered impotent.

Use what you know to make things better. Do not become conceited in your own understanding. For the pride you cling to will fall prey to a single revelation.