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To fill the hour -- that is happiness.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Magnificent, meaningful results

The answer to conflict is not more conflict. The answer to indifference is not more indifference.

The best answers are made up of effort, genuine caring, commitment, integrity, and an unassailable respect for what is good and true. You are fully capable of all that and more.

Winning an argument doesn’t necessarily produce any real value. What creates value is going beyond the argument, beyond the superficial need to prove you’re right.

Even though you may not fully agree with someone, you can both still cooperate to great mutual and universal benefit. It is always very much in your interest, and in the interest of the whole world, for you to do so.

Ultimately, it’s not the posturing that matters. The actual results are what truly matter, and continue long after the arguing and posturing have ceased.

You, and everyone else, can create magnificent, meaningful results. Right now is an excellent time to do so.

— Ralph Marston

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