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Give me a lever long enough and a prop strong enough and I can single-handedly move the world.
-- Archimedes
 

 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

State of the world

When you see things as better than they really are, you’re more likely to let up on your efforts. When you perceive things as worse then they are, you’re more likely to give up on your efforts.

The situation is rarely as bad as it seems, or as good as it seems. Even more significantly, the situation will change.

Whether you feel on top of the world, or crushed underneath all its pressure, or somewhere in between, your best choice is the same. Keep up your good, effective efforts.

Discouragement in the difficult times and complacency in the good times can rob you of your best possibilities. Decide not to indulge in either one.

Instead, do the very best work you can do, with what you have, in the situation you’re in. Let go of your need to continually judge the state of the world, and put your energy into improving it.

Things are as they are, and things will change. Do your part to make those changes as good and beneficial for as many people as possible.

— Ralph Marston

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