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A different world cannot be built by indifferent people.
-- Peter Marshall
 

 

Monday, September 13, 1999

Your actions

The best reason to do something is, simply and honestly, because it needs to be done. What often leads to trouble is when things are done for the sake of appearances, or out of a sense of guilt, or for spite, or for a whole host of other reasons which really don’t make any sense at all.

Live by intention, not by reaction, and you’ll get precisely where you desire to go. Do the right thing because it is the right thing to do. Forget about whether or not it will fit your image, or what other people will think. If it’s the right thing to do, if it needs to be done, then do it.

Have the courage to express your true values and beliefs not with words alone, but rather with the way you live your life. Do what you know is right. Do what you know needs to be done. Fulfill your own unique destiny. Act like the person you are. You’re alive. You’re full of possibilities. You can understand and you can think for yourself. Act like it, and fulfill the very special promise of your life.

— Ralph Marston

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