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You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it within himself.
-- Galileo
 

 

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Rise above foolishness

Don’t make a bad thing worse by continuing to be upset about it. Get over it and get on with your life.

From time to time you’re going to be inconvenienced, insulted, distracted, taken advantage of, or worse. Quickly, decisively deal with the situation, get some distance from it, and then let it go.

If you’re not in a position to do anything positive about it, then accept it. Direct your focus to the good and useful things you can do.

Sure, there are things that have upset you. Yet you have nothing to gain by continuing to remind yourself how much you dislike them.

Choose not to waste your time and energy assembling a collection of grievances. You have so many better things to do.

Spend each day living and doing, not seething and complaining. Rise above the foolishness of others, and live every moment on your own best terms.

— Ralph Marston

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