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Never esteem anything as of advantage to thee that shall make thee break thy word or lose thy self-respect.
-- Marcus Aurelius
 

 

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Good for all

When you oppose, you oppose yourself too. When you love, you love yourself too.

Conflict is sometimes necessary but that doesn’t make it preferable. More often than not there’s a much better option.

You are interconnected with everyone and everything else in ways that are obvious and ways you’ll never know. Every action brings consequences that go far beyond where it’s directed.

You cannot win by seeking to cause loss. Seek instead to create value, and its benefits will flow through all of life.

Appreciate the connections you can see and respect the ones that remain hidden. Make good use of the energy and sustenance that all those connections bestow.

Genuine joy, freedom, peace are desirable wherever and among whomever they exist. Do what enables life to be good for all, and good for you.

— Ralph Marston

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