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Be kind whenever possible, and it is always possible.
-- The Dalai Lama


Wednesday, June 16, 1999

Tired of what?

Effort and accomplishment will make you tired, that is true. But the lack of effort will bring on an even greater weariness that no amount of rest and relaxation can overcome.

It is far better to be exhausted from effort than to be tired of doing nothing. After you’ve exerted yourself and made the effort, you can recharge your energy by a suitable period of rest and relaxation. But when your weariness is from a lack of accomplishment, rest and relaxation are not the answer. Sometimes when you’re tired it means you need to take action.

Too much of anything will make you tired, even too much of nothing. If you’re going to be tired, you might as well have something to show for it. Set your sights high. Make the effort to create something of value and beauty, to fashion a meaningful life for yourself and a better world for those around you.

Sure, you’ll be tired. And it will feel great. Get going now and make yourself blissfully weary.

— Ralph Marston

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