Posts Tagged ‘Paradox’

A Message

Posted: 04/10/2011 in Philosophy
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The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers,
wider Freeways ,
 but narrower viewpoints.
We spend more, but enjoy less.
We have bigger houses and smaller families.
We have more knowledge, but less judgment. (more…)

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1. People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

2. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

3. If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway. (more…)


Black Swan, Lake Victoria, Avon River, Stratfo...

Image by Bobolink via Flickr

Last friday, I saw the movie “Black swan” and since then I was thinking about it almost continuously.

The film is about a ballerina in a ballet company who has been chosen to lead the new production of the company: “Swan lake” which is a story about a virginal girl, pure and sweet, trapped in the body of a white swan. (more…)


1. People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

2. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

3. If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

4. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

5. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

6. The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

7. People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

8. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

9. People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

10. Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

From The Paradoxical Commandments by Dr. Kent M. Keith also adopted by Saint Therese