How easy it is…

Bill - Round Rock, Texas
Entered on February 8, 2009
Age Group: 50 - 65
Themes: question
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How easy it is…

… to see someone homeless, and do nothing. To rationalize that he or she got there through their own laziness, stupidity, or incompetence. To look only at the surface, and pretend there is no depth. To see only dirt where there may be a shining heart lurking beneath.

… to live in relative comfort, forgetting that 70% of the rest of the people on Earth live on less than $2 per day, and eat mud pies for dinner.

… to look for instant gratification, in our investments, our relationships, and in our lives. Why work for deeper meaning and lasting higher quality when it can feel so good today, right now?

… to justify taking the shortcut, the easy path, the less risky way.

… to do the popular thing, to impress your family and friends, even if it is at their expense (and yours).

… to think only of today, as if there is no tomorrow; to squander humanity’s future by doing the expeditious thing today.

How easy it is to cheat ourselves and others, and how easy it could be for everyone if we just stopped doing that!