Do the Right Thing
Do the Right Thing
I sense the world is going to have some rough times, however you will be just fine if they remember to do the right thing. There are shortcuts in life, there are clever ways of avoiding situations, now is not the time to be too clever.
Khao San Road, Bangkok Thailand
Saturday, November 8, 2008Blog of Andy HoboTraveler.com
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What is happening now on the planet is the too clever people are being punished for all their shortcuts and taking the easy way out. There will always be people on the planet who will take the shortcuts and are punished for their bad behavior.
I know many of you have done the right thing and you will be required to pay or help those who took the easier path and now are in trouble. Do not be tempted to take shortcuts as they did, stay the course, do the right thing when everyone around you is not.
A simple way to weather the storm is this, try to say “Thank You,” and “Please” a few extra times today for on simple reason, because, it is time to,“Do the right thing.” “If”
By: Rudyard Kipling
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream–and not make dreams your master,
If you can think–and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ‘em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings–nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And–which is more–you’ll be a Man, my son!
Thanks Rupyard, as room in the day for a noble thought, I found this quote from Rupyard Kipling ironically on this page.
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Thanks Andy, now that's a great example of good leadership. R Kipling has always been one of my critical inspirations, though I'ld never read that poem. I particularly liked the story he wrote about his son, Jack.