Posts Tagged ‘Gratitude’

292 – Being Capacious

Gratitude, thankfulness, praise, valuation and appreciation all have a common root cause. They also share a common end in the consciousness of man. States of Being may be attained through proper effort.

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Someone who works at a bank recently shared with me some things she had learned in a workshop she attended as part of her training. As the world of business becomes more global there is more competition. Some American corporations are finally realizing service is the area that can make or break their business. Unfortunately, many publicly traded companies are managed by boards who put profit before service in a primitive approach to business.

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"No good deed goes unpunished."

The person most frequently credited as the originator of the phrase is playwright Clare Boothe Luce. Also credited have been playwright Noel Coward, writer Oscar Wilde, journalist Walter Winchell and the late Washington Post writer Bill Gold. The original idea is probably an ancient proverb.

Appearing cynical on the surface, a closer examination of human nature reveals the False Personality to be incredibly vengeful and petty due to its hubris.

Plato has Socrates say, "An unexamined life is not worth living." The reason no good deed goes unpunished is because most people are living lives not worth living. If you feel a sting, that probably means you are spending more time and energy examining the lives of others than you are examining your own.