I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires. -- Khalil Gibran
Remember when your elders used to say to you, ĎIf you canít say something good, donít say anything at allí? Well, mine did, at least, but unfortunately for me, or, perhaps for those that inspired this post (my workplace), other peopleís elders never mentioned this, or if they did, itís been long since buried with other bits of advice that never get followed.
It is, of course, sometimes difficult to find the silver lining, but I find it terribly exhausting to be around those who consistently point out the worst in everyone and everything around them.
Instead of looking back and identifying the problem, why not look forward and identity the solution?
Iím beginning to think that some are incapable of it.
Theyíve become so obsessed with placing blame that they begin to find their solace in finding faults with others. They make themselves feel better via the criticism and destruction of another.
It must be an awfully lonely place to be. Finding fault with the world and none with oneself. A man (or woman) on an island with no hope to guide him.
Iíd rather be surrounded by mediocrity and be content than be alone at the top looking down with scorn on the rest of the world. Iíd rather find my solace by recognizing my own faults in others and joining alongside them to better us as a whole. Iíd rather trust in a friend and ask for help when I canít seem to find the strength to overcome what burdens me.
The world is a much brighter place when you can look upon a stranger and see in him his potential as a friend than when that same stranger's glance waters the seeds of doubt.