The Paradoxical Commandments
This is as creepy as unbelievable it is! To cut a long story short - In my apartment today - I witnessed untoward disrespect towards someone, and if I am to make a good guess the receiver did not have bad intentions, and despite everything he did try and make up for whatever had happened, but all in vain. I had an office call to get to and I moved on.
But thoughts kept on swirling in this head - a big sucker for these uncalled for stances some, so to say, homo sapiens take!
Ok so, here is the point I am trying to make - Am I not to believe someone somewhere under the holy sun is monitoring the lub-dub of my heart, synapses in my brain and all of the other circuitry which makes me function, when I land on these lines just around the same time I was pondering over the worth of the act of reconciliation, the act of honesty and all of such thoughts when you get into a spiral.
Maybe, you read and you get what I am saying. ________
*The paradoxical commandments* -
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.
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.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway.”
Huh! Having said all this - I think I would reserve my thoughts on ideals penned above!
And yeah, my one of my favourite, very thoughtful Illustrator (who I follow like a maniac on IG) John Holcroft 's art to add the real zing!
Art speaks, yeah?