Monday, January 28, 2008

Life is single line walk

Men walk in a single line on the face 
of the earth.  
 
 Each of them has a bag placed on his chest 
and a bag on his back.  
 
 In the first bag we place our qualities.
 
 In the second we place our shortcomings. 
Each man has his own criteria for deciding 
both shortcoming and advantages or qualities. 
 
 During this long march that we call life, 
We keep our eyes fixed on our front bag
We keep our eyes on our front bag, although 
we aren't quite at our final destination, 
but we feel we shall arrive there soon. 
 
 During this time, on our backs we still 
have the weight of our vices which hang 
miserably. 
 
 We pretend to ignore it, because we are 
too busy, 
 
  We consider our duty to reproach the 
defect of our companions, people around us, 
which are in front of us and we are free 
to see that they have a bag of drawbacks.
 
 We consider that we are better than him, 
forgetting that those who walk behind us 
can also see our bag of drawbacks. Those 
also consider us less deserving and do not 
give us the respect we need.
     
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 Isn't this the situation we live every day? 
     
 This short text should remind us that our 
position is relative among men: we are not 
better or worst than others around us. 
 
 We should give our companion the benefit 
of doubt and give him the chance to change 
for the better, without reproaching his 
Shortcomings. 
 
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"The biggest flaw of one is having a lot of 
flaws and not trying to correct them. "
Confucius

1 comment:

Erme said...

Great work.