Life happens. Good things, bad things. Sometimes we are dealt a good hand, sometimes a bad hand. Most everyone reading this blog has won what Warren Buffett calls the “Birth Lottery”: we were fortunate enough to be born in a developed country. No matter what your circumstances, you are no doubt better off than if you were born in the third world. According the UN, one third of the world, 2.4 billion people live without toilets.
No matter what happens to you in life, how you chose to respond has a major impact on the eventual outcome. Choose to be bitter, choose to use it to become better, your choice, your life.
“To every man is given a key to the gates of heaven. The same key opens the gates of hell.” – Buddhist proverb
“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” – John Milton, 1608-1674, Paradise Lost.
“The fountain of content must spring up in the mind and he who hath so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition, will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief he proposes to remove.” – Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier