Violence will only occur if you allow it
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism – how passionately I hate them!
-Martin Luther King jr.-
The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.
With a brand new year, I have given a great deal of thought to the subject of attitude. I consider it the most significant contributor in building friendships and in the development of families and life.
They say there is very little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
The Greek poet Hermesianax lived about 400 years before Christ. Although we don’t know much about him, Hermesianax left us a four-word phrase still meaningful today. He said, “As within, so without.” The attitude we possess within ourselves will determine external attractions.
Taken a step farther, as you are within, so will be the quality of your life. I have noticed that some of the best people I know and have had the chance to associate with are those who have remained positive in all aspects of their lives. They have demonstrated a great ability to relate to other people.