More Vs. Less

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We have more things to do, but no time to do them. We are doing more than one thing at a time, but we are getting nothing done.

We have everything- nice homes, nice cars, but we keep searching for happiness.

Why?

Here is the answer:

According to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, “We have bigger houses but smaller families. more conveniences, but less time: We have more degrees, but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgement; more experts, but more problems; more medicines, but less healthiness; We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbour.

We built more computers to hold more information to produce more copies than ever, but have less communication; We have become long on quantity; but short on quality.

These are times of fast foods but slow digestion; Tall man but short character; Steep profits but shallow relationships. It’s a time when there is much in the window, but nothing in the room.”

The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands

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You build your character by what you do every day. You build your character by how you handle the things that happen to you in life. Your character is who you are. You can have everything on earth, but if you lack character, you have lost everything. Your character is your foundation upon which everything is built. If you lack character, everything will collapse.

Your character is how you treat people, how you handle things, how you carry yourself, and how you view the world.

Let us look at what great minds have said about character. Anne Frank said, “Parent can only give advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” Be careful what you do every day, because whether you know it or not, you are building your own character. Jim Rohn said, “Character is built by how you respond to what happens in your life- whether it’s winning every game, losing every game, getting rich or dealing with hard times.” It does not matter what you are responding to, if you don’t respond well, you are building your own character. If you treat people in a terrible way, you are building your own character.

If you want to have a great character, always do the right thing. When you act right, you will live right. When you act wrong, you will live wrong.

Your character is you. You are your character. Don’t joke with it!