Monday, 27 December 2010

Why some accounts are better left unsettled
(Part 4 of 4)


In a world where millions of people are thoughtless or driven by nefarious ethics, what sense does it make to focus on the unfairness of the day? Lamentations and wishful thinking can bring about certain psychological relief, but they are essentially a waste of resources.

The rational response to unfairness is not envy, but relentless action. Given sufficient time, intelligent persistence tends to weigh off the influences of inheritance and chance. In our example, the person who has not been chosen for the job would do better to put on a good face and start to look around, discreetly, for a better position for himself at a rival bank.

Your time on earth is limited and should be used promoting your own cause in front of rational, fair individuals. For what concerns other people's mistakes, prejudice, or arbitrariness, you will be better off if you shrug your shoulders and move on. In the long-term, life often has its own funny ways to settle accounts without your intervention.

[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

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1 comment:

  1. Hello John!
    its allways a pleasure to read your blog!
    Many of the ideas/concepts/believes are not unknown to me.....but somehow when the unexpected happens, or "life gets tuff" I forget be rational.
    Sometimes reading your blog makes my feet touch the "ground"...at least the little toe!
    Great blog! Merry Christmas!
    Sophia

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