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Monday, 11 June 2012

“The evil that men do lives after them; 
The good is oft interred with their bones.” Shakespeare

and another viewpoint of the same quote

“It is sins of omission, not commission, that are most fruitful of harm; not the evil that men do, but the good they did not do, that lives after them.” 

In lieu of recent happenings in Nigeria, I began to ponder about life.. about humanity...

... and here goes my little musings!

Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.” is a quote I heard from a rerun of an episode of Law and Order and it got me thinking. When do we start to become cynics in life, when do we decide that "being good" is not just good enough.We want to help but we are scared. We want to love but we hold back. We want to give but we just can not, because good intentions are often misconstrued.

Life as we know it today, is about every man for himself and to each his own, fend for yourself, toughen up or die. Are we our brothers keepers? Why are we so scared of helping, of giving, of humanity itself. The Hate... Do we help at the expense of getting hurt. When do we choose to be heroes and damn the consequences. Does it always end in tragedy or do we survive???

One of my favorite movies is, Amelie a Parisian film set in Montmartre, a magical whimsical romantic comedy directed by Jeun-Pier Jeunet in which Amelie played by Audrey Tautou, is a shy waitress, who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better, while struggling with her own isolation. Amelie's accidental find of a lost box inspires her to do good. She invents little cutesy ways to help others, through matchmaking, encouragement and in an event walked a blind man to the train station while describing all the little details on the street. At the end Amelie discovers love...

The moral of this... do good anyway, for it does not always end in tragedy.

I like this quote below

The Final Analysis (Author Unknown)
People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered; Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.
You see in the final analysis, it is between you and God. It is never between you and those people anyway.


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