Quote by Socrates: “Is it true; is it kind, or is it necessary?”
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I will readily admit that I have not studied the religions and philosophies of India. What strikes me about it is how it succinctly sums up what-I-think-should be the approach to the veterinary care of horses. See what you think. Take a little time out to look after your friend. Is it kind? Horses would much rather be running around in a field, or munching on some hay, than they would be standing with some bandage on their leg, or having someone grinding away at their teeth. For example, I always preferable to use a treatment that is less invasive to one that is more invasive.
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I wish that was my advice, but really, I got it from a friend in college who got it from a Jesuit priest who probably got it from the Pope, who, if I had to guess where this game of telephone is going, got it right from God herself. The Internet is a funny little thing, isn't it? One day we're drunk on building people up, the next day we're burning them at the stake. But in between these highs and lows, we're given a spectacular amount of power every single day. We're complacent about it and blind to it for the most part, this ability to zip into somebody's life through their phone or their computer, to interrupt their day with our own points of view, opinions and judgments. When this happens, when someone arrives, unbidden, in your otherwise safe and happy inbox or timeline, with feedback not about the things you like, but about you , it's shocking and unnerving.
Before you speak ask yourself if what you are going to say is true, is kind, is necessary, is helpful. If the answer is no, maybe what you are about to say should be.
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A woman with a heavy accent called my office yesterday from an unidentified local number. She asked for our accounts receivable department. After explaining that I was one of the owners she said that the credit card they had on file needed to be updated.
Being a stickler for the truth is fine; but what is the truth? Truth has often been used to mislead because you can speak it without including specific pieces of the 'big picture'. I didn't want to think up an example so Googled one: Someone invites you to a meeting and you do not want to go. Truth: I don't want to meet with you. Lie: My car broke down so I can't make it then. Misleading truth: I already have a meeting in 10 minutes which will be done in 5 and leave me plenty of time to make yours; but, I really don't want to attend yours and hope this will throw you off. So, I'm a stickler for honesty.
If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice.