A Friend of Mine…


A Friend of Mine…

I have a friend, a conundrum in itself, I well know… Regardless of the caliber of our friendship, he is a considered friend. And he said something to me the other day around Christmas time, that he had decided to treat others nicer, for the rest of what days he has left on this, not so often nice planet of ours.

I Know! We can argue the niceties or not of the planet and its people another day. But for me, the nice people throughtout time, have been the great minority. That is proven mathematically – time and time again.

But now: Back to my friend, whose resolution, hit me as a seminal moment. As my friend had always carried himself with an arrogant dignity, which on many occasion precluded him to evaluate a given situation, and respond based upon circumstance, rather than with his (In Your Face) ideological bent, as if entitled, and dismissed others out of hand, for good! Regardless of anothers person’s Circumstance, such as they might just be having a bad day, and he failed to consider the foibles, we all carry, at any given moment. However our poor moments in time, do not necessarily reflect – our overbidding character.

And my friend was previously – oblivious to this fact. A big mistake, for which he mentioned, to me the other day, as he witnessed when he responded with greater understanding, it seemed to come back to him positively in Spades…

My friend acknowledged he had modeled his life after, the ol’ “Rat Pack” for those of you who may remember those boys, but in the end, he was learning that Kindness was King, not Images. By the way the ol’ “Rat Pack” were folks that also did insatiable good in the world too…

That is a great resolution for all to ponder and hopefully engage in this New Year of 2012.

Understanding and Thougtfulness, should nearly always trump, reactive, failed humanity on our parts. And by “Humanity”, I mean the understanding that we are all both “Good” and “Bad”, and that understanding and thoughtfulness, with a glean in your eye that understands the bigger picture, should always win out.

That Apologies are superior to Arrogance…

Simply said: It is nice to be nice.

To have perspective, that shadows your behaviors not in the glory of ego, but in the quite of caring, and being the Peacemaker!

To All a more thoughtful New Year. And as my friend essentially said:

A Nicer Year from Us All…

Russ

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About otterthink

Retired from Telecommunications, and now am pursing a patent, that I wrote: www.noahi.com . Partner Salvare Worldwide LTD www.salvare.co.uk Married, and live in Southern California, with 1 daughter, on her own now, and of course we love our dog "Happy"...! Also wrote a book in 2006, called "Swimming in Cosmic Soup"... Available everywhere... Retirement is not Mecca... It is driving me "Stir-Crazy", so I now write...! To grasp how I think, prehaps, try my first Blog: "It Only Takes One Thing!" My Blogs primarily invlove:Philosophy, Values, Ethics, and Science.
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