Children who are well taught were trained to consider the happiness of others before their own: to offer them the most comfortable seat the choicest fruit, the best tidbit, and so on; and also to do everything, even the most trivial acts, in the right way. And these two things – unselfishness and right action – are on the basis, not only of good manners, but of all ethics, religion, and true living: they represent power and skill.
The selfish man is weak and unskilful in the exercise of thought; the vulgar man is weak and unskilful in his actions. Unselfishness is the right way of thinking good manners are the right way of acting.
Reflect back when you were a child, where you taught about consideration, unselfishness, and right action – how have these three things served or not served you as you progressed through life?
Word of the week – Trained – teach (a person or animal) a particular skill or type of behavior through practice and instruction over a period.
Speaking With a Purpose: “I help you bridge the gap between … Where you are versus where you want to be.” My ultimate goal – help you become a better you!