Friday, February 28, 2014

Quote-A-Day: Day 59

You can't make everyone . But you can help everyone .

No matter what you do, you can't please everybody.  Sorry, but you can't.  Of course, that doesn't mean that we give up.

Rather, it just means we realize that chasing the dream of having everybody be happy about everything will always remain a pipe dream.  And maybe that's a good thing, because if everybody were happy all the time, then there would never be any challenge to learn from.

What we can do, however, is help everybody to learn.  Learning is a continuous process, and while sometimes it is clear what we want to learn, at other times we need to prod others (or be prodded ourselves) towards a certain step or in a certain direction.  At times, we don't know what we don't know.

Happily, we can never exhaust the supply of things to learn.  And, not surprisingly, the process of learning should be a happy process.  So, if we can't directly make everyone happy, we can at least help them learn, and watch as their learning brings greater happiness to their lives.

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