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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Good Advice – 21 March 2007
By Mary T. Hoffman

Christopher Morley, who was born in Pennsylvania in 1890 and died in 1957, was an author and journalist.

This quotation of his offers some good advice:

“Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity.”

In this world, positive changes have come about only by the efforts of those who had the courage to “step out of line.” Perhaps the reason it’s taking so long for humanity to reach the level of God’s original intent for us is because most people are locked in by cowardice, laziness, fear of criticism…. These behaviors of the majority are “made to order” for unethical exploiters who are quick to take advantage of the situation.

More people are needed who will put true kindness and compassion at the top of their list in making decisions about where they spend their money. Good intentions mean nothing if gullible people continue to believe liars who manipulate them instead of those who expose the truth.

Go on to: 101 Reasons – 22 March 2007
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