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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

If there is anything I can do?

For as far back as I can remember, I have been eager to please. That is, I have been willing to do things for people, anyone, even if the person is someone I do not like or get along with. I suspect I learned (or inherited, depending on your opinion of nature vs nurture) this trait from my mother. She would help anyone who asked, regardless of how she felt about them personally.

I can't explain it except that I feel good when I do a favor for someone. It does not matter whether I get so much as a "thank you" for it, it just gives me a feeling of pleasure that I cannot explain beyond using that word. And, conversely, if I have to refuse to help or do a favor, I feel guilty about it. Maybe it has something to do with endorphins.

That is how I broke my kneecap. Doing a favor. And I am now committed to going to that friend's house again tomorrow to finish up (I hope) what I was doing the Day of the Great Fall.

I guarantee I will be giving that ottoman a wide berth, though.

6 comments:

Michael said...

There's also the life lesson of always protecting oneself from harm. But hope it goes/went well!

Charlotte Ann said...

um, the house next door to me is for sale and I'm reserving it in your name. I need a neighbor like you!

Linda S. Socha said...

Ouch. Giving can be painful
Linda

Gregory said...

Maybe it's the Irish in your character lol...
it has alot to do with the way your mother raised you I am sure.

Gregory said...

Maybe it's the Irish in your character lol...
it has alot to do with the way your mother raised you I am sure.

Michael said...

There's also the life lesson of always protecting oneself from harm. But hope it goes/went well!