we start knowing little and evolve into knowing a lot and being very kind ...

@ruperto (1552)
Philippines
October 21, 2010 12:17am CST
it seems as young children, there was so much we did not know and we tend to be unkind easily ... As we get older, we observe that the only way to a successful life is to learn as much as we can, and also to find a way to be kind when faced with all of life's challenges ... Perhaps the goal in life is really to learn to be kind in any situation ... (specially when people seem to provoke us ... ) What do you think ?
2 responses
• Marikina, Philippines
21 Oct 10
Oh yes. The reason is when we are still a young child-- we are innocent-- so that is why, we get mad easily and then-- we really don't know how to hold our emotions. Just like a baby. They cry easily because they have feelings that if they get mad-- they'll cry. That is why according to its bible-- being innocent or if we acquire child's innocent we could go to heaven easily not like of being an adult like all of us, we are not innocent anymore-- we think rational and knows how to control our emotions. It is really different if we are to compare us on being grown up to a child that is being an innocent.
@ruperto (1552)
• Philippines
21 Oct 10
That is an interesting view. Though it seems as adults we are expected to be master of our emotions. In real life that seems to have many exceptions. Is there a good way to more quickly reach that state where anger and resentment is totally controlled - and instead to be kind and understanding despite the temptation to be angry ... ? What do you think ?
@wadabski (764)
• Philippines
21 Oct 10
An interesting topic indeed. But one must think. even adults with high degree of education can sometimes be irrational and sometimes self righteous rather than being rational and think about the opinion of others. Thinking about total control over anger and resentment, I do not think that there is a stage in our life which these emotions can be controlled because simply these are normal emotions that we acquired from birth.
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@ruperto (1552)
• Philippines
24 Oct 10
it seems there is a Swami who asserts that a person's intelligence is different from his/her intellect ... that the intellect is in charge of enforcing virtue ... as we know it seems virtues like meekness, humility and empathy does not seem to evolve from intelligence , but rather from a "decision of the heart", if you will, - of the intellect (so it is suggested) What do you think?
@wadabski (764)
• Philippines
21 Oct 10
Life so short. A humans life expectancy rate went down to the age of 60 years old. It would be nice for others to remember as by as kind or somewhat good rather than someone who is unkind to others. As young as we can be lets try to be good to others for that I think is what the world is lacking. We cannot bring our money and other physical belonging if we die, we only leave behind the momories from what others think of us. If people provoke you we can try to smile back rather that argue. That person may have an issue or problem which he/she is having difficulty solving. Would it be nice if others do the same thing to you? smiling when your angry or mad? It will change the world as we know it.
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@ruperto (1552)
• Philippines
21 Oct 10
I agree. There are times when a small misunderstanding caused a very negative outcome. Perhaps if everyone would take the effort to be kind even it is difficult to be kind, then some of the problems could be avoided ... What do you think ?
@wadabski (764)
• Philippines
21 Oct 10
Then this would definitely be a much better place to live in. Like it or not we live in the same earth, we breath the same air, we live and we die, we have our ups and we also have our downs. If only each one of us can be kind to others, then this journey we call life will not be that hard.
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