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We are all examples --- for good or for bad

   We don't live to ourselves in this world.  We all make an 
   impact --- for good or for bad.  We are all watched.  We are 
   all observed.  We are all examples for others --- lessons for 
   good or for bad. 

   When I think of maliciousness, I don't think of it in the 
   abstract.  I think of certain people I have known.  I can give 
   their names.  I think of their actions, their inclinations, 
   their mind.  Memories of their ways come to mind.  That is just 
   the way my mind works.  I think in the concrete.  When I think 
   of spitefulness and viciousness, I think of certain people.  
   When I think of kindness, goodness, and self-sacrifice, I think 
   of certain people.  I think of their actions, their conduct, 
   their behavior.  When I think of laziness, I think of certain 
   people.  When I think of diligence and industriousness, certain 
   people come to mind.  When I think of jealousy or envy, I think 
   of certain people.  The people themselves probably don't 
   realize they have been object lessons for me, but they have.  
   Everyone is an example of certain things of one kind or 
   another.  Quick temper, rash action, impulsiveness.  It all 
   presents itself to my mind in the form of the conduct of 
   certain people that I have known.  When I think of selfishness 
   or dishonesty or moral degeneracy it all comes to me as 
   memories of the behavior and conduct of certain people.  
   Remembrance of their actions, their ways, their mind.

   We are not alone in this world.  Our actions, ways and 
   inclinations impact others.  We are all examples.  Good 
   examples or bad examples.  We are all living object lessons for 
   others.  Lessons for good or lessons for bad.  We are all more 
   important than we think, important for good or for bad. 

   Mar 2010

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