Website owner: James Miller
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 More from SolitaryRoad.com:
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