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Ninety five percent of the problems that most people have come from personal foolishness

I am convinced that 95% of the problems that most people have come from personal foolishness — lack of judgment, lack of prudence, bad habits, poor character, wrong attitudes, wrong outlooks, wrong values, wrong behavior, etc. In other words, 95% of the problems that most people have are due to themselves and are not caused by simple bad luck. The good or bad luck that people have is mostly made by them. People act by impulse rather than reason, do whatever they wish, make all the wrong choices, and then live with their choices. They follow appetite and desire and feeling and then pay the consequences. One person understands the value of good health, pays attention to his diet, walks every day, takes matters of health seriously, and enjoys good health all his life. Another person follows impulse and appetite, eats and drinks whatever he wishes, gives no thought to matters of health, becomes obese, develops health problems at an early age, and spends his later years plagued by health problems. People under the influence of romantic infatuation, lust, greed, hatred, pride, arrogance, envy, anger, fear, etc. do foolish things and then live with the consequences. A person in anger or high arrogance ignores the voice of sense and reason, acts foolishly, and then lives with the consequences. One person develops habits of hard work and diligence and life compensates him for it. Another person develops habits of laziness and idleness and life gives him just compensation for that. One person is frugal, saves his money, invests it, and ends up wealthy. Another person squanders all his money and faces old age destitute. One person is honest, treats other people right, and goes through life with a good conscience, liking himself. Another person is a dishonest trickster and goes through life detesting himself. One can say that life tends to give people what they deserve.

June 2014

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