Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Another Pearl Of Wisdom From Sakoieta
One thing I learned early in life is if you try to please everyone all the time, you’ll never please half the people half the time or be pleased with yourself. Some are never pleased no matter what you do. It wasn’t really meant for us to try to do that. What we are supposed to do is to constantly try to live and work in harmony with each other. This often means listening to other opinions and even reconsidering our own. Our Elders often waited to see how long someone’s opinion remained true before forming one of their own and putting it forth. Waiting to form an opinion can at times be a very wise thing to do. It’s too easy for people to be negative. To say negative things about others, to accept the negative opinions of others. We need to weigh and sift opinions as to their importance and their truth. It seems at times the only thing we cannot forgive in each other is a difference of opinion. Maybe to work in harmony with each other we need to listen more carefully, consider more wisely, forgive more easily and censure less frequently.