Gary (gdj) wrote,

Something I thought worth passing on...

RESPONSIBILITY - The only responsibility that a man connot evade in their
life is the one he thinks of least. His personal influence. Man's conscious
influence, when he is on dress parade, when he is posing to impress those
around him, is woefully small. But his unconscious influence, the silent,
subtle radiation of his personality, the effect of his words and acts, the
trifles he never considers, is tremendous. Every moment of life he is
changing, to a degree, the life of the whole world. Every man has an
atmosphere which is affecting every other. So silent and unconsciously is
this influence working, that man may forget that it exists.

Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or
for evil, the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is
simply the constant radiation of what a man really is, not what he pretends
to be. Every man, by his mere living, is radiating sympathy, or sorrow, or
morbidness, or cynicism, or happiness, or hope, or any of a hundred other
qualities. Life is a state of constant radiation and absorption; to exist
is to radiate; to exist is to be the recipient of radiations. -

William George Jordan, from the Majesty of Calmness

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