I wanted to share this with you…it made me smile and also made me think. I was at the Doctor’s this morning for a routine appointment with the kids and while we were waiting to be called in, I was flipping through a book I had taken with me – It’s called “Foolish Words – The most stupid words ever spoken”. It is full of interesting (and foolish) quotes by famous people and it is simply hilarious…! Too too many funny quotes in there:).
Anyway, one caught my eye this morning and it was basically this:
“We don’t necessarily discriminate. We simply exclude certain types of people.”
- By Colonel Gerald Wellman, Reserve Officer Training Corps
This was apparently his response to a question about why they discriminate…
And this one, by someone caught committing a crime:
“I haven’t committed a crime. What I did was fail to comply with the law”.
So these folks had really convinced themselves that they were justified in what they were doing just because they gave it another name or another description that did not sound all that bad. This extremely faulty (and foolish) reasoning is pretty obvious to everyone except them…
It’s really silly, but it made me think. I figured, well I’m at the doctor’s office – I might as well give myself a check up too..! I wondered if there were times I also did this without realizing (or without choosing to realize) that I was actually doing pretty much the same thing described above.
Are there certain things I do…knowing deep down that I should know better..but just because I give something a different name or description or some kind of justification… I am able to convince myself that it’s ok or not that big a deal? I gave it some more thought, and I am ashamed to say…some things definitely came to mind!
So I am reminded to give myself a check up every so often… to make sure I am never telling myself (or others) foolish words that sound very wise to my own ears, and my own ears alone! Because it’s really true…. “the eye sees not itself”. I think our conscience does a terrific job in reminding us about where we may have erred,/are about to err though, if we pause and listen). See More Great Verses & Quotes
Much Love & Blessings,