Friday, January 16, 2009

Virtues & Vices

"Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices." - Ben Franklin

It is said we find in others what we fail to find in ourselves. Unfortunately, most of the time, we find only bad things. It is because what we fail to find in ourselves or more correctly what we do not want to find in ourselves we find in others.

Best way to develop relations and rapport with others is to always look for something good in everyone. If we try hard enough, we will surely find some things that we like to find. Everybody has some good qualities. It is just that we are always looking for something we already do not like and we very quickly find that in everyone and start disliking them. Place to find such bad qualities is within ourselves. It is just that since it is easy to find bad qualities in others, we very quickly latch on to them. It hurts to find such qualities in ourselves even when they are present in abundance. So, we avoid it. We avoid pain at all costs. So, this is no different.


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