Thursday, January 17, 2008

What would you do?

This has a great message.

The original is "religiously tinted."

Sometimes I think that can get in the way of the message,
for someone who isn't "bent" that way.

For that reason, I adapted it to read without the religious references.
If you want to see the original click here.

Imagine for a moment that you see a man fall into a pit, unable to get himself out.

Would you say, "I feel for you down there."
Would you observe, "It's logical that someone would fall down there."

Would you say, "Only bad people fall into pits."
Would you stop and calculate how deep the pit is.
Would you want the exclusive story on the pit.
Would you ask if he was paying taxes on the pit.
Would you say, "You haven't seen anything until you've seen my pit."
Would you tell him, "You deserve your pit."
Would you tell him, "The pit is just in your mind."
Would you feel that his mother and father were to blame for his experience?
Would you encourage himself to believe that with enough inner belief, he could get out of the pit?
Would you suggest that "Things could be worse."
Would you claim that "Things will get worse."

Or would you, seeing his difficulty, take him by the hand and
lift him out of the pit?

There are so many ways to look at things.
Is the way you're looking at a situation keeping you, or someone you care about, in a pit?

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