Just because you’re lovesick, it doesn’t mean that you have to take the next pill that comes along.
Have I surrendered, or is this only a ceasefire?
So easily do we determine to count our blessings as curses when they become inconvenient, or fail to appeal to our appetites.
Dictionary.com defines integrity as “adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.”
Way back in the ‘80’s during the real Miami Vice days, I knew a Dade County police officer whose beat was along the Miami River. “Jorge” was offered $50,000 to take his lunch break at a particular time — one day, one time. In those days, that was roughly equivalent to a year’s pay for a patrolman. Definitions are well and good, but when the bag man shows up with 50K and you have kids in school and a mortgage, it’s simpler than that: do I do the right thing, despite the cost, or the wrong thing?
If our brain is a deck of cards, we are a few cards short in the reasoning and maturity suits.
~ “A Skeptic’s Guide to the 12 Steps”, by Phillip Z.
The harder we fight to hold on to our ideas, the more likely there’s value in loosening our grip a little.