Archive for September 14, 2006
A woman came out of her house and saw 3 old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them. She said “I don’t think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat.”
“Is the man of the house home?”, they asked.
“No”, she said. “He’s out.”
“Then we cannot come in”, they replied. In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened.
“Go tell them I am home and invite them in!” The woman went out and invited the men in.
“We do not go into a House together,” they replied.
“Why is that?” she wanted to know. One of the old men explained:
“His name is Wealth,” he said pointing to one of his friends, and said pointing to another one,
“He is Success, and I am Love.”
Then he added, “Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home.”
The woman went in and told her husband what was said. Her husband was overjoyed. “How nice!!”, he said. “Since that is the case, let us invite Wealth. Let him come and fill our home with wealth!”
His wife disagreed. “My dear, why don’t we invite Success?”
Their daughter-in-law was listening from the other corner of the house. She jumped in with her own suggestion:
“Would it not be better to invite Love? Our home will then be filled with love!”
“Let us heed our daughter-in-law’s advice,” the husband said to his wife.
“Go out and invite Love to be our guest.”
The woman went out and asked the 3 old men, “Which one of you is Love? Please come in and be our guest.”
Love got up and started walking toward the house. The other 2 also got up and followed him. Surprised, the lady asked Wealth and Success:
“I only invited Love, Why are you coming in?”
The old men replied together: “If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other two of us would’ve stayed out, but since you invited Love, wherever He goes, we go with him. Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success!!!!!!” OUR WISH FOR YOU… Where there is pain, we wish you peace and mercy. Where there is self-doubting, we wish you a renewed confidence in Your Ability to work through them. Where there is tiredness, or exhaustion, we wish you understanding, patience, and renewed strength. Where there is fear, we wish you love, and courage.
Straightforwardness, without the rules of propriety, becomes rudeness”
–Confucius quotes (China’s most famous teacher, philosopher, and political
theorist, 551-479 BC)
“A little rudeness and disrespect can elevate a meaningless interaction to a battle of wills and add drama to an otherwise dull day.”
–Bill Watterson quotes (American Author of the comic strip Calvin & Hobbes, b.1958)
It is more comfortable for me, in the long run, to be rude than polite
Says the rude child: “No, I won’t do it.” Says the courteous grown-up: “Yes, I won’t do it.”
~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960
It’s not a slam at you when people are rude – it’s a slam at the people they’ve met before.
~F. Scott Fitzgerald
Life be not so short but that there is always time for courtesy.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
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