Friday, February 11, 2011

Got it?

I was reading Pride and Prejudice today, and let me tell you, it's a wonderful book. I love it dearly. While reading, I came upon a passage that I found quite striking. I mean, it is very simple, but it is a good message. Here it is:

"Oh! You are a great deal too apt you know, to like people in general. You never see a fault in anybody. All the world are good and agreeable in your eyes. I never heard you speak ill of a human being in my life."
"I would wish not to be hasty in censuring anyone; but I always speak what I think."
Elizabeth is speaking of her sister Jane, and how she likes people in general. She says that she has realized that Jane doesn't see a fault in anyone, and that she speaks well of others. We have to not be too hasty to judge others, and give them the benefit of the doubt at times.

I found this video, and I think it is showing this principle very well:

Put on your glasses, and see the world, not yourself. I think we all focus on ourselves a bit too much. We have to realize that sometimes there are people who need help more than you need what you want. Don't judge others, just show them that you genuinely care. Got it? Hopefully so. Just stop and watch, and you will see what you need to do. It's a method to life.

1 comment:

  1. This video made me think about the times when I have been on the receiving end of a caring hand. The little boy who "just needs someone to care" was very touching. We all need someone to care at some point in our lives and we should all care about each other. Those glasses are exactly what this blog is about, forgetting ourselves and lending help to others and showing them that we care.