Nov
26

Less fattening than your turkey dinner

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“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.”

Eleanor Roosevelt quoted in Time

“We all know deep down, that most of what we have is a product of good fortune. No matter how hard we work, we did not earn our functioning brains or the families into which we were born. We live in cities others created for us, organized by a government and protected by a military shaped by our predecessors. Yet we still point to our accomplishments and proudly proclaim, “I did this!” The well-off salve their consciences by assuring themselves that it is hard work and merit that brought them success, which also leads them to conclude that it is a lack of merit that keeps others from succeeding.”

Rabbi David Wolpe in the Los Angeles Times

Categories : Food For Thought

Comments

  1. Cindy Baker Gilbert says:

    Thank you, Judith. I want to go on record stating I am stronger than my DNA. To see a photo of my ancestors sitting on the front porch (notice I did not say veranda) of their farm house, you would agree that there are a lot of historical blocks through which I must bust. Or maybe they just had gloomy expressions on their faces because they had to sit still so long for the film to expose.

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