Monday, March 25, 2013

Resolutions

I found this in my high school AP Macro Economics folder that I unearthed during my Spring Cleaning this week.  Since I've been working this year on my resolutions, I thought I'd share.  There is no author attributed.  

RESOLUTIONS

No one will ever get out of this world alive.

Resolve therefore in the year to come to maintain a sense of values.

Take care of yourself.  Good health is everyone's major source of wealth.  Without it, happiness is almost impossible.

Resolve to be cheerful and helpful.  People will repay you in kind.  

Avoid angry, abrasive person.  They are generally vengeful.

Avoid zealots.  They are generally humorless.

Resolve to listen more and talk less.  No one ever learns anything by talking. 

Be chary of giving advice.  Wise men don't need it, and fools won't heed it.  

Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the wrong.  Sometime in life you will be all of these.  

Do not equate money with success.  There are many successful money-makers who are miserable failures as human beings.  What counts most about success is how a man achieves it.  

Resolve to love next year someone you didn't love this year.  Love is the most enriching ingredient of life.