“Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.” – Douglas MacArthur
Have you noticed how some people rail and thunder at others’ faults whereas theirs stink to high heavens?
Just as empty barrels make the loudest noise, so those loaded with faults complain more of others’ shortcomings. Actually, the better you are, the more gentle and quiet you ought to be of the defects of others.
As Max Ehrmann says, “Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others – even the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story.”
Be Gentle, My Friend! Try!