Spreading Good News (Part 463 – Don’t Try to Please Everybody)

The goal of Spreading Good News is for readers to:

GET INSPIRED and/or GET MOTIVATED and/or GET INFORMED and/or GET AWE-STRUCK and/or GET A BREAK FROM ALL THE NEGATIVE NEWS and to tell readers about our good, short books and our online store.

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THE STUPID NEITHER FORGIVE NOR FORGET; THE NAIVE FORGIVE AND FORGET; THE WISE FORGIVE BUT DO NOT FORGET.

~ Thomas Szasz

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TODAY’S BLOG

My cousin, Patricia Eddings, sent me this piece.  It clearly illustrates why you should not try to please everybody.

Don’t Try to Please Everybody

~ Author unknown

An old man, a boy, and a donkey were going to town.  The boy rode on the donkey, and the old man walked.

As they went along, they passed some people who remarked, “What a shame!  The old man is walking, and the boy is riding.”

The man and boy thought maybe the critics were right, so they changed positions.

Later, they passed some people who remarked, “What a shame!  He makes that little boy walk.”  So they then decided they’d both walk!

Soon they passed some more people who remarked, “They’re really stupid to walk when they have a decent donkey to ride.”

So, they both rode the donkey.

Then they passed some people who shamed them by saying, “How awful to
put such a load on a poor donkey.”

The boy and man figured they were probably right, so they decided to carry the donkey.

As they crossed a bridge, they lost their grip on the animal, and it fell into the river and drowned.

THE MORAL OF THE STORY:  If you try to please everyone, you might as well. . .
Kiss your ass goodbye!

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NOTE FROM JOYCEIf you enjoyed and/or learned from this blog, please leave a comment and send the link to others.  Thanks!!

If you’re interested in reading all about “My Breast Cancer Journey,” those posts start with post #334.

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~ Joyce Fields

 

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About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of eight books (seven non-fiction; one children's fiction--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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