Desiderata by Max Ehrmann  

redrobin012057 61F
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5/28/2006 7:20 pm

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6/8/2006 4:09 pm

Desiderata by Max Ehrmann

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be
in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and
lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career,
however humble;it is a real possession
in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue
there is; many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;for in
the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you
in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,be gentle with
yourself.

You are a child of the universe, no less than
the trees and the stars;you have a right
to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as
it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,whatever
you conceive Him to be,and whatever your
labors and aspirations,in the noisy
confusion of life keep peacewith your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.



norprin5 56M

5/31/2006 8:10 pm

maybe i'm just a wee bit cynical...but i always liked [post 370330] better...

King Nor XVIII


redrobin012057 61F

6/1/2006 1:09 am

Oh thats definately you norprin Deteriorata! hee hee!!
Love the cynic in you


Jayferjoan 52F

6/7/2006 8:38 pm

Ok...I love your one robin...but i also went and read the Deteriorata one and loved it just the same...what a laugh

Thankyou for sharing that

jayfer

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