Anyway, The Paradoxical Commandments


Dalam post sebelum ini, I mentioned about The Paradoxical Commandments.. Ada someone asked me what is The Paradoxical Commandment? and then ada one friend of mine, feel confuse and lonely, mencari tujuan hidup dia, mengapa dia diciptakan,Now my friend, I nak bagi tahu what is The Paradoxical Commandments.. The Paradoxical Commandments ni very useful if you are looking for your purpose of life..

I beli buku ni last year, tak ingat kat mana..The Paradoxical Commandments were written by Kent M. Keith in 1968. 40 years ago dude! Kalau ikutkan apa Kent M.Keith cakap, dia tulis buku ni sebagai cabaran kepada semua orang untuk melakukan apa yang betul.

“I laid down the Paradoxical Commandments as a challenge,” Keith said. “The challenge is to always do what is right and good and true, even if others don’t appreciate it. You have to keep striving, no matter what, because if you don’t, many of the things that need to be done in our world will never get done.”

According to him, he saw a lot of idealistic young people go out into the world to do what they thought was right, and good, and true, only to come back a short time later, discouraged, or embittered, because they got negative feedback, or nobody appreciated them, or they failed to get the results they had hoped for.

He told them that if they were going to change the world, they had to really love people, and if they did, that love would sustain them. He also told them that they couldn’t be in it for fame or glory. He said that if they did what was right and good and true, they would find meaning and satisfaction, and that meaning and satisfaction would be enough. If they had the meaning, they didn’t need the glory.” [Credit to Kent M. Keith for this information]

So what is The Paradoxical Commandments yang I mentioned here? There are 10 philosophies:

1.People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

2.If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

3.If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

4.The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

5.Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

6.The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

7.People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

8.What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

9.People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

10.Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

I tried to practice what the commandments said, and yeah, i agree, i didn’t feel appreciated in my last job because whatever good I do today will be forgotten tomorrow, but I have to keep on doing good, means I have to keep on deliver…it is our responsibility anyway.. But if you ever did something bad today, it will be remembered for the rest of your life..Life is cruel, isn’t it? Do good anyway…

So whatever challenge you might face in your life, do good ANYWAY! because by doing good anyway, you will have the meaning and the satisfaction…of doing good…

    • slushkmk
    • May 10th, 2008

    ikhlas….

  1. dah ade blog ke izham? hehe.. congrats bro..

  2. eerr dob? nak hadiah per!?hahahaha

  3. life is a huge paradox. live anyway.
    🙂

    • nohzhn
    • May 12th, 2008

    update r ct yg best2 sket :p

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