The Paradoxical Commandments

I was presented the book below, "The Paradoxical Commandments" written by Kent M. Keith.

Actually my gift was Japanese translation and the title in Japanese was "Love people, anyway".

I read through it within a few hours today. It is simple but the messages are still in my heart.

There are 10 Paradoxical Commandments in this book.

The Paradoxical Commandments

The Paradoxical Commandments by Kent M. Keith

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

© Copyright Kent M. Keith 1968, renewed 2001

Each paradoxical commandment is explained in detail with examples in this book.

If you are interested in it, please read it!

I hope these commandments will be your compass for your journey.



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