Stories of Wisdom: Footprints in the Sand

One afternoon a prominent pastor picked up a newspaper and saw that his death was reported. As if due to a time conflict, he failed to make it to his scheduled lecture, which led to the news that he had died of a heart attack.

When he read the report of his own death, he wondered what effect the news had had on the town. He walked out of the house, but found to his annoyance that life was the same as before, without any change. Passers-by came and went, people were busy with their own affairs, and not a single flag was lowered in half because of the silence. He concluded: "It is indeed thought-provoking to find yourself dead and no one cares."

This story illustrates a key point: the lack of anyone, the society still exists. However, it may be inappropriate to place too much emphasis on this point. Saying that it doesn't matter if anyone is missing is not the same thing as saying that no one is important. Whether we live or die, things are different and everyone has an impact.

Stories of Wisdom: Footprints in the Sand

Every physicist knows that nature is made up of precise and complex webs of relationships, and that the universe maintains a delicate balance. For example: the earth can only maintain a certain amount of living things, and only a certain proportion. Within certain limits, the proportions between plants and animals will vary, and beyond these limits without restraint, the system breaks down. In other words, respect for gravitational interrelationships. The particles of all matter are infused with a gravitational field, and the orbits of planets are constrained.

It is clear from what we know about nature that anything that exists has some effect on the rest of the universe. If this interconnectedness exists in nature, isn't it also true for man?

Every now and then someone writes a book like "How to Influence Humans". Such a title is misleading. We don't have to learn to influence others - we influence others every day of the past. How our choices affect others. We can make our influence more powerful, but we find it impossible to eliminate it.

Take the example of a father searching for a light in the dark of night, banging his head against a door that was ajar, and cannot help describing the details with extreme graphicness come out. Much to the couple's dismay, the man's youngest son repeated exactly what happened to him weeks later.

Humphreys, on the other hand, records the words of a teacher. She claimed: "I have a priceless legacy. I am able to rely on the students I manage.come live. Who knows? Maybe I should be a doctor, a housewife, a nurse, an artist, maybe even a moon explorer. "

As Longfellow wrote in "Life Psalm", we can "leave the footprints on the sands of time behind us." "Perhaps, a desperate and helpless brother sees and will regain his courage.

We will not intentionally leave footprints, whether we want to or not, we will leave footprints. What we can pay attention to is what kind of footprints are left.

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