Thought of the day

I thank whatever gods may be / For my unconquerable soul. / I am the master of my fate / I am the captain of my soul. ~William Ernest Henley, Invictus

Government's promises are like the Ringgit, they depreciate with time.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

It's...a matter of perspective.

Office of Government Commerce

He was bitter and cruel, an alcoholic and drug addict who almost killed himself several times. Today he serves life sentence in prison for the murder of a liquor store cashier who "got in his way". He has two sons, born a mere eleven months apart, one of whom grew up to be "just like Dad": a drug addict who lived by stealing and threatening others until he, too, was put in jail for attempted murder.

His brother, however, is a different story: a man who is raising three kids, enjoy his marriage, and appears to be truly happy. As a regional manager for a major national concern, he finds his work both challenging and rewarding. He's physically fit, and has no alcohol or drug addiction.

How could these two young men have turned out so differently, having grown up virtually the same enviroment? Both were asked privately, unbeknownst to the other, "Why has your life turned out this way?" Surprisingly, they both provided the exact same answer:

"What else could I have become, having grown up with a father like that?"

The above is an excerpt from Anthony Robbin's "Awaken the Giant Within", chapter 4. So you see, sometimes, it's just the way you look at things. A matter of perspective:)


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