By Coach Dale Brown
“In today’s ‘everything is negotiable’ society, we are bombarded with messages telling us that we get what we demand, not what we deserve. You may temporarily achieve success by demanding more than your due from others, but it will not long endure. It’s easy to create problems and dissension but very difficult to lead others in a spirit of cooperation and harmony. Which type of individual do you think is most valuable to the organization? The greatest rewards in life – both financial and personal – will always accrue to the peacemakers of the world.” Napoleon Hill
Martin Luther King always taught peace, harmony, and to love one another. The following are some excerpts from his speech, Loving Your Enemies. “Returning hate for hate multiples hate; adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate multiples hate, violence multiplies violence, in a descending spiral of destruction.
Time is cluttered with the wreckage of communities which surrender to hatred and violence. For the salvation of our nation and the salvation of mankind, we must follow another way. Love is the most durable power in the world. This creative force, is the most potent instrument available in mankind’s quest for peace and security.”
Whatever you feel about another, be it love or hate, will surely bounce right back to you in some clear fashion. If hate you send, hate you’ll get back, but loving brings love nearer. Labels divide us instead of unite us. The oldest striving of mankind is for us to unite as one; that cannot be done until we fully understand that all through the history of the world whenever good compromised with evil, evil always won. Have the courage to speak up about evil. Charles Krauthammer said, “ You’re betraying your whole life if you don’t say what you think.”