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4/27/2003

 
| Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You, Ask What You Can Do For Your Country

I heard an interesting news story today. It seems the former Governor of New Jersey and current head of the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was using EPA staff to conduct her own personal errands. She even had a memo written on what staff could and could not say when she asked them how they were.

Ego, nothing but pure Ego.

My wife and I went out to a restaurant this weekend. Two sheriff deputies where there on their dinner break. As we were paying the bill, my wife noticed that the deputies, who were ahead of us at the cash register, were given a 50% discount off their meals. When someone asked why this was done, the manager said “I guess I won’t have to worry about getting a ticket” Shame on the sheriff deputies for accepting that discount and shame on the manager for doing it.

Ego, nothing but pure Ego.

Humility is a lost trait for most people.

Look around today and see how many people you notice with inflated egos. Then count how many people use humility.

Humility is not about being walked over or taken advantage of. It is about accepting the fact that we do not have all the answers and that there is something out there greater than our individual self.

The world doe not revolve around me, nor does it revolve around you. Think about that the next time you are tempted to lash out at someone because they don’t fit into your perception on how life should be run.

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