A Speechless Man Speaks Words Of Wisdom

"I believe that if, at the end of it all, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn't always know this, and am happy I lived long enough to find it out.
Roger Ebert
(At the age of 67, the movie critic best known for the movement of his thumbs, finds himself unable to speak, eat, or drink. In 2002, a malignant thyroid had to be removed, which was just the first of several surgeries that led to a tracheotomy in 2006 and the total loss of his speech)
thornyasarose thornyasarose
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2 Responses Feb 17, 2010

Good point. I agree. Well said.

I agree with what he says. I think energies, positive and negative, are infectious and pass from one person to the next. Our actions and words are not insignificant.