Day 198: “To belittle, you have to be little.” ― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

More on ideas that have inspired me:

This is such a clear message. Who wants to be little?

Valiantly and consistently my maternal grandfather never said anything negative about anybody. He reiterated the phrase “If you can’t say anything nice about someone, don’t say anything at all” at least once a month.

My mother, his daughter, belittled almost everyone in her life except her children. I certainly struggled with the fact that I thought I felt better about myself when I looked down on others.  How wrong I was. It wasn’t until I was into my late 20’s that I learned to report objectively about what I found objectionable. I do believe it is necessary to learn discrimination and to voice objectively what can make the world (your own world) a better place.

Grandpa Del and Kahlil Gibran agreed wisely.

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