Just a Thought - "Each Gives What He Has"

imhotep

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  • Mar 29, 2017
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    Received thr' WhatsApp - but recollect that I have read this a long time ago....


    History has it that when the ancient Chinese decided to live in peace, they made the Great Wall of China; they thought no one could climb it due to its height.
    During the first 100 years of its existence, the Chinese were invaded thrice and every time, the hordes of enemy infantry had no need of penetrating or climbing over the wall, because each time, they bribed the guards and came through the doors.
    The Chinese built the wall but forgot the character-building of the wall-guards. Though the Great Wall has over the years become a powerful symbol of the country’s enduring strength and spirit, but it has actually been a good reminder to the Chinese of the superiority of human character. The Chinese realised much later that the best defence against the enemy is not a fortified wall, but a fortified character.
    Thus, the building of human character comes before building of anything else.

    William Shakespeare captured it succinctly when he said: “The fault is not in our stars, but in ourselves .”

    Peter Schutz, the former chief executive officer of Porsche said: “ HIRE CHARACTER; TRAIN SKILLS .”

    Lastly, back in the days when Germany was divided, a huge wall separated East and West Berlin. One day, some people in East Berlin took a truck load of garbage and dumped it on the West Berlin side.
    The people of West Berlin could have done the same thing, but they didn't.
    Instead, they took a truck load of canned goods, bread, milk and other provisions, and neatly stacked it on the East Berlin side.
    On top of this stack, they placed the sign: “EACH GIVES WHAT HE HAS" How very true! You can only give what you have.

    What do you have inside of you?
    Is it hate or love ?
    Violence or peace ?
    Death or life ?
    Capacity to build or capacity to destroy ?
    Is it the ability to make money or steal money?
    Is it ingenuity to develop good things that will benefit mankind or the ability to bomb those good things that others have laboured to build?

    What have you acquired over the years?
    Just think about it.

    Team spirit or pull down architecture? - "EACH GIVES WHAT HE HAS"
     

    dayt0na

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    Lastly, back in the days when Germany was divided, a huge wall separated East and West Berlin. One day, some people in East Berlin took a truck load of garbage and dumped it on the West Berlin side.
    The people of West Berlin could have done the same thing, but they didn't.
    Instead, they took a truck load of canned goods, bread, milk and other provisions, and neatly stacked it on the East Berlin side.
    On top of this stack, they placed the sign: “EACH GIVES WHAT HE HAS" How very true! You can only give what you have.
    How did this end up? If I was on the West side, I'd keep dumping garbage to get free stuff. :P
     
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