Thursday, April 6, 2017

Fruit to Nuts

The farther up the ladder one climbs, the less connected one becomes to the real world of regular folks.

Moving up changes your worldview to that of the elite, and priorities change to match.  Influence on your thinking comes from that same echelon, and the voices from far below become faint and not really worth considering.  Some of what you do will be beneficial to others, and much may be harmful.  The process of change during the climb is perhaps gradual and unintentional, but the end is simple; you're nuts.

The fruit of a good heart and right thinking is unselfish concern for others, real joy, inner peace, patience (not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting), compassion, integrity, dependability, restraint, and a life by thoughtful choice.

How difficult it must be to climb the ladder of wealth and power without forfeiting every good thing.

Galatians 5:22-23

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