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Letter: Do you make the world a better place?

Make the world a better place

Is the world a better place because you lived? Even soldiers, whose job is destruction, can state their homeland is safe because they assumed the role of protector. Even trained police officers must avoid yielding to the attitude “everyone is a crook, some we just haven’t caught, yet.” Look around and grade your acquaintances. How many of them do more damage than good?

Philosophers would ask, “Who are you to judge?” We all start out as self-centered little disaster areas. Hopefully by the time you grew up you were educated, whether in a formal school or a good home environment, to help with the solution, not be part of the problem. At that point, you qualify to judge.

To find and keep good friends, it is necessary to be one. If good people avoid you, it might be time to look in the mirror for the problem.

We can’t fix all the world problems, but with intelligent effort, we can look our judge in the eye on judgment day and say, “Yes, the world is better because I lived.”

Terry Stafford

Riddle



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