Good advice on giving advice

“I can recall many times in my life when I gave “good advice” to someone, only to realize very quickly how little I had known of the situation. Many times that advice exploded in my face and damaged the lives of others. Those mistakes were regrettable. I have had to learn to offer advice only if I knew the whole story and understood the motives and values of those with whom I was talking.”

(David Thurman – ‘Jesus and Legalists’, Gospel Minutes, Vol. 66, Number 36, September 8, 2017, Page 1, Paragraph 1)

#advice, #good-advice, #good-quotes

Interesting quote for the day

When the topic of treating people like cattle comes up in the tense conversation between Alexander (the “time traveler”) and the “mentally higher evolved being” in the movie version of H.G. Wells’ story “The Time Traveler”, the “uber brained” individual responds with:

Who are you to question 800,000 years of evolution?

Indeed! If evolution is the “creator” of us all, who are any of us to question what evolution drives us to do, even when people/organizations such as “Planned Parenthood” treat slaughtered human beings like candidates for the meat market?

#evolution, #good-quotes, #morality, #movies, #questions-worth-thinking-about

Daily Nudge: quote — and news

Share a recent quote, from outside the Bible, that made you sit up, urges the Daily Nudge. And, of course, we want to hear why. Whys are important. Don’t just throw the quote out there on us and make us guess. Let us get inside your head, to see the firing of a synapse, or whatever those connections are. Connect with us.

I’m late this morning. Sorry about that. The recent time change also brings us closer, so when I’m late, you notice it more.

Yesterday was a tough day for me, in several ways. But I slogged through it, got my article done for Forthright, paid my rent, survived the heat. Today started out better. Pray for me!

I’m praying for you, too.

And waiting to hear news, news, news.

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