A Call To Do Better
by Clyde Dennis, a.k.a. "Mr. How-To"
Iím calling you out. Issuing a Challenge.
Relax, It's not to a dual or anything quite that complicated or dramatic.
Here's what I'm thinking...
The thought has occurred to me how much better
the whole world would be if I, in my own way were able to be a better person
myself and get 10 others to focus on themselves and do the same. What do I mean?
Glad you asked. Listen up--
There are reasonís and examples all around us
so that those of us with any understanding at all should be able to realize we
have simply got to do better.
We must do better at connecting with one
another. Real connection. Connection that understands one persons downfall is a
step in the wrong direction for all of us. Connection that brings sadness to
your heart when another human fails to reach their own full potential or gets
sucked into one of life's many black holes. I donít think our current methods
of connecting is the way things are supposed to be. Example, When did it become
OK to get joy from seeing others struggle. Don't say it's not happening. We all
know it is.
Doing better starts with realizing that we are
more alike than we are different. We as a race, as in human, have many more
things in common than we do differences. Don't just take my word for it, examine
it. We all, every one of us, have basically the same hopes and desires. We all
feel the same feelings, and we're all wanting the same things. Doesnít it just
make sense then that we should be helping one another more as a way of moving
Doing better is realizing that we are all
Doing better is realizing that those few areas
where we do differ is a good thing. My being able to share your experiences
through you and vice versa is a positive, isn't it?
Doing better is taking the time to understand
the perspective of the person you feel you have conflict with. What do they know
that you don't about the situation? Go find out, ask them. Hash it out. Why do
they feel that way about the point in question? Feel it with them. Gain their
We have got to do better. If we don't
who's going to?
And so the challenge is this-
Do better. Be better.
Look to connect with those you come in contact
with. I mean really connect. Talk with them. Feel with them. Appreciate what
theyíve gone through to get to the point where they are. Find out what you
might be able to do to help them get to where they want to be, then help them
get there. That would be doing better. Being better.
Itís quite simple really. Life is
relationship. Relationship is life. You want a better life? Create better
As always, thanks for tuning in.
Live some. Love some. Learn some. Everyday.
About the Author:
Clyde Dennis, a.k.a. "Mr. How-To"
has been writing and publishing Articles and Newsletters online since 1999.
Clyde's company EASYHow-To Publications provides "How-To" information
on How-To do, be or have just about anything one can imagine.
For more information visit http://www.EASYHow-To.com.
Email correspondence for Clyde should be sent to: cdennis at easyhow-to.com