The Best We Can Do

June 08, 2016


“‘Kindness’ covers all of my political beliefs. No need to spell them out. I believe that if, at the end, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this and am happy I lived long enough
to find it out.”
—Roger Ebert

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2 comments

  1. I don't know how this happens, but your messgage almost always speak right to some things that I am pondering on the day I read your post....With the world events and the US events seeming to be filled with so much hatred and misery, I think what Ebert wrote is very important...to be kind, and also I would add, to notice the beauty and wonder...

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  2. Rita, evidently we must be on some sort of cosmic wavelength. I would also agree that it's important to notice the beauty and wonder, because they are there, too, even in a world with so much hatred and misery.

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