People Are Often Unreasonable

People are often unreasonable, irrational and self-centered.
Forgive them, anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Be kind, anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends
and some genuine enemies.
Succeed, anyway.

If you are honest and sincere, people may deceive you.
Be honest and sincere, anyway.

What you spend years creating others could destroy overnight.
Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten.
Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it may never be enough.
Give your best, anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God.

It was never between you and them, anyway.

2 Replies to “People Are Often Unreasonable”

    1. I have not been reading or responding to reader submissions. I selected this one at random. I can not keep up [there are many of you whom are real – and many BOTS too so I do not invest the time. I am re-evaluating that position and want to thank every one who has reached out… Thank You.

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