Friday, August 05, 2005

desiderata too

stuck up in the toilets at work is this

Desiderata Too
Don’t go placidly amid the apathy and lethargy.
Remember that your silence is consent that there can be no peace where there is injustice.
You cant please all the people all the time so shout your truth from the mountain top.
And don’t accept nonsense from the bigoted, the ignorant and the self-serving.
Don’t avoid people who are upset. They may have good reason and your care and interest may make them less aggressive.
Be tolerant of the diversity that makes everyone special
And be aware that there are no persons greater or lesser than yourself.
Don’t live in the past or the future. Enjoy the present.
Don’t become obsessed with your career. It cannot give you security or possession of any thing or anyone.
Exercise trust in your dealings but be circumspect as the world is full of materialists.
Become yourself.
Express affection for all people and all species
But be sceptical about romance for it is as transient as a summer flower.
Don’t become tired in your ways and never surrender your sense of wonder.
Don’t be defensive. Be imaginative.
Fatigue and loneliness are born of fear.
Be rigorous in accepting responsibility for your actions and their consequences.
You are a child of your less than perfect parents and
Like the trees and the stars, Your time will pass.
And whether or not it is clear to you, things are not working out as well as they could.
Whatever you conceive God to be, also be aware that
Everything you do changes the world.
Dreams cannot be broken and they will give you no peace if you do not act with integrity.
Unfortunately, the world is getting uglier each day.
Be brave.
strive for the right of all people to make their own paths.

i look at it quite a bit. and when i hears about the lesbian conversation that had hopped and skipped its way around work, it made me think of this particular line

And don’t accept nonsense from the bigoted, the ignorant and the self-serving.

the fact that they were talking about me wasnt what bothered me. it was the fact that they saw my sexuality as something gossipworthy. and the thing is, im not even a lesbian. i know! surprise! actually, i am thinking about sex with a boy right now....

hehe, nice :)

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