Thursday, September 29, 2005

The world needs people who

Found this from Mim, who got it from a mate of mine Jono Broadbent-good kid. I thought it was pretty cool, would work well as a close to a talk or some such thing. And I would broaden it to all people-I think we could all benefit from a few of these qualities.

The world needs young people
-who cannot be bought;-whose word is their promise;
-who put character above wealth;
-who possess opinions and a will;-who are larger than their work;
-who do not hesitate to take chances;
-who will not lose their individuality in a crowd;
-who will be as honest in small things as in great things;
-who will make no compromise with wrong;
-whose ambitions are not confined to their own selfish desires;
-who will not say they do it "because everybody else does it";
-who are ture to their friends through good times and bad times, in adversity as well as in prosperity;
-who do not believe that shrewdness, sneakiness and hard-headedness are the best qualities for winning success;
-who are not ashamed or afraid to stand for the truth when it is unpoplular;
-who can say "no" with emphasis, although all the rest of the world says "yes".

Charles Swindoll, 'Living above the level of mediocrity, p.1078.

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