Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Many thanks to my friend for this thought worthy of sharing!

A man asked his father-in-law, “Many people praised you for a successful marriage, could you please share with me your secret?”. The father-in-law answered in a smile, “Never criticize your wife for her shortcomings or when she does something wrong. Always bear in mind that because of her shortcomings and weaknesses, he could not find a better husband than you.”

We all look forward to being loved and respected. Many people are afraid of losing face. Generally when a person makes a mistake, he would look around to find a scapegoat to point the finger at. This is the start of a war.

We should always remember than when we point one finger at a person, the other four fingers are pointing at ourselves. If we forgive the others, others will ignore our mistakes, too. Finger pointing doesn’t solve any problem. It normally leads in out of control, heated personal attacks, badmouthing, the end result is physical fighting.

A few rules should be set in place to maintain a level of civility.


Beauty and brains said...

Finger pointing is not the way out. Where does the finger of responsibility need to be pointed. When you are hurt and feel the pain, you need to forgive and forget the incidents right away. In doing so, you have ease the burden and you will have peace of mind!

Bay Martin said...

You don't save face by pointing fingers. Be honest and accept the truth!

Monching said...

That's very true among my colleagues na mga "Itiks." Mahilig silang umepal hmmppp!