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Daemon
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No man, who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives, is left long without proper reward.

Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)
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Of the many effects of the material, intellectual and moral well-being that have been pointed out, two are more important than the rest: firstly, the development of insight and clarity of vision; secondly, the capacity to solve problems and to weather difficulties and crises. We have discussed this in detail elsewhere. (See Guftar-e-mah, Vol. I, the second speech.)


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Yet history is replete with those who are persecuted during their lifetimes, and recognised for their contributions (as cultural icons, heros, role models, &c.) only long after their deaths.
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An idiot indeed.
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It's not always true, but does it mean that we must be stripped that belief (or even wishful thinking) naked like?
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It's not always true, but does it mean that we must be stripped that belief (or even wishful thinking) naked like?

Double grace or double trouble - I don't know.
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Perhaps true at one time but no longer.
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This does not apply to everyone who is deserving of accolades for a job well done. Some are most generous, with their time, effort and materials, and never achieve a reward for their accomplishments. This is lamentable, but true.

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If we do things for the right reasons, and not the accolades of men, I think there is truth in this statement.

Great quotes here at The Free Dictionary :)
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The quote in context:

From the autobiographical book: "Up From Slavery (1901)" by Mr. Booker T Washington, Chapter XVI - Europe, when he tells us about his trip to Europe, after meeting the famous American Negro painter, Mr. Henry O. Tanner, he comments:

"I think that the whole future of my race hinges on the question as to whether or not it can make itself of such indispensable value that the people in the town and the state where we reside will feel that our presence is necessary to the happiness and well-being of the community. No man who continues to add something to the material, intellectual, and moral well-being of the place in which he lives is long left without proper reward. This is a great human law which cannot be permanently nullified."

Read the book, a one remarkable! : http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2376/2376-h/2376-h.htm#link2HCH0016
GreenBanana
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Daemon wrote:
material, intellectual and moral well-being

And you're defining this how?

Make every post as if it was the first one in the thread.
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Daemon wrote:
No man, who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives, is left long without proper reward.

Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)


It all depends on how one defines "reward." I have the thankless job of exposing the the establishment criminal element to a population which generally consists of two groups... 1. establishment sycophants and 2. the incredibly apathetic.

My reward is little more than doing what's right and pursuing truth - something very few people are willing to do. But what could be more rewarding than that - even with all the BS I have to put up with from the sycophants and the apathetic?

BTW, that isn't to say everyone falls into both those categorize because some don't - it is very interesting and invigorating to talk to real humans about real issues.

The best way to control the opposition is to finance it. Birds of prey have two wings; the left wing & right wing.
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jasoncomely wrote:
If we do things for the right reasons, and not the accolades of men, I think there is truth in this statement.

Great quotes here at The Free Dictionary :)


Welcome jasoncomely, and enjoy the right reasons for being in this forum; you will be doing well enough.

Here is one of the right reasons we ought to do things:
Doing our duty means nothing less than meeting life’s expectations, head on, regardless of our convenience, pleasure, fear or pain... most of the time...
failing sometime, but never failing for lack of the will to try, nor the lack of reward.

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Verbatim wrote:


Welcome jasoncomely, and enjoy the right reasons for being in this forum; you will be doing well enough.

Here is one of the right reasons we ought to do things:
Doing our duty means nothing less than meeting life’s expectations, head on, regardless of our convenience, pleasure, fear or pain... most of the time...
failing sometime, but never failing for lack of the will to try, nor the lack of reward.



Thanks Verbatim :)
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