Nevermore

Sometimes this modern world just asks the wrong questions, says things the wrong way, but it makes a difference in how we interpret and what we say…

i cannot ask you not to sell unethically, i must ask you to buy responsibly
i cannot ask you not to speak, i must ask you to listen
i cannot ask you to change others, i can only ask you to change yourself

i cannot ask you not to take, i must ask you to give
i cannot ask you not to tell lies, i must ask you not to believe them

i cannot ask you not to be selfish, i must ask you to give
i cannot ask you not to win, i must ask you not to rub it in

i cannot ask you not to be a predator, i must ask you not to fall prey
i cannot ask you not to hurt others, i must ask you to forgive them
i cannot ask you not to distract, i must ask you to focus

we can be distraught that others will not give us what we need, when they have more than enough

or we can recognize that discussions of their lack of courtesy solves no problems

we will build what we need when we realize it’s up to those who would, not those who should

 

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