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Living a moral life

What “No plot for weeds” is about:

As you move through your life’s journey, trying to do the best you can for yourself and your loved ones, don’t prevent others from doing the same. We are all on this planet together, all pursuing our various goals and dreams. One man’s dream is no more or less important than the next guy’s. So play nice among your fellow man and woman, especially when you’re in a crappy mood. Your problems are not my problems, so don’t drag me down into your muck with you.

Consider this: As bad as you think your struggles are, the person next to you in traffic, at the grocery store, or in the cubicle next to you has their own struggles that may make yours pale in comparison. I think you are safe to assume that everyone you encounter is struggling with at least several small—but possibly huge—dilemmas, heartbreaks, or tragedies. So be nice to everyone you meet.

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Stick to the golden rule as much as possible. Or as we Christians and most other religions try to emulate: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Living a moral life means treating others as you would like to be treated. Don’t cheapen your goals and dreams by lowering your moral standards along the way, just to get ahead. You’ll get more satisfaction in the end if you have lived your life with moral integrity and good character.

 

“Reputation is what men and women think of us. Character is what God and Angels know of us.” ~ Thomas Paine

“It is our obligation at all times to impress a moral standard on our young, despite what’s popular.” ~ Unknown