'To be or not to be- That is the question!'~ William Shakespeare
Such a wonderful popular Shakespearean quote that is set to challenge- which is partly why it stands out. So many quotes effectively reassure us that life will get better if we try, we can be what we want to be, there's a light at the end of the tunnel. Whilst true, they are generally an answer to your question or current situation, especially when times are bleak.
These words inspire in a totally different way. I also like the fact that they can be used over and over in the course of a day if applied to our thoughts-
- To be nice or to be nasty! Do you really need to say what you think or can it be upgraded to constructive criticism?
- To be positive or negative? Without acknowledging this question we may inadvertently remain in the negative rather too long!
- To be considerate or selfish note selfish; after all being inconsiderate is selfish! Attractive as selfishness might appear, consideration makes you more attractive to others and life is ultimately smoother.
- To be boastful or humble? This might seem more of a personality trait however you can take charge of your natural inclinations. If you under value yourself, speak up a little more- if you have too much to say, leave room for others to speak and let them take credit where it's due.
Conclusions: I believe that this statement really is a foundation stone in all our lives which we should dust off and use rather than saving it for special occasions!
Jaz McKenzie~ The Word Magician Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org