Temperance

The Voice of Temperance

Understand that your body will not be free from illness.
If you do not experience illness, you will be fallen to temptation in overconfidence and thus act immorally.

Accept and embrace that life is not free from hardships.
Without the experience of hardships, you will become haughty and boastful.

Exercise patience with people who fail to cooperate with your plans.
If they did not, you would not be able to learn.

Do not expect your plans to be fulfilled easily.
If they are easily fulfilled, you will be prone to conceit.

Refrain from befriending someone for self interest .
If you do, you will only hurt yourself.

Give freely with no expectation of something in return.
If you expect something in return, you will become prone to egotism.

Understand that you will not gain more than you have contributed.
If you gain more than you have put in, you will hinder your progress.

Learn to be accountable for your actions.
Refrain from trying to vindicate your feelings of victimization.
If you try to vindicate yourself; you will have to put the blame on someone other than self.

– August 10, 2013

Composition By:  Kay Lynn Gabaldon

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