What are you thinking about? O, a tree....

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Where are the cats, you ask?

I have come to the frightening conclusion...
That I am the decisive element.
It is my personal approach that creates the climate.
It is my daily mood that makes the weather.
I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous.
I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration,
I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal.
In all situations, it is my response that decides
whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated,
and a person is humanized or de-humanized.
If we treat people as they are, we make them worse.
If we treat people as they ought to be,
we help them become
what they are capable of becoming.



  1. I come back to this page again and again just to read this quote, even though I have copied it elsewhere. Thank you for posting it.

  2. Never enough Goethe. Excellent.

  3. Really interesting blog--I enjoyed the most recent posts. Great work.