I read this book, "ANYWAY : The Paradoxical Commandments" by Kent M Keith, (who wrote it when he was 19 as a Harvard sophomore initially as a booklet for student leaders) 4 years back and the "Commandments" appear in one of the books which I am currently reading and I thought of sharing the "Paradoxical Commandments" with you.
But these Commandments were taught to me, indirectly and directly, when I was young....The underlying theme is what my religion preaches and what the Prophet (pbuh) taught his followers....Enjoy this and think about it and put an action to it and spread it... and God willing, the world will definitely be a better place to live!
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centred. LOVE THEM ANYWAY
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. DO GOOD ANYWAY
If you are successful, you will win fake friends and true enemies. SUCCEED ANYWAY
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. DO GOOD ANYWAY
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. BE HONEST AND FRANK ANYWAY
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds. THINK BIG ANYWAY
People favour underdogs but follow only top dogs. FIGHT FOR A FEW UNDERDOGS ANYWAY
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. BUILD ANYWAY
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. HELP THEM ANYWAY
Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth. GIVE THE WORLD THE BEST YOU HAVE ANYWAY