Gift Kind Choice

Lately something hit very hard, shallow enough, slow and tear me apart.

This is a speech given by Jeff Bezos, i would like to tag him as the founder of Amazon to elavate or just because he was sucessfull will i admit the below truth.

I Love you Dad, Mom and my Sister. To few people to whom have i expressed any unkindness “I am Sorry” ,  after all this is a broken soul struck here and has nothing else capable of doing anything. bottom of my heart, beyond the apology that i am owing, i more convinced that i will make sure “all fall down”.

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Gifts and Choices

What I want to talk to you about today is the difference between gifts and choices. Cleverness is a gift, kindness is a choice. Gifts are easy — they’re given after all. Choices can be hard. You can seduce yourself with your gifts if you’re not careful, and if you do, it’ll probably be to the detriment of your choices.

This is a group with many gifts. I’m sure one of your gifts is the gift of a smart and capable brain. I’m confident that’s the case because admission is competitive and if there weren’t some signs that you’re clever, the dean of admission wouldn’t have let you in.

Your smarts will come in handy because you will travel in a land of marvels. We humans — plodding as we are — will astonish ourselves. We’ll invent ways to generate clean energy and a lot of it. Atom by atom, we’ll assemble tiny machines that will enter cell walls and make repairs. This month comes the extraordinary but also inevitable news that we’ve synthesized life. In the coming years, we’ll not only synthesize it, but we’ll engineer it to specifications. I believe you’ll even see us understand the human brain. Jules Verne, Mark Twain, Galileo, Newton — all the curious from the ages would have wanted to be alive most of all right now. As a civilization, we will have so many gifts, just as you as individuals have so many individual gifts as you sit before me.

How will you use these gifts? And will you take pride in your gifts or pride in your choices?

Source: http://committedparent.wordpress.com/2010/07/18/teaching-kids-to-be-clever-or-kind/

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