Aristotle said: "The ideal person is he who takes pleasure in serving others, and who is ashamed when others do things for him, since showing compassion is a sign of superiority, while receiving it is a sign of failure." More concise and to the point is the following Hadith: "The Upper Hand is better than the Lower Hand." The upper hand refers to the giving hand, and the … [Read more...] about Strive to Help Others.
The lord of the worlds provides for the worm in the ground: "There is not a moving [living] creature on earth, nor a bird that flies with its two wings, but are communities like you." (Quran 6:38) Allah provides for the birds in the sky and for the fish in the sea: "And it is He who feeds but is not fed." (Quran 6:14) You are worthier than a worm, bird, or fish, so don't … [Read more...] about Strive for Your Sustenance, But Don’t Be Covetous.
Dr. Richard Cabot of Harvard University wrote in his book How Humans Live: "As a physician, I am a proponent of work as a remedy for those who suffer from nervousness that results from doubts, fears, and indecisiveness. Work inspires bravery; it was self confidence that made Emerson so superb." "Then when the [Friday congregational] prayer is finished, you may disperse … [Read more...] about Do Not Daydream Work, Strive, and Abandon Inactivity.