Monday, April 23, 2001

Editorial (April 29, 2001)
"The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind. Failure makes people cruel and bitter. (Written by Somerset Maugham).
Yes, truly successful people are reserved in talking about their accomplishments; they do not trumpet their wonderful deeds; and when recognized by others, they minimize the significance of this. Deep in their hearts, they know very well, that without the help of the Lord, such and such thing could not have happened.
On the contrary, those who have little success are those who make a lot of noise, and they openly talk about themselves. They could not wait for others to recognize whatever they have done. Whenever they talk, they talk very loud. Moreover, they downplay if not negate the good deeds of others. But worse still are those who had encountered so much failure. Often, the are bitter about the outcome of their life; and so, they destroy the name of others and question their character.
Indeed, we could say that a good number of successful people have suffered so much, because others could simply not admit that they have done something worthwhile. However, even if other people ruined their name or damaged their character, they remain calm and at peace with themselves because they could honestly stand before the Lord who acknowledges the good deeds done anywhere, and at anytime. (End)