Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Thoughts - January 3, 2017

"To be capable of embarrassment is the beginning of moral consciousness. Honor grows from qualms." -John Leonard, critic (1939-2008) 

I thought it was simply my Irish and Scottish genes which causes my easy blushing and even, perhaps, my predilection for embarrassment, but maybe it's actually the beginning of moral consciousness. Stop and think why and when you get embarrassed. For me, it is usually when I don't know an answer or I'm not as prepared as I should be....or when I'm attempting to tell an untruth. Or I misjudge a person or situation....Maybe, just maybe, I need to beware of the qualms, that sense that something I'm doing is wrong. The word itself so aptly describes how one's stomach feels at those moments, eh?! - Beth Almond Ford

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