I love this week’s story as it illustrates strongly and lucidly one of the greatest destroyers of dreams and ambitions. Failure to recognize the power of this destructive force will have you blame other people for your lack of progress in life. To find out what this is,continue reading and you will be glad you did.
There is a parable about a rabbi’s son who goes to live in a neighboring town. When the son returns home the father asks him if the town was different. The son says, “Yes, Father, they teach you to love your enemy.” The father protested, “Well, we teach the same thing here.” The son replied, “Yes, but they teach you to love the ENEMY WITHIN!”
The moral of the story is that unless you take inventory of yourself first before you shift blame to your friends, parents, teachers or the government your life will remain the same with little or no progress at all. You can live your entire life searching for the enemy outside and never realize that the enemy is not that far. Pogo realized this truth when he shouted ….”We have found the enemy and he is us!”
This is my story and I am sticking to it!