19 Oct Casey Stengel
“All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for… reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration.”
However upsetting our circumstances, we can always be grateful they aren’t worse. Gratitude is the foundation of happiness.
Let what’s past be passed. Holding on to the past limits our ability to grab whatever opportunity next comes our way.
The foundation of anger is selfishness. When we’re angry we take ourselves so seriously we are oblivious to the dire circumstances of others who would be thrilled to be in our shoes. However, when we’re compassionate, we’re grateful as we see our circumstances through the perspective of those less fortunate. Selfishness precludes us from happiness.