You Control Yourself

A man’s actions are the direct and necessary consequence of his character. In making any choice, he declares, “This is what I am.” Every action is an expression of self.

The man who condemns his own actions belies his own self-hatred and inner turmoil. It is childish and second-handed to assume that our choices are not reflective of our “real” selves. For example, consider the unwilling addict who professes his hatred of the drug, and yet continues to use it. In action, he declares one thing, and yet in speech, he says the opposite. He longs in vain for a world where A = !A, where a thing is not its nature, where there is such a thing as a free lunch.

Reality does not abide contradiction. A man can fill his mental world with all manner of contradictions, but if he tries to act in a contradictory manner, existence will not stand for it. Thus, nothing in this world expresses a man’s true nature as his actions do.

2 Responses to “You Control Yourself”

  1. On March 15th, 2004 at 16:09:33, aynroark2001@yahoo.com Said:

    :He has the power to find and correct errors in his thinking

    How does one correct his actions?

    :so I do not consider my pleasure as the goal of the lives of others

    How do you expect others to serve you?

  2. On March 15th, 2004 at 23:13:56, isaac Said:

    Thanks for posting to my site.

    : How does one correct his actions?

    All errors in action are the natural result of errors in thinking. Fix your mind and the rest will follow.

    : How do you expect others to serve you?

    Who says that I do? I only expect that others will serve themselves.

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