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What You Are Is As Important As What You Do
By Patricia Fripp
It was a sunny Saturday afternoon
in Oklahoma City. My friend and proud father Bobby Lewis was taking
his two little boys to play
He walked up to the fellow at the ticket counter and said, “How
much is it to get in?”
The young man replied, “$3.00 for you and $3.00 for any kid who
is older than six. We let them in free if they are six or younger. How
old are they?”
Bobby replied, “The lawyer’s three and the doctor is seven,
so I guess I owe you $6.00.”
The man at the ticket counter said, “Hey, Mister, did you just
win the lottery or something? You could have saved yourself three bucks.
You could have told me that the older one was six; I wouldn’t have
known the difference.” Bobby replied, “Yes, that may be true,
but the kids would have known the difference.”
As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Who you are speaks so loudly I can’t
hear what you’re saying.” In challenging times when ethics
are more important than ever before, make sure you set a good example
for everyone you work and live with.
Reprinted by permission of Patricia Fripp (c) 1992 from
Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen.
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