“If the secret sorrows of everyone could be read on their forehead, how many who now cause envy would suddenly become the objects of pity?” ~ Italian Proverb
This post is a part of One-Liner Wednesday, hosted by LindaGHill.
Oh a great many, I think. Excellent quote my dear. 🙂
I believe you’re right. Thank you!
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Brilliant quote. Reminds me of something I once heard, not sure why, or that they’re even related but I’ll share anyway:
If we all threw our troubles into a pile, chances are we’d want to take our own back again.
Abbie, thank you so much for sharing that. That is exactly right. We may think that someone else has it better or easier than us, until we take a walk in their shoes for a day. I’ll stick with my own troubles.
Wow, clever quote and concept. Thanks for sharing it.
You’re welcome. Glad you liked it. It certainly stuck out to me when I first saw it, as it contains a lot of truth.
I have adopted this on many occasions. Sadly. I don’t want to be envious and I don’t want others in positions of being pitiful. 😦
That’s understandable. I’ve put on facades before too. Sometimes it’s easier that way than having people feeling bad for you or trying to help when you know they can’t. I’m certainly not envious of others though, as everyone has problems below the surface.
There was a video clip I saw months ago where someone was given a pair of glasses and they saw people by a different lens. And that lens told the darkness or sadness that each person carried that no one saw. I wish I could remember where I saw it, I would send it to you. It may have been a commercial, but I don’t think it was. Really opened my eyes to this. We all have something inside of us that may not be seen by others, but it is painful, sad, or even worse.
This was a great post. Thank you.
Thank you for sharing that. It sounds very powerful and I’m definitely going to search for it now. I completely agree with you about our hidden parts. Even those who say they hide nothing, I’m convinced that there’s still something. I know not a single person who would feel comfortable to let every single thought, idea, or hurt known to others. You’re very welcome.
Yes. There is always someone suffering more than you.
That is very true, always. Hugs to you.
I certainly wasn’t saying that to engender sympathy (just so you know). I was reminding myself that as hard as life is right now, it could be worse.
I know you weren’t. It’s only that I had just commented on your post right before I read your comment, so my thoughts were still on you and your loss. You are right though, no matter how bad our storm is, there’s always a worse one somewhere else. No matter what, we always have something to be grateful for.
I love this, and not that I’ve ever created envy. To look at me now, this last year-and-some has taken its toll. I hope nobody pities me— have learned a lot and am much wiser and stronger for experiencing it.
You never know. Maybe you have had made others envious without ever even realizing it. I think everyone has a quality about them that someone else wishes they had for themselves. You have learned and grown a lot, and it shows. No need to pity what was, when you and everyone else can rejoice for what is… now. That probably made no sense, but sounded good. 🙂
It made sense, and it sounded good!
Whew! Good, thanks!
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