"To anyone who has, more will be given and he will grow rich; from anyone who has not, even what he has will be taken away."
I was always under the impression that this particular verse represented the teachings of Jesus
here's another translation of the same verse
'To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given, and they will have an abundance of knowledge. But for those who are not listening, even what little understanding they have will be taken away from them.' New Living Translation (©2007)
the "lucifers principle" by Howard Bloom use that line as the core of it's reflexion, it's well worth a read, quite mind blowing actually...
Question on "The Persistent and Timely Will Inherit the Earth" -
Which is the best methods for dealing with people that correspondences aren't as much interesting as many with other people, and that you don't feel there is a fit, but they are really nice and want to connect with you ?
One thing I've learned is that you never know who is going to rise in the world.
Just writing to a random stranger on the internet shows a decent amount of tenacity on someone's part. Most people won't do it. So you're already filtered down to people who will put themselves out there a little bit and take a bit of action.
I know a guy who applied to work for me in a job when he was still in high school some years ago. I couldn't say yes to that - didn't want to deal with labor law, signing a contract with a minor (including IP assignment, work for hire... I don't know, seemed like it would have been a nightmare) - but he seemed like a good guy, so I took him out to lunch at a little Greek restaurant near my office and just asked what's going on his life.
Here's the story. Freshman year, I was in to all those "bad boys." He, was a good boy though and we became great friends but never ever dated. He was a grade above me and my dad loved him. I dated a really bad kid who was on his wrestling team. He told me how he didn't like me dating him, but told me that he would never tell me I couldn't do something and I respected that. We went to Florida for spring break with our families and I realized I had feelings for him. He liked me so much, he even put a plastic bag over his phone so he could text me while he was in the shower.
Sophomore year: One of his best friends died. He got really messed up. He started drinking all the time, and even got caught up in drugs. I wanted to be there for him, but he pushed me away. Eventually I couldn't take it anymore. I couldn't sit there and watch him self destruct. It was too hard. And he wouldn't talk to me anyway. So we stopped talking.
Junior year: I had no idea who he was...
Senior year: Yesterday, I sent him a snap chat, which is the first form of contact I've had with him in almost two years...
This morning: He responded. Excitedly. and we started talking again like we used to. I never realized how much I have missed him. But I have missed him, so much more than anyone will ever realize. But, I'm afraid. I mean, I've changed so much since we were friends. I am such a typical "goody-goody" now and I just, I don't know how to explain it to him or if I even have to. And maybe, (hopefully) he's changed too. Changed back into the guy I once knew. I hope he has, because I don't know if I will be able to lose him to the alcohol lifestyle again. It was rough.