Empty Sacks

Benjamin Franklin once said, “It is hard for an empty sack to stand upright.” Indeed, the development of personal character, the honing of ability and competence, takes years of growing through gains and losses. It includes sleepless nights, thankless labor, moments where quitting is not just considered but almost endorsed by the circumstances. There are also moments of great elation and the inevitable disappointment when such mindless glee cannot be sustained and the often mundane momentum of regular life reminds …


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2 comments on “Empty Sacks

  1. Billy Moore on said:

    Thank you for helping fill my sack up. What a thought provoking article. We should all remember that each moment is important.

  2. Gloria De La Cruz-Sandoval on said:

    Yes, if just for the moment and it lasts a lifetime? We should all heed the thoughts expressed here. -g-

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