A Piece that German Writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote

13 Jul

“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration; I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.”

Peter chose this piece two years ago, on the 28th of August!, to remember Gaby by. Peter wrote then that he thinks this is how Gaby felt about her life. I tend to agree with him about this.

2 Responses to “A Piece that German Writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote”

  1. catterel July 13, 2014 at 11:36 pm #

    That’s lovely – we really ought to do as we would be done by, and treat people as they ideally ought to be. Gaby must have been a truly lovely lady.

    • auntyuta July 14, 2014 at 6:11 am #

      Thanks, Cat. Assertive – yes, and very loving, this is what she was.

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