If you stir up and churn milk and have the patience to stay with it, you get creamy, sweet butter. On the other hand, you can probably sit all day long churning dirt, and even if you add water, you will end up with muddy conclusions.
It isn’t always effective to motivate people or circumstances. If there is quality, intelligence, spirit and humility, then churning can bring about a beautiful, natural change.
But if people are stubborn, angry, racist and ignorant, churning normally initiates violence.
You’ve got to judge your circumstances.
Is there enough milk of human kindness in the people you’re dealing with to see them turn into butter?
Beheld: (v) past tense of behold: to see, look upon or gaze at
You will always find plenty of what you’re really looking for.
Once you set your mind to believe that the world is filled with a certain substance or the absence of a precious virtue, you will convince yourself that your notions and convictions are accurate.
You will behold exactly what you want to see and then you will go off and proclaim what you beheld.
The racist always finds examples of stupidity among those he deems inferior.
The pessimist never lacks evidence that his or her philosophy is well-grounded.
The misogynist is never lacking a dumb blond joke.
And the angry feminist can tell you story after story about the abusive results of testosterone-driven maniacs.
There’s an old saying: to the pure all things are pure and to those who are defiled, everything is defiled.
It’s not an issue of optimism. Life is more or less like the zoo–even though the park offers snakes, lions, tigers, elephants and bears, if your favorite is the monkeys, you don’t ever have to encounter the other creatures.
Some people would call this ignorance.
I would disagree.
I would call it bliss.
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