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It Is Never Between You and Them Anyway


People are often unreasonable,
illogical and self-centered;

 Forgive them anyway.
 
 
If you are kind,
people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives;
 
Be kind anyway.
 
 
If you are successful,
you will win some false friends and true enemies;
 
Succeed anyway.
 
 
If you are honest and frank,
people may cheat you;
 
Be honest anyway.
 
 
What you spend years building,
someone could destroy overnight;
 
Build anyway.
 
 
If you find serenity and happiness,
they may be jealous;
 
Be happy anyway.
 
 
The good you do today,
people will often forget tomorrow;
 
Do good anyway.
 
 
Give the world the best you have,
and it may never be enough;
 
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.
 
 
You see, in the final analysis,
it is between you and God;
 
it is never between you and them anyway.
 
 
 
 
Do It Anyway” cited and arranged by Mother Teresa
*There are several versions of this poem.
ABOUT ME
Yasu
Good Friends Japan CEO. We aspire to offer opportunities of international education especially to unprivileged young adults. ヨーロッパと台湾で仕事をする北海道育ち。大学をアメリカ、大学院をカナダで修了。リベラルアーツ教育、宗教教育修士。