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Compromise: Sacrificing Reason

 

Subject: Poem, Compromise, Reason, Integrity


 

Too often people lead with their heart and not their heads.  Even worse is when I sit and watch television evangelist convincing people to hand over their hard earned money and to sacrifice all they have (including themselves).  

 

What happens to people who 'just buy into anything' without thinking or questioning?   I dedicate this poem to those who buy into these modern day snake oil salesman on TV.

 

 

Sacrificing Reason

 

How does one judge what is right,

if morality has no rational sight.

 

Decision are made based on a whim,

never questioning the screams that come from within.

 

Deep in the mind, lie two demons,

one of passion, and one of reason.

 

Confronted with a situation all too rare,

he must decide which cross to bare.

 

He leads with his heart, his mind left aside,

decision are easier if it feels good inside.

 

Later he finds his decision short sighted,

it’s now too late, what was wrong can’t be righted.

 

He gave an inch and now they want more,

but how does he know when even is the score.

 

Irrational the decision in thinking of others,

now behind the eight with all their druthers.

 

Give more they say, you must change your ways,

but how does one judge with a heart that plays.

 

 A tune of acquiescence, the melody airs,

thinking of oneself is not it declares.

 

The general consensus is as such,

that your mind can do little, and heart does much.

 

The end is now open for those who’ll demand,

to keep on giving or deviant is his brand.

 

They keep on asking ‘cause he can’t say when’,

guilt is their weapon whilst trapped in their den.

 

Submit to their needs, their plan, the goal,

he opened his heart, since his mind they stole.

 

For the mind knew when to end it all,

but he discarded the tool that built the wall,

 

He now puts others before himself,

his needs now dusty upon the shelf.

 

Give in he did for that was the way,

for the users of life, an endless prey.

 

With his last breath on the day that he died,

“I lived for me!”, to himself  he lied.

 

by

Victor Antonio G., March 12, 2000

 

 

Please share this with a colleague or friend who may need some words of inspiration.

 

Victor Antonio G. is an author and motivational speaker. 

 

Copyright © 2004 by Victor Antonio G.   All rights reserved.  This article MAY be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, as long as the author’s name, website and email address are included as part of the article’s body.  All inquiries, including information on electronic licensing, should be directed to Victor Antonio G.

 

                                             

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Ode to Og Mandino

Leadership-Time Management

Stupid People Poem

Christmas Story: Misfits

Leadership-Winning Mindset

Sales-Prime Contractor

Netflix-Blockbuster Competition

Sales Training Bob

Cash Money Tree

Leadership & Trust

Management Style

Your Capacity for Success

Create Cash Flow-Equity

Pay for Performance

Road Trip to Success

The Good Life

Power Shift-Toffler

Incentive Programs

Compromise Poem

Business and Ladders

Speaker on Vanity

Leadership Style - Skill

Selling Through Channels

Consequences

Exploiter Poem

Keynote on Revenge

Motivation and Money

Computer Poem

Selling & Optimism

Speaking of Action

Keynote on Greatness

Essay on Equality

Torpedoing Success

Consumer Motivation

Creative Destruction

Motivation and Selling

The Success Matrix

Squirrel Wins - Focus

Why Take Action

Latino Market Growth

Motivational Failure

Speaking of Talent

Speaker Success Poem

Selling Without Wires

Sales Storage Evolution

Acres of Diamonds

Motivational Principle

Professional Public Speaking

Diversity & Multicultural

Sales Ethics-To Tell

Monopoly of Ideas

Self-Esteem Motivational

Employee Recognition

Overcoming Fear

Cold Calling CEOs

Reality is Plastic Poem

Life Coach - What a Joke

Innovation and Technology


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