Words from a Father

Husband of One, Father of Four

Tag: better

469. Better

Better to restrain for a time than regret for all time.

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419. Knowledge Fails

The old joke goes like this. A communist says he can put a new suit on that man. Christianity says it can put a new man in that suit.

We have access to more knowledge, experience, history, culture, research, philosophy, political stances, art, and plain old information than ever before in time. Yet we are no better for it. It is past time to admit that information and access have failed to produce better people, as was hoped by the likes of Marcus Aurelius and others. Neither external forces nor accessibility can ever change a person within. Permanent and positive change begins only inside the human being, and that is precisely what Christianity — and no other religion or philosophy or political stance — promises.

410. Careful Gains

Better to gain rightful enemies than wrongful loyalties.

228. Better Opponent

Pick the better opponent. Hard fought and won is the best story — a lesson not learned any other way.

202. Change It Up

If you’re going to cover a song, you should change it up a bit, add your own flavor, or do it better than the original.

Two examples: “Single Ladies” by Beyonce, covered by Pomplamoose (video here) and “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson, covered by David Cook on American Idol.

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