"It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succor of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is not ours to rule." - Gandalf
In a world where there are many masters of knowledge to listen to and countless ways to heed advice it is hard to distinguish the noise from the sound. Excessive opinions and guidance from others can only take you so far before it quashes the desire to act or change. With so much action needed to change this and that about the world we lose sight of tilling the ground we already occupy and lending simple hands to our families, colleagues, church and neighbors in life.
The house we live in, the streets we live on, the friends we make and the work places we invest so much time into are the tilling fields that need looking after for the next person to weather, though we know not what they will face. The circumstances awaiting to confront them is not our burden to worry for, but leaving a healthy ground of soil should be our human aim.
A work place can have improved systems in place because of your welcoming attitude towards new employees have been noticed by higher ups, effectuating a new work culture forever. A friend treated with respect today may permanently effect how they choose and treat their friends more carefully tomorrow.
The children we raise today with proper manners, life skills and an unshaken belief in themselves will influence how they steer the community when we are long gone and not around to say what ought to be. A truth taught today denies a lie the kind of foothold position that could wreck somebody’s life tomorrow.
“What weather they will have is not ours to rule”