A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens created a popular concept that has been reiterated throughout tons of movies and publications since the 1843 release. The attention is rightfully earned as there are many lessons to be learned from this novella. Here are the twelve most thought-provoking lines from the original print:
Feeling “above” others is extremely foolish. In the big picture of the universe, we are all the same.
Seeking revenge is only damaging to the seeker. The person that has done the original wrongs will get what he/she deserves in the end. Don’t seek revenge, let the world give its own punishment.
When others do wrong or are rude, they will be the loser in the end. Do not seek to punish those who have done damage. Their own evilness will come back to haunt them sooner than later.
Do your thing, always, no matter what others might think. Regardless of what you are doing – whether it’s a clown routine or becoming a CEO – there will always be someone out there laughing and mocking. Let them laugh, they don’t have to understand our own joy and ambitions.
Spread the joy, spread the love.
Embrace every aspect of who you are, from birth to death.
Making money off of situations or people is not an indication of how meaningful those things are. All good things do not have to be tied to income.
Unless someone confides, don’t pursue information that doesn’t belong in your world.
If the entire story is not known, do not judge the situation or person in the situation. Those on the outside always have the strongest opinions even though they know the least.
You reap what you sow.
Lacking financial security does not equal unhappiness. On the other hand, having a lot of money does not equal happiness.
Children are wise, carefree, and content. It wouldn’t hurt if we all mimicked the attitudes of kids.
Thank you for reading this post. I hope you plan to read or have read A Christmas Carol. It’s a humbling read for any person, any season of the year. Have a great day 🙂