I saw a quote that stated “I don’t believe what you say. I believe what you do.” At first impulse I wanted to ‘like’ the Facebook post, but then I paused and remembered that I know many individuals who speak and act differently, but their words are actually true to their thoughts (even if not portrayed through their actions).
This pause made me want to underline how consistency in actions and words is much more essential to finding the truth than solely looking at actions and words.
Sometimes people may say things they believe, but not have the impulse to apply them. They could refrain due to an issue in their life we don’t know about or it could be that they merely take words and what they say lightly (giving it no weight whatsoever).
Either way, their true person, character or way of behaving and/or reacting in a particular moment will come out through their consistent actions and words.
It isn’t merely because an individual says one thing and does another; or acts one way, but doesn’t speak it that will (or could) unfold their person and who they are. It is through the years of getting to know them, being around them, noticing the little things they do or don’t do, say or don’t say.
Empathy, willingness to look farther than your subjective views and ways, no outlines and no expectations is what can make a blind person see. Anything else is a veiled truth created by one’s own subjective views and schemes.
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