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On Decisiveness

Posted in Qualitus : Habitus by chawnghilh on December 2, 2009



Real picture—undoctored—from a surrounding of Kolasib of Mizoram—is appealing enough for all! It’s a real estate wherein fisheries and paddy harvesting are done successfully. The hanging creeper on the foreground enhanced the true beauty of the scene and the streak wheel-marks over the muddy ground revealed hard and strenuous labor—witnessed by a blue-reflex fish pond!


One of our human failings, as many see it, has been our admiration for the “middle-of the-roader.” Certainly many of us agree that the exercise of restraint is one of the marks of the good man. But in some areas compromise is flabby and dangerous. Any person of real conviction and strength must choose one side of the road over the other. It would be a strange kind of education that urged us to be ‘relatively’ honest, ‘sometimes’ just, ‘usually’ tolerant., ‘for the most part’ decent.

As you read history and biograpbhy, I think you will not come to equate greatness with compromise. Rather, you will find it in decisiveness, combined with charity, gentleness and justice. There will be some wrong decisions, of course, but as long as mistakes are recognized, the loss is far less serious than that occasioned by playing the middle of the road, sitting on the fence, undecided, unconvinced, incapable of strong feeling.

Life should be a continuing search for those people, those ideas and those causes to which we can gladly and wholly give ourselves.


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  1. dr_feelgood said, on December 2, 2009 at 7:52 am

    Very true. But decisiveness is something one may have to be born with, as most of us are fence sitters in most situation. I, for one, am one of those who find it hard to choose one direction, and usually end up in the middle of the road.

  2. tetea7 said, on December 2, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Pu Chawnghilh, eng camera nge tunlai hian i hman mek?

    He pic chu a rei ve hmel tawh hle mai a?

    • chawnghilh said, on December 2, 2009 at 5:22 pm

      Nikon D60 ka hmang. D90 leina ka tuak tauh tauh mai! A chunga picture khi Thaiboy picture ka ruk keuh a nih khi! Mawi ka ti em a; mahse, firefox ka download ngawt a, ka blog picture an tung zoh hlawm ta … ka upload tui tawh lo khawp mai!

  3. tetea7 said, on December 2, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    D60 chuh! A va professional vak lo ve!? D90 chu lei vat rawh. D40 te, D60 te hi Amateur/ Beginner tana siam deuh a ni lawm ni? Anyway, eng D pawh chu lo ni ta sela, i kut a’n thlen tawh phawt chuan an hmantlak viau vek zel chu ka ring e — Nikon F3 lo hmang sil chul hnep tawh kha i ni miau va!

    D50 ka hmang a, hengho model hi a hlui leh tan ta der mai. Mahse, kei chu a thar leina ka neih leh mai hmel si lo va (Mahni hlawh liau liauva in ropui sa mup mup chunga car chhuak thar lei mai thei ka ni ve mang si lo va!), ka la hmang deuh ngat ngat phawt mai a niang chu…

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