Two Kinds of People

By April 6, 2010 3 Comments

I attended an event this past weekend where there were around 21,000 people present.  Most of that throng of people looked like nothing more than a sea of humanity from where I sat.  The faces nearer to me were distinguishable as individuals.  I realized that among those I could see, perhaps a dozen or so were people I recognized and knew in one way or another.  A wise friend once pointed out to me that there are only two kinds of people in the world; the kind you know, and the kind you don't know.  Your human treasury includes all of them.  Just consider for a moment the vast array of possibilities that exists just in the people you already know (a much smaller group by the way).  My favorite teacher of all time once said, “For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye?… And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others?” (Matthew 5: 46-47).  What could begin to happen for you if you were to start connecting with that much larger group?  Today's challenge:  Make a meaningful difference in the life of someone you didn't already know.

There are only two kinds of people in the world; the kind you know, and the kind you don't.

Les McGuire

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  • Kathryn says:

    Great challenge, Dr Paul! What a wonderful blessing and oportunity it is to live in this time when we can connect, network and unite with so many like-minded people! Thankyou also for keeping Les alive.

  • james says:

    very well said Dr. so many of us have become so self absorbed that we miss the daily opportunities to make a new connection.

    How much better the world would be if we each endeavored to make someone’s day nicer.

  • Pamela Cummings says:

    You never cease to amaze me with your profound thoughts and way with words. Thanks for inspiring me!
    Love ya! Your “Womb”mate. 🙂