Dr. Kent M. Keith published the "Paradoxical Commandments" as part of a book he wrote for students in the 1960s while he was studying at Harvard University. These tips for finding meaning made their way into speeches, advice columns, books, institutions, and homes around the world. Some of them were even found on the wall of Mother Teresa’s children’s home in Calcutta.
"Do It Anyway" expands on these Paradoxical Commandments. It includes forty stories of people who live the commandments each day and gives you the examples, tools, and encouragement to find personal meaning and deep happiness.
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
— from the Paradoxical Commandments