How to Make Something from Nothing

David Reinstein,LCSW By David Reinstein,LCSW, 5th Jun 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Wishing, hoping, thinking and praying may not do any harm - but they are unlikely to bring about desired changes. Real change requires action.

Nothing Begets Nothing

Even alchemy requires base metals to start
A process that it is hoped will produce
A different metal of greater value.
As many of the well-to-do have smirkingly
Intoned,
“It takes money to make money.”
Wishing and hoping and thinking and praying
Probably does not hurt
(Unless their engagement delays
real help from being summoned
when necessary)
But rarely, if ever, will cause anything
Different to happen.
Belief notwithstanding,
Nothing begets nothing.
Achieving something different
Inevitably requires
Doing something differently.

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Alchemy, David Reinstein Lcsw, Different, Do Something, Hoping, Praying, Something From Nothing, Wishing, Work

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Clinical Social Worker (Psychotherapist), humorist, poet and musician, Born in Boston and a relatively unscathed survivor of the 60's.
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author avatar Han Van Meegerin
7th Jun 2012 (#)

Very astute observation.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
15th Jun 2012 (#)

Hello, David: Maybe, wishing, hoping, thinking and praying might give us the confidence to make a change. If I truly believed I could jump across a deep ravine, might I be more likely to get safely to the other side than if I doubted I was going to make it. Thanks for an interesting page.

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author avatar Harmony
8th Aug 2012 (#)

Action speaks louder than words, that's true. Thank you.

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