Be nice. Print
No. 429 / Be fucking nice.
Complaining won’t make it easier. Arguing won’t make it easier. Suspicion won’t make it easier. Impatience won’t make it easier. Greed won’t make it easier. Succumbing to fear won’t make it easier. Obsessing over what’s outside your control won’t make it easier. Conflict definitely won’t fucking make it easier. Being calm, polite, communicative, and considerate of the people around you isn’t magically going to fix the problem, but it will absolutely make things a little easier.
Printed on Hahnemühle German Etching 308 gsm, 100% cotton rag
Sustainably sourced paper
GFDA is the bearer of messages from your own heart. What we say is nothing new, we simply put things in a way that you can’t ignore.
From truth, purpose; from purpose, fulfillment. The truth is that this life is a struggle, it’s a contest. Your purpose is to use up every bit of your potential participating in life. You are called to face a challenge. Accept it with dignity. From contending—perhaps to be injured, certain to be hurt—you will find a respect for yourself that can be attained nowhere else. From enduring the struggle, you will learn the true value of compassion and a proper use of your power.
These things cannot be given, they must be earned. We offer you this, and nothing more: the light of old wisdom to guide your steps, and the fruits of our experience to nourish you on your journey.
Happiness isn’t a reward. Strength isn’t gained without effort. Love isn’t something you get from someone else. Life is made bearable in the bearing of it. The meaning of life reveals itself when you stop looking for it and start living with sincerity. Fulfillment will come at last when you have given all that you have.
We want that for you.