“Men imagine that they communicate their virtue or vice only by overt actions, and do not see that virtue or vice emit a breath at every moment.”
I got a call from a union representative to call a guy. He never got back to me with the name but the next day a man called me 5 times and left two messages within 45 minutes and the messages said he failed a drug test and to call him right away. It sounded urgent and five calls in a short period seemed excessive. I called within 60 minutes of the last message he left but he there was no answer so I left a message. I imagine that it was the guy referred to by the union man. I found that strange to call so many times in a short period of time, leave two messages and not be there when I call. Maybe there was an emergency……….?
When the union man called me he asked me if I could help the union member. I said that I could but I would need cooperation. It is not a one sided thing. I can’t make someone change unless they want to change.
What I mean by this small story that seems to happen allot in one way or another is that every action shows something as Emerson expounds upon in his essay. Tell me one thing and do another. Don’t show up or be late. It all says something. I would suggest everone Read Emerson.