23 And I said unto him: Lord, the Gentiles will mock at these things, because of our weakness in writing; for Lord thou hast made us mighty in word by faith, but thou hast not made us mighty in writing; for thou hast made all this people that they could speak much, because of the Holy Ghost which thou hast given them;
24 And thou hast made us that we could write but little, because of the awkwardness of our hands. Behold, thou hast not made us mighty in writing like unto the brother of Jared, for thou madest him that the things which he wrote were mighty even as thou art, unto the overpowering of man to read them.
- Don’t make fun of people. It might make you feel clever, but it’s an illusion. Ridiculing others is easy. Inspiring them and building them up is far more difficult, and far more rewarding. If you spend time and energy tearing other people down, you will be miserable.
- Don’t stop doing good things because you fear ridicule. People will criticize you. You can’t help that. If you fail to act simply because you fear condemnation, then you will never know the joy of success and the satisfaction of a job well done. Criticism can be helpful, if it encourages you to do better work. But if it discourages you and makes you want to quit, then you need to ignore it.