The Two Knapsacks
Perhaps you've heard some people say that life is a hike between the cradle and the grave. For some, it's a long trip of many moons. For others, it's a short trip that ends unexpectedly.
But all of us are equipped for life's trip with two knapsacks - one to be carried on the back the other to be carried on the chest.
The average hiker on the trail of life puts the faults of others into the knapsack on his chest so that he can always see them. His own faults he puts in the sack on his back so that he can't see them without special effort. He hikes through life constantly noticing the faults of other people but usually overlooking his own faults.
Scouts, this pack arrangement is bad because no one can have a successful life just finding fault with other people.
It's the man who can see his own faults and strives to correct them who enjoys the hike through life the most and finally enter the Happy Hunting Ground with thanksgiving.
Let's place the knapsack with our own faults upon our chests and put the bag with others' mistakes behind us. That way we'll have a happier hike through life.