Wednesday, February 17, 2010

women are special

(photo copyright Rubberball Productions)
my NT teacher Brother Stanley Johnson (whom I LOVE) showed us this quote that i love because it validates my going into elementary ed and not accounting or pre-med because that's what i'm interested in. Can't help it! Wish it were something that could produce a larger salary. But I'll be poor and happy ;) Or just a really, really good mom who know's about her kid's development more than the average chick!

"You were not created to be the same as men. Your natural attributes, affections, and personalities are entirely different from these of a man. They consist of faithfulness, benevolence, kindness, and charity. They also balance the more aggressive and competitive nature of man. The business world is competitive and sometimes ruthless. We do not doubt that women have both the brain power and the skills to compete with men. But by competing they must of necessity, become aggressive and competitive. Thus their godly attributes are diminished and they acquire a quality of sameness with man. The conventional wisdom of the day would have you be equal with men. We say, we would not have you descend to that level."
-President Ezra Taft Benson

pretty cool, huh?

3 comments:

Madison Call said...

absolutely in love with this quote!! i feel as if it needs to be a relief society lesson a lesson on how absolute amazing we are as women and how we are amazing because we are different form men...oh how i love this quote and you!!!

Liza said...

stumbled on your blog.. LOVE this quote..may have to steal it for my blog http://own-it-own-it.blogspot.com/..since it's pretty much all about how awesome we are bc we are women!!

Camilla Leila said...

i'm not lds, but i FULLY and wholeheartedly agree with this quote (as i do with so many teachings I've learned from your church).

I've been arguing this exact concept with people for years. Got into several arguments with feminists in college (i graduated from hippy berkeley).

it's a very important message in a world where traditional roles - beautiful and perfect ones - are not valued anymore to be important to humanity. which they are. they're crucial.

anyways, long comment but thanks for posting this.