A Few Of My “Well-Cultivated” Philosophical Views
“Happiness & Wisdom”
“Know Who You Are & Know How to Take Care of Yourself” (Mostly Socrates)
(Sitting for Socrates is mastermind Sandy Brodie)
“That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.” – Emily Dickinson
A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his laborand his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both. L.P. Jacks
Practical vs. Theoretical Thinking: Opinionator Jason Stanley
The difference between a Smart and Wise person is that a Smart person will talk himself out of a difficult situation a Wise person would never have gotten himself into in the first place.
A smart man was traveling to Spain so he quickly learned the Spanish questions he intended on using. Aaaah, but once there, after asking his well-rehersed Spanish questions he realized that he also needed to understand the answers.
Never point your finger. To point at people is usually a show (or thought) stopper: Instead use an open hand or 3 fingers. The international “OK” sign laid on it’s side is usually best.
Those that speak don’t know; those that know don’t speak.
Experiment: Beautiful vs. Average (credit Bored Panda) 3 minutes – which one are you?
Happy The Man by Horace
Happy the man, and happy he alone, he who can call today his own: he who, secure within, can say, Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
Be fair or foul, or rain or shine the joys I have possessed, in spite of fate, are mine. Not Heaven itself, upon the past has power, but what has been, has been, and I have had my hour.
Breaking Surface by Mark Nepo
“Let no one keep you from your journey, no rabbi or priest, no mother who wants you to dig for treasures she misplaced, no father who won’t let one life be enough, no lover who measures their worth by what you might give up, no voice that tells you in the night it can’t be done. Let nothing dissuade you from seeing what you see or feeling the winds that make you want to dance alone or go where no one has yet to go. You are the only explorer. Your heart, the unreadable compass. Your soul, the shore of a promise too great to be ignored.”
The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone, is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been. – Albert Einstein
The Life that I could still live, I should live, and the thoughts that I could still think, I should think. – C.G Jung, The Red Book
Anything worth thinking about is worth singing about.
– Bob Dylan, The Essential Interviews
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