Words to Live by:
Everything is either an opportunity to grow, or an obstacle to keep you from
. "Sometimes the one
thing that you were searching for your entire life was right there in front of
you the whole time."
"A man who fears suffering
is already suffering from what he fears." (Michel
1533 – 1592.
"We suffer more often in imagination
than in reality."
(c. 4 BC – AD 65).
"My life has been full of terrible misfortunes, most of which
never happened." (Michel
"Don't let the things you don't have spoil the
lies behind us, and what lies ahead of us, are tiny matters
compared to what lies within us.
The mind is its own place, and in
itself can make a Heav’n of Hell, a Hell of Heav’n. (John
Knowing others is
; knowing yourself is true
Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
If you want a better world
you have to create one, because if you just sit around waiting
for a better world, it will never come. "Be the Change you wish
to see in the world". (Mahatma
never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change
something, build a new model that makes the existing model
“Find something more
important than you are and dedicate your life to it.” (Daniel
irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of
Don't let yesterday use up too much of today. (Cherokee
"There never seems
to be enough time in reality
Whatever it is you're going through, someone has been there before. There
is immense value in listening to those who have suffered and learned from
"it's not so much
where you start, but more importantly, it's how you finish."
you do not change direction, you may end up where you are
"if you don't know where you're going, any road will take you
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. (Marie
"Life is more about the gift,
not the package it comes in " (Dennis P. Costea, Jr.) Body Image
is a story that unfolds between a beginning we can no longer
remember and an end we know nothing about."
I was brought up to believe that how I saw myself was more important than how others
The most important
thing is to be whatever you are
The thing that is
really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect
and beginning to work on becoming yourself.
The body is a sacred garment. (Martha
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. (Eleanor
No one can drive you crazy unless you give them the
Don't let people Rent Space in your Head.
People who live in
glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count.
It's the life in your years " (Abraham
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends."
Martin Luther King, Jr
means avoiding not only external physical
violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not
only refuse to shoot a man, but you
refuse to hate
Luther King, Jr
Everyone can look
strange to anyone, but behind all that strangeness there is
still a human.
People are not
weird, what’s weird is what happens to people. Peculiar
Of People - Robert Palmer
It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you
If I am the sum of all parts,
don't the parts deserve a sum? (Howard Polley)
Signs of Emotional Security:
Ability to deal constructively with reality.
Capacity to adapt to change.
Few symptoms of tension and anxiety.
Ability to find more satisfaction in giving than receiving.
Capacity to consistently relate to others with mutual
satisfaction and helpfulness.
Ability to direct hostile energy into constructive outlets.
Capacity to love.
Take time to
It is the
of the soul.
Take time to
. It is the source of
Take time to
. It is the source of
Take time to
. It is the fountain of
Take time to
. It is the greatest power
Take time to
and be loved. It is a
Take time to be
. It is the road to happiness.
Take time to
. It is too short a day to
Take time to
. It is the price of success.
You are what you
You are what you Know
You are what you
. You Are
Live Well, Love Always, Laugh Often.
there's nobody watching, Love
like you'll never be hurt,
like there's nobody listening,
like it's heaven on earth.
Man sacrifices his health to make money, then he sacrifices his
money to recuperate his health. He is so anxious about the future, that he
doesn't enjoy the present. And he lives as if he's never going to die, and
then dies having never really lived.
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso - November 17, 1950 – present. (Born
July 6, 1935). -
What if Money was No Object, what
would you do?
What do you desire? What makes you itch? What
sort of a situation would you like? Let’s suppose, I do this often in
vocational guidance of students, they come to me and say, well, "we’re
getting out of college and we have the faintest idea what we want to do".
So I always ask the question, "what would you like to do if money were no
object? How would you really enjoy spending your life?
" Well, it’s so
amazing as a result of our kind of educational system, crowds of students
say well, we’d like to be painters, we’d like to be poets, we’d like to be
writers, but as everybody knows you can’t earn any money that way. Or
another person says well, I’d like to live an out-of-doors life and ride
horses. I said you want to teach in a riding school? Let’s go through with
it. What do you want to do? When we finally got down to something, which
the individual says he really wants to do, I will say to him, you do that
and forget the money, because, if you say that getting the
is the most important thing, you will spend
your life completely wasting your time. You’ll be doing things that you don’t
like doing in order to go on living, that is to go on doing things that you
don’t like doing, which is stupid. Better to have a short life that is
full of what you like doing, than a long life spent in a miserable way. And
after all, if you do really like what you’re doing, it doesn’t matter what
it is, you can eventually turn it – you could eventually become a master
of it. It’s the only way to become a master of something, to be really
with it. And then you’ll be able to get a good fee for whatever it is. So
don’t worry too much. That’s everybody is – somebody is interested in
everything, anything you can be interested in, you will find others will.
But it’s absolutely stupid to spend your time doing things that you don’t like,
just so you can keep wasting more time doing other things that you don’t like,
and then turn around and teach your children to follow the same track. See what we
are doing, is we’re bringing up children and educating to live the same
sort of life's we are living. In order that they may justify themselves
and find satisfaction in life by
bringing up their children
to bring up
their children to do the same thing, so it’s all retch, and no vomit it
never gets there. And so, therefore, it’s so important to consider this
question: What do I desire
What if you had the Power
But it's not just what you desire, it's
also what the world needs you to do. What is the most
important work that needs to be done
? What are the priorities and the
in our current
stage of life that would make living more enjoyable and more stable? There
are probably thousands of choices to choose from. You should know how to
What Is Life?
What is the meaning of Life? Why do we Exist
is the Point of Life
How do I find Myself
Keep LearningA Pep Talk
from Kid President to You
didn't come into this world, you came out of it, like a wave
from the oceans. You are not a stranger here." (Alan
"Ever watch a murder mystery
and tried to figure it out? Well, life is a murder mystery, and
it's time that we figured it out. But not just to solve this
mystery, but to keep these types of mysteries from ruining our
lives ever again."
There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was
more painful than the risk it took to blossom. (Anaïs
A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and
returns home to find it.
If in the last few years you haven't discarded a major opinion
or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead.
The man who views the world at fifty the same way as he did at
twenty, he has wasted thirty years of his life. (Muhammad
You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep
re-reading your last one.
What you do every day matters more than what you do every once
in a while. Read The Power of Habit.
Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to
"Life is a gamble, it's best to learn how to increase the odds
in your favor then to leave things to chance."
If you resist reading what you disagree with, how will you ever
acquire deeper insights into what you believe? The things most
worth reading are precisely those that challenge our
It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily
existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that
life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of
No single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown
to us. To live is to be slowly born.
Flight to Arras, 1942, translated from French by Lewis
I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The
problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they
"The world ain't what it
seems....the moment you think you got it figured, your wrong.
If you want peace,
stop fighting. If you want peace of mind, stop fighting with
All that matters to me is
who you are in the moments that matter
I'm at my strongest when I acknowledge what it is that makes me
Nothing is without meaning, but, not everything is understood
the same way. So it may not have the same meaning or have the
same value from person to person. So what does it mean? Is it
important? Document it and move on..
by itself is
insignificant. Just like one piece to a puzzle. But when Philosophy is added to all the
other pieces of life it helps to give a more complete picture.
Philosophy also makes you aware of other questions you never
thought of asking
"If there's ever a moment
in your life that becomes
, it's because you're not doing
it right." BK101
"The only guarantee in life is that there are no guarantees" "Before you know it, it's over."
can't fight every battle that comes my way, for if I did, I
would be fighting all day
Fight or Flight?
If you want to test
try to remember what
you were worrying about a year ago today. (E. Joseph Cossman)
If you are looking for a way out, don't forget, that finding a
way in might end up being the way out.
The largest room in
the world is the room for improvement.
One finger cannot
lift a pebble. (Hopih
He who would do
great things should not attempt them all alone. - (Seneca
There is only one
corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and
that's your own self.
More people would
learn from their
if they weren't so busy denying them.
Being aware of a
mistake and understanding it is the first step to correcting it.
No one can be caught
in places he doesn't visit. (Danish
Those who can't
laugh at themselves leave the job to others.
Peace visits not the
guilty mind. (Juvenal
If you have a
skeleton in your closet, take it out and dance with it. (Carolyn
Do you see the world
as it is, or do you see the world as you are?
“I believe that we
. Whether it means to learn to dance by
practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the
principles are the same. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated
precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of
achievement, a sense of one's being, a satisfaction of spirit. One
becomes, in some area, an athlete of God. Practice means to perform, over
and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith,
of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.”
Fred Astaire Quotes
You really need to have a reset point. And you need to activate
it everyday. Routines
A reset point that reminds you of the key
that make up
your true self.
The traits that define you, the dimensions that define your
goals, your dreams, your ambitions.
I feel like I met you before...
Why do some people look so much
alike even though they are not related?
is a look-alike or double of a living person.
There are a lot of people who look like celebrities.
Can a Soul
duplicated like when a
Separated at Birth
from a different time and place, but now we're sharing the same space, and
time stands still as if time were non-existent."
All matter is merely energy
condensed to a slow vibration — that we are all one
consciousness experiencing itself
subjectively. There's no such thing as death, life is only a
dream, and we're the imagination of ourselves. (Bill
Maybe there is just one of us,
7 billion different versions of the same person. It's hard to
imagine a more beautiful plan for life to survive. Life created
humans to preserve life, and our training is near completion.
"Never Let them see you Sweat."
Meaning don't let anyone else know that you are nervous,
confused, or even angry, unless you need to be honest with
someone. Don't let people get under your skin and don't let
people rent space in your head.
Do not think that
what your thoughts dwell upon is of no matter. Your thoughts are
There are two ways of meeting difficulties:
You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.
I define comfort as
self-acceptance. When we finally learn that self-care begins and
ends with ourselves, we no longer demand sustenance and
happiness from others. (Jennifer Louden)
Life is harmonious
coordination of energy and matter, of such sophisticated
construction and efficiency as to appear divinely
ordained and self sustaining.
is the key of life.
the Key to the
is an object believed to contain certain magical
properties thought to draw good luck to the possessor, or offer the
possessor protection from possible evil or harm.
is an object whose most important characteristic
is the power ascribed to it to protect its owner from danger or harm.
, Real or
Game, if you touch your hand to the right wall and keep moving
you will eventually reach the exit.
is a little different, one way in and one way out.
You only live once, but if
you do it right, once is enough. (Mae
Life is short, art long,
opportunity fleeting, experience
deceptive, judgment difficult.
In three words I can sum up
everything I've learned about life: it goes on. (Robert
"Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a
gift. That's why we call it 'The Present'." (Eleanor
"if you cannot advise your
friend to change, change your friend to advise."
Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci
If you want things
to improve in the world the first thing you have to do is make
improvements in yourself, there is no other way.
If you can’t be
what you want the world to be, you will never see improvements.
Life, I still can't believe
how amazing it is, no matter how much you
know, you will never know everything at
once, and there lies the beauty of life. You can't control
everything, but who would want too? Trying to control everything
would be to much work and not enough life. Like being every
where and no where at once. It seems the more you examine life,
the more logic you see.
You can't make this sh*t up, someone's been here before...
"A closed mind never sees
and never understands, but just because you have an
does not mean that you will see and understand all things, you
will still need the necessary information and knowledge in order
to see and understand the things beyond your comprehension, so
keep learning my friends, there's so much more..."
“I who am blind can give one
hint to those who see:
Use your eyes as if tomorrow you
would be stricken blind. And the same method can be applied to the other
senses. Hear the music of voices, the song of a bird, the mighty strains
of an orchestra, as if you would be stricken deaf tomorrow. Touch each
object as if tomorrow your tactile sense would fail. Smell the perfume of
flowers, taste with relish each morsel, as if tomorrow you could never
smell and taste again. make the most of every sense; glory in the beauty
which the world in all the facets of pleasure reveals to you through the
several means of contact which Nature provides. But of all the senses, I
am sure that sight is the most delightful.” (Helen
“To see the world, things
dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find
each other, and to feel.~
Life Magazine Motto
Try hard to get what
you like or you will be forced to like
what you get.
Don't ever mistake
my silence for ignorance,
my calmness for expectance,
and my kindness for weakness.
Remember, don't allow other
people to control your thinking, and don't allow outside forces
to intrude on your wellbeing.
you have abilities, and remember that you also have a brain,
which means that you have
controls, so don't stress yourself. It's healthier to logically think
about things then it is to just
worry about things. You'll figure it out. And when you're tired,
to relax every part of your body, especially the face and the
stomach area. It's your life, enjoy the fucking shit out of it.
That: A Guided Meditation
Life is a Verb
, because a wave
gives us choices
, while a straight line only has one choice,
which is forward. We too go forward, but we can also go left,
right, up, down, and back. We are particles, but we all ride the
Be careful of your thoughts,
are unhealthy for you, choose your thoughts
Be careful what you say, negative words
are unhealthy for
others, choose your words well.
We must understand the differences between what is logical, and,
what is illogical. In order to know what logical is, you must
also know what illogical is.
is lacking in correct logical relation. Lacking orderly continuity
Now lets take the ill out of 'ill'ogical.
is being affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function.
Resulting in suffering or adversity. Distressing.
Indicating hostility or enmity. Unfavorably or with disapproval.
With difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly.
An often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for
To go deeper into what being ill is, read about
is being capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and
. Based on known statements or events or
Marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent
relation of parts.
Capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and
The opposite of ill is well
is being in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high
standard. To a suitable or appropriate extent or degree.
Favorably; with approval. Discretion in practical affairs. Wise
or advantageous and Worthy of being recommended or suggested.
Knowing how to avoid embarrassment or unusual distress. With
prudence or propriety. Indicating high probability; in all
Using correct or appropriate behavior, with good humor, without
resentment. With great or especially intimate knowledge.
An abundant source. To a great extent or degree. Thoroughly or
completely; fully; often used as a combining form.
To go deeper into what being well is, read about
Morals and Ethics
Everything Happens for a Reason
Things do happen for a reason, but
not the reasons you're thinking of or know of. Everything happens for a
reason because everything is
. But the problem with everything being cause and
effect is that
can't be aware of everything
, and the things that you are
aware of, you will not always fully understand. So saying that
everything happens for a reason, is an extremely idiotic
. Of course most things have to happen
for a reason, if not, then we would not be here. So when someone
says "everything happens for a reason", my reaction is this, "No Sh*t Sherlock, do you actually have any information, or do you
just like quoting the obvious to waste everyone's time with
words?" You would be better off saying.
This is what we know
have been examining why things happen, and because of that, we
know why certain things do happen. But only because we
researched and tested
these things. But not everyone has the
ability to analyze their life so deeply as to be fully aware
of all the cause and effects that are happening all around them
for every second of every day. But luckily God gave us a
, and if we
use our memory correctly,
learning becomes our most powerful ability that we have
Learning is our power, but most of us are not even aware of this
power. Learning is being extremely underutilized. It's like
buying a computer with a 500 gig hard drive but only using 20
gig. So What's the Point
of having that much
if you are
never going to use it? You're wasting more then just space,
, and power. If
everything on your hard
gave you more abilities and more potential and more power,
you would definitely want to take advantage of your hard drive's
ability, especially the ability to store knowledge and
information. But what if you never learned how to maximize this
ability? You have to learn the right knowledge at the right time
in order to have learning be the most effective and the most
efficient. And if you're learning the wrong things at the wrong
that's extremely ineffective and inefficient, with serious
side effects, like war, unemployment, corruption, crimes, and on
and so on.
Believing that there's a reason for everything
does not mean that everything is
. You can only go to a certain point, and then the
information stops. This means that you don't know of any other reasons
that there might be, so you can only understand the cause of something to
a certain point. And you can't go further unless there's some type of a
. It doesn't mean that there
is nothing there, it just can't be detected or understood using our
current sensors and technologies. Knowing the
will always have its
benefits, but there is still no guarantee that your understanding will be
accurate. One thing is for certain,
you can't stop learning
Every single luxury and technology that people have today is the result of
people learning. And all the bad
that we have today in society is from
people not learning
Things happen for a reason, but who's reason is it? Is it your
or is someone it
someone's else's reasoning? You can't be aware of every single
because you don't have all the information. So if God does have a reason,
then how would you know what that reason is? Am I supposed to figure this
out? It seems the best I can do is to guess what the reason may be by
knowing as many different scenarios as possible, and also to keep learning
and adding to what I know. If there is one reason, it is to
learn from things
that happen in
, but you have to be
of them in order to learn
from them. And Free Will
having a conscience
, one that
is learned and understood accurately.
Let Your Love Flow
- Bellamy Brothers
"There's a Reason, for the Sun Shining Sky"
is the power to learn
the ability to understand the facts
significance of your
Capability to perform
. The maximum production
possible. The amount that can be contained.
In computer science capacity is the amount of information in
be stored on a disk drive
, or in this case,
The Human Brain
is the unexpected and fortunate
, usually happening when
looking for something unrelated. Finding something nice while
looking for something else.
It's all Relative
is an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a
favorable outcome. There is no Failure
is the belief that certain events
are destined to happen in a particular and are beyond a person's control
because they are determined by a supernatural power or intervention. (this
is not to say that
bad things are destined to happen
. It may be
conceived as a predetermined future, whether in general or of an
that is considered likely or probable
happen or likely to arrive.Anticipate
is to regard something as probable
to happen. A prediction
allows you to act in advance
in order to deal with something or be ready for something ahead of time.
believe that everything happens for a reason
, but I do
believe that something's do happen for a reason, not everything, but some
things do happen for a reason. Whether it's good luck or bad luck, some of
the things that happen to you,
teach you something
it didn't, then you wouldn't be reading this right now.
"Knowing the actual reason why something
happened is not that important, the important thing is,
? Because, what you learned is the most important thing
that you can take with you after an experience, knowledge is
Treat the Earth and all that dwell therein with
2. Remain close to the Great Spirit
3. Show great respect for your fellow beings
4. Work together for the benefit of all Mankind
5. Give assistance and kindness wherever needed
6. Do what you know to be right
7. Look after the well-being of Mind and Body
8. Dedicate a share of your efforts to the
9. Be truthful and honest at all times
10. Take full responsibility for your actions
encompasses a number of different logical practices to simplify one's
lifestyle. These may include reducing one's possessions
and reducing waste
. Simple living may be generally
referred to as Minimalism
. Simple living may be characterized by individuals being
what they have
rather than what they want.
is the state or quality of being simple. Something which is
easy to understand
or explain, in contrast to something
complicated. Something is simple or complex depending on the way we choose
to describe it. In some uses, the label "simplicity" can imply beauty,
purity, or clarity. Sustainable
is having few parts that are not complex or complicated or involved and
easy to understand
childlike simplicity and being trustworthy.
is something that is easy and not
complicated or hard, something that you will not have to struggle with.
"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well
is something that is not difficult
that requires little effort. Easy is being relaxed and free from worry and
being without hardship or anxiety and a source of pleasure.
reducing things in life down to its necessary
elements and essential quality.
.More is Less and Less
. Less worries and less work
means more fun and more time.
is a design principle that states that most systems work best if they are
kept simple rather than made complicated, therefore simplicity should be a
key goal in design
, and that
unnecessary complexity should be avoided. KISS is an acronym for "Keep it
simple, stupid". Variations on the phrase include: "Keep it simple,
silly", "keep it short and simple", "keep it
simple and straightforward
", "keep it small and simple" and "keep
it stupid simple".
is something that is difficult to analyze or
to understand because it has many parts that require lots of knowledge and
skill in order to operate effectively
is a concept used in several sports and other competitions
to indicate the technical difficulty of a
, performance, or
course, often as a factor in scoring
Dematerialization in economics
refers to the absolute or relative
reduction in the quantity of materials required to serve economic
functions in society. In common terms, dematerialization means doing more
is the ability of technological advancement to do
"more and more with less and less until eventually you can do everything
with nothing," that is, an accelerating increase in the efficiency of
achieving the same or more output (products, services, information, etc.)
while requiring less input (effort, time, resources, etc.).
Making a Difference
Reductionism Ontological reductionism
is a belief that the
consists of a minimal number
of parts.Methodological reductionism
is the scientific attempt to
provide explanation in terms of ever smaller entities.
is the suggestion that a newer theory does not replace or
absorb the old, but reduces it to more basic terms. Theory reduction
itself is divisible into three: translation, derivation and explanation.
Minimalism On The Rise In Japan
Minimalism is not about
sacrifice, it's more about common sense. It's having a good awareness,
it's about fairness, it's about reality, it's about experiencing a good
life, without contributing to our problems or doing more harm then good.
People are starving to death while people are
eating themselves to death.
They are people who have very little
and are struggling in life just to get what they need, while others are
having more then they need and are still struggling in life and wasting
their potential and what they have. We are screwed in a lot of ways. But
improvements, and if we all made good decisions together, we would have
continuous improvements in life. We will still make mistakes, but we will
make less less mistakes as we progress each year.
Limited choices + limited
knowledge = degradation
To minimize is not to waste. It's to have
more focus. It's to have more potential. It's to have more meaning. It's
to have less weight and less distractions. But it is more then that.
Minimalism is a learning journey, a quest for
harmony and equilibrium
, to have
, to live a life that is easy to maintain, which leave more
time to enjoy life. But you have to start the journey to freedom, and you
must not forget that you are on a journey.
Being a Minimalist
will not make you happy all by itself
. Just like buying more things then
you need will also not make you happy all by itself. Minimalism is the
combination of several things, it's learning, it's listening, it's being
aware, it's living. Love, Learn, Live and Progress.
You can't fill
your life with just your own personal
and expect to be happy or fulfilled, it takes more then
just experiences, it takes a lot of learning, reading and studying in
order to fully understand yourself and the world around you. Just to
experience life is not enough, even though
learning through experiences
is a great way to learn.Life is simple and
life is complex
. Keeping things simple is more enjoyable. But just
because life is full of complexities does not mean we should feel stress
or anxiety, it just means that we need to learn more to understand.
Keeping things simple does not
you from learning and trying to understand life's complexities.
The world is going to get more complicated
before it gets any simpler
. The best society would be one that is
simple to understand and simple to operate. But this society would also
have to have access to the more complicated details of our world. We want
life to be simple but we can't ignore the details. We also can't afford to
undereducated people who are unaware of the details of life and incapable
of understanding the details of life, and therefore unable to make good
decisions or make the right choices. We are now more aware of how
and how ignorance
makes people more vulnerable to death and abuse.
We are seeking
a common ground
, a place in
the middle were we can all meet. where no one is poor and no one is
extremely wealthy. It's not living with less, it's living with plenty,
because there is plenty for everyone.
is being careful and diligent in the use of resources. Mindful of the
is avoiding waste. Frugal Ideas
within your Means
is not using more than you
need. Being appropriate to a
or unpleasantness. Lacking in
dignity or falling short of the
standards befitting humans.
Occupying a middle or
intermediate position between
two extremes. How a result is
obtained or an end is achieved.
An instrumentality for
accomplishing some end. Destine
or designate for a certain
purpose. Have as a logical
consequence. Have in mind as a
purpose. Have a specified degree
is just another
way of saying that you are
living a normal life without
waste and abuse.
is the avoidance of excess or
extremes. The action of
lessening in severity or
intensity. A change for the
is the process of
eliminating or lessening extremes. It is used to ensure normality
throughout the medium on which it is being conducted.
is spending and using
resources thoughtlessly. To throw away
what has been taken. To use something inefficiently or
inappropriately. To Lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through
grief. Cause to grow thin or weak.
or ruin utterly. Become physically weaker.
Useless or profitless activity. Using or expending or
consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly. The trait of
succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you
"Living with less might just mean living with less waste,
it's not always about sacrifice, it's more about avoiding
wasting time and stupidity."
"Frugality is one
of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English
language, and yet
one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and
enjoying. The consumption
society has made us feel that happiness lies in having
things, and has failed to teach
us the happiness of not having things." (Elise
"Everything we possess that is not necessary for life or
happiness becomes a burden, and scarcely a day passes that we do not add to it." (Robert
"The ability to simplify means to
eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak".
-- Hans Hofmann
"The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be
joyful, rich, and creative, it isn't simple." ~Doris Janzen Longacre
"Life is really
simple, but we insist on making it complicated." (Confucius
"Live simply so that others may simply live." (Elizabeth
future belongs to those who understand that doing more with
less is compassionate, prosperous, and enduring, and thus
more intelligent, even competitive."
~ Paul Hawken
"I believe that a simple and unassuming
manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body
and the mind."
-- Albert Einstein
"Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the
noble art of leaving things
undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of
“Simplicity is the ultimate
sophistication.” -- Leonardo da Vinci
"The true Indian sets no price upon either his property or
his labor. His generosity is
limited only by his strength and ability.
He regards it as
an honor to be selected for
difficult or dangerous service and would think it shameful
to ask for any reward, saying
rather: Let the person I serve express his thanks according
to his own bringing up and
his sense of honor."
~Ohiyesa of the Santee Sioux (Charles
QuotesToo many people race towards
the finish line just to find out that there isn't a finish
Life isn't a Race.
The Tortoise and the Hare
is a story about a Hare who
ridicules a slow-moving Tortoise. Tired of the Hare's boastful behaviour,
the Tortoise challenges him to a race. The hare soon leaves the tortoise
behind and, confident of winning, takes a nap midway through the race.
When the Hare awakes however, he finds that his competitor, crawling
slowly but steadily, has arrived before him.
is an endless, self-defeating, or pointless
pursuit. It conjures up the image of lab rats racing through a maze to get
the "cheese" much like society racing to get ahead financially.
Having too many things on your plate
and trying to do too
much can cause
sometimes can cause mistakes to happen because you created
too many things to be aware of.
Responsibilities that every Human Needs to do.
The 3 most important are: Maintain a Healthy Mind and Body,
Maintain a Healthy Environment and always be increasing your
Knowledge of yourself and of the world.
Then the person can do what they Like to do...Play Sports, Enjoy Recreational Activities, Pursue Hobbies,
Work, Entertain, Teach, Volunteer, spend time with Family
and Friends, Travel, Discover and Explore.
And making sure that what the person "Likes to do" does not
go against what they "Need to do".
So how's it
I'm hanging on by a thread. But the funny part is I'm not
even sure if the thread is real, or, what will actually
happen when or even if this thread will break, and if it
does break, where am I falling too and where am I falling
from? So lets just say
that things could be better and things could be worse, and
just what those things are I'm not really sure because
there's always more then what we see on the surface. So it's
best that we talk particulars, because generally speaking is
72 Ideas to Simplify Your Life
more then just a job, it's more then just a game, of course there's more,
there's more to everything. So that means there's more then just a job,
there's more then just a game and there's more to just about everything
you do. So tell me, what is "More"?
Pass the Baton
What good is knowing life
if you never live it?
Spring cleaning has a lot of benefits, it's reorganizing,
it's reconnecting, it's reassessing, it's reevaluating, and
yourself to your belongings by remembering the things that
you have, like recalling old memories. It's also part time
"Two of the most important days in your life, the day that you were
born, and the day that you figured out why you were born."
from a Book is a section of text; particularly a section of
medium length. Moral Story AnalogyExcerpt
is a passage
selected from a larger work, a short extract from a text. A piece of
writing taken out of a literary work in order to cite or copy. A short
extract from a film, broadcast, or piece of music or writing.
is a message
that is stated or declared; a communication
(oral or written) setting forth particulars or
etc. A fact or
assertion offered as evidence that something is true.
is a short account of an incident,
especially a biographical
is the repetition of
someone else's statement or
. Quotation marks are punctuation marks used in text to
indicate a quotation. Both of these words are sometimes abbreviated as
is any concisely
written or spoken linguistic expression that is especially
because of its meaning or
a phrase meant to
formally summarize the general motivation
or intention of an individual, family, social group or organization.
is a memorable motto or phrase used in a clan, political, commercial,
religious, and other context as a repetitive expression of an idea or
, with the
members of the public or
a more defined target group.
may be any group of
words, often carrying a special idiomatic
this sense it is roughly synonymous with expression. In linguistic
analysis, a phrase is a group of words
(or possibly a single word) that functions as a constituent in the syntax
of a sentence, a single unit within a grammatical hierarchy. A phrase
appears within a clause, but it is possible also for a phrase to be a
clause or to contain a clause within it. Phrases
is a proverb or short statement
expressing a general
is a simple and concrete saying, popularly known and repeated, that
expresses a truth
based on common sense or experience. They are often
. A proverb that describes a
basic rule of conduct
may also be
known as a maxim. Proverbs fall into the category of formulaic
defined as "short expressions of popular
". Efforts to
improve on the popular definition have not led to a more precise
definition. The wisdom
is in the form of a general observation about the
world or a bit of advice, sometimes more nearly an attitude toward a
is a form of relating
personal or institutional
, belief systems, values
recommendations or guidance about certain situations relayed in some
context to another person, group or party often offered as a guide to
action and/or conduct. Put a little more simply, an advice message is a
recommendation about what might be thought, said, or otherwise done to
address a problem, make a decision, or manage a situation.
is a terse saying,
expressing a general truth
, or astute
observation, and spoken or written in a laconic and memorable form
Aphorism literally means a "distinction" or "definition
is the repetition
of words in
successive clauses, but in transposed order (e.g., "I know what I like,
and I like what I know").
is a concise or
terse statement, especially a blunt and elliptical rejoinder.
wisdom intended to teach about divinity and about
is a brief,
, memorable, and
sometimes surprising or satirical
is used in
writing or speech either as a proposition that
with or reverses some
previously mentioned proposition, or when two opposites are introduced
together for contrasting effect.
Verse in poetry
is formally a single metrical line in a poetic
composition. However, verse has come to represent any division or grouping
of words in a poetic composition
with groupings traditionally having been referred to as stanzas.
is poetry written in regular, metrical, but unrhymed, lines,
almost always composed of iambic pentameters.
is usually defined as having no fixed meter and no end rhyme.
Although free verse may include end rhyme, it commonly does not.
Idioms for idiots
That's the way the ball bounces, that's the way the cookie crumbles, that's
the way life is, that's life
that is the way things happen, that's the way it goes, that's
the way the mop flops, that's the way the world wags, tough
shit, get a job, just say no!
is a phrase or a fixed expression that has a
figurative, or sometimes literal, meaning. Categorized as formulaic
language, an idiom's figurative meaning is different from the literal
meaning. There are thousands of idioms, occurring frequently in all
languages. It is estimated that there are at least twenty-five thousand
idiomatic expressions in the English language.Idiom
is an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the
of the words that make it up.
Never use an idiom as a
response to a serious subject
, because you will sound like an
a**hole and not help the person understand the situation better.
You are better off saying "I wish I knew what to say that would
bring you some kind of understanding to this, but I don't, all I
can say is that I will help in every way possible through this
difficult time, and if there is any explanations or answers out
there that would help bring some light to this, I will help you
To say that nothing can be done about it, or to say that's the
way things happen, or to say certain things cannot be changed,
or helped or improved, and that struggle and objections are
pointless. To say such things is a
lie and an ignorant observation that explains nothing of value.
Things can always be explained, if not, then there is always
something to learn that you can benefit from. So you are better off
saying nothing then to belittle a moment in time with empty
It's all relevant
relevant to what?
is a linguistic term for verbal expressions that are fixed in
form, often non-literal in meaning with attitudinal nuances, and closely
related to communicative-pragmatic context. Along with idioms, expletives
and proverbs, formulaic language includes pause fillers (e.g., “Like,” “Er”
or “Uhm”) and conversational speech formulas (e.g., “You’ve got to be
kidding,” “Excuse me?” or “Hang on a minute”).
Fallacy of Quoting out of Context
in which a passage is
removed from its surrounding matter in such a way as to distort its
is a short phrase or expression that has gained usage
beyond its initial scope. These are not merely catchy sayings.
List of Catchphrases
and Sayings Index
Wise Old Sayings
"There's always a
little more to a simple quote , it's a
little more then just that."
I'm just doing what
you would be doing if you were me...
Life is strange
, you never really know how your
life will turn out until you are near the
end, and that's the moment you realize that
your life is just beginning, again. So what
was that whole life for? All those
incredible memories seem so distant now, all
because of my Basic Knowledge 101 education
project, which is more then just a project.
As I collected and organized the
worlds most valuable knowledge and
information that I could find, the knowledge
and information has accumulated in my mind,
and has gradually transformed me to be more
intelligent and more aware. And when I
realized the changes, I also realize that
this is just the beginning, I have a lot of
ignorance in me that I need to correct. And
as I do, a whole new world awaits. So why
me? So why not me? I finally realized why
I'm here, this is my calling. But it's the
biggest and most complex undertaking that I
have ever seen in my life. This is not a
career, or an adventure, or even a cause.
This is monumental change, a monumental
advancement in spirit, mind and body. I
don't want to let go of the life that I
lived in the first 50 years, I want to
preserve it, and it seems that this is one
way of doing it. In order for us to preserve
our cultures and our true history, we must
become intelligent, there is no other way.
Basic Knowledge 101 is more intelligent then
So many people live life, but
most people never take a moment to stop and look at life
understand life. Everything that everyone has today is from
people taking a moment to look at life. And those moments have
been collected over the years in form of books, songs, videos,
photos, technology, medicine, and now, in the digitizing of the
enormous wealth of our combined knowledge from all over the
world. Every Human being now has the ability to be intelligent,
but in order to become intelligent you must have
to the worlds most valuable knowledge and information. And then
you need to learn how to use knowledge and information
effectively and efficiently.
Too many people go through life
without ever questioning
the things around them.
Too many people never question why things are the way they are.
Too many people except things in life as being normal, or being
beyond their control.
In fact, everything in life is in our control, we just have to
But some things take a long time to learn, sometimes more then a
single lifetime, which should never discourage you, after all,
everyone alive is the result of many lifetimes
If people could learn to see themselves as being more then just
individuals, and see themselves as being a part of a much bigger
picture, a picture that is not constrained to a single lifetime
or to a single idea, people would be able to understand life a
whole lot better, and be able to feel
the power that resides
within us all
That day is getting closer.
The Meaning of Life
Gabriel - Solsbury Hill
Climbing up on Solsbury Hill
I could see the city light
Wind was blowing, time stood still
flew out of the night
He was something to observe
Came in close, I
heard a voice
Standing, stretching every nerve
I had to listen had
I did not believe the information
I just had to trust
My heart going boom, boom, boom
Son, he said, grab your
things I've come to take you home
To keep in silence I resigned
friends would think I was a nut
Turning water into wine
would soon be shut
So I went from day to day
Though my life was in a
Till I thought of what I'd say
And which connection I should cut
I was feeling part of the scenery
I walked right out of the machinery
My heart going boom, boom, boom
Son, he said, grab your things I've
come to take you home
When illusion spin her net
I'm never where I
want to be
And liberty she pirouette
When I think that I am free
Watched by empty silhouettes
Close their eyes but still can see
one taught them etiquette
So I will show another me
Today I don't
need a replacement
I'll tell them what the smile on my face meant
heart going boom, boom, boom
Hey, I said, you can keep my things
they've come to take me home
Come back home
Come back home
We see 350,000 children being born everyday, we
see that 150,000 people die everyday, and we are right in the middle of
life's cycle, we see where we came from, and we see how it ends, and yet
most people don't feel any connection to this miracle called life that
everyone is experiencing. As if we go numb and fall asleep. We need a
reminder. We need a reminder that says, "Oh My God, I'm Still Alive!".
Some people usually never understand how precious and incredible life is
until they experience a horrible accident that almost ends their life. You
don't need a near death experience to realize how special life is, because
you are living in an accident right now, this accident is called life, and
you are going to die some day. But you're alive now, so make the best of
it, be aware of it, embrace it, love it, live it, because for now, it's
all that we have.Love
be emanating from you at all times. It's your gift, it's your power,
is to originate from; be produced by. Give out or emit
is to take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of something and use
it as one's own. Include in scope; include as part of something broader;
have as one's sphere or territory. A close affectionate and protective