KNOWLEDGE may be revealed but never proven.
TRUTH may be discovered but never possessed.
ACCEPTANCE MAY HELP: Try it; if it feels good pass it on.
SOME CALL IT LOVE: Accept the LOVE and pass it on.
Imagine a Herd of Turtles Chasing a Flock of Bird Dogs
THE GREATEST DETERENT TO TRUTH: the Obsession for proof.
Q: What can be learned when an issue generates only two conflicting opinions?
A: Only that someone has remained silent?
The level of respect due for the beliefs of others must be based not on what they believe but on their ability to gather reliable information.
Popular opinion requires no truth.
Those who join sides miss the point.
Friendship does not come easily to Free Thinkers.
The key to Freedom is Courage. The Padlock is pressure to conform.
If I could persuade others to think as I do, I would encourage them to seek answers to every question that enters their minds and to then question the answers.
I was asked what I revered above all else. “Freedom”, I replied.
“And how do you feel about Fairness?”
“What a silly question.” I thought. “In order to be treated Fairly, one must first lose their Freedom.”
I did not reply.
Aristotle discovered new ideas through experimentation. Motivated like any other living creature, moving about on hands and knees, baby Ari sought to improve his lot in life by solving puzzles and increasing his awareness. As he moved about, bumping into this and that one can easily imagine his mother giving him a word now and then as labels for his successes.
There and are no completed works of this man; he began life and ended it the same way; by seeking safety. During the last year of his life, Aristotle fled what he perceived to bea dangerous new government and spent the last year of his life living with his mother in her home. About the only thing known about this time in his life is that he died of a belly ache.
“No one goes to that restaurant anymore – it’s always too crowded.” Yogi Berra.
(a) Honest opinion
(b) Experience is the best teacher.
These two contradictory phrases, impossible though they appear, may very well be a precise definition of a behavioral tendency toward littering the language with oxymoronic detritus.
Good grief, I hope this doesn’t mean that my creative flow of great ideas is growing smaller.
Conceit, haughtiness, egoism, feelings of superiority, excessive self-pride, overconfidence, superciliousness, self-importance and condescension are the descriptions of we whose true feelings more accurately could be labeled as sadness, an emotion which then threatens the hearts and minds of those in its presence.
Conceit is the opposite of pride, the enemy of dignity and the destructive force that limits friendship and destroys Love.
Pride on the other hand is an expression of Love.
A closer look at conceit may well reveal the existence of an enormous, secret fear so devious as to escape detection even by the owner.
A smile however, bonds those who wear it and replaces that glimmer of bravado that says “you can’t touch me. “
Oops. you caught me talking to myself.
Time for all purposes is measured two ways; the way we experience it and the way we remember it.
If you find yourself complaining that life is going too fast as you age I’m guessing that you need to get our head out of Your Past and open Your Present.
Our minds when in use, think in Real Time just as they did during our first year as guests on Planet Earth as we crawled about looking for a way to rise to our feet and better understand our environment.
Fear drives us to reminisce in search of better times. We hope as we do so that somehow this will build us back up and supply us with a new vigor, increased courage, as aids to facing the problems which threaten our current feelings of safety.
We must stay in the present as much as possible.
This, not That.
This is where Life is.
This is the secret to staying young.
Lets live it.
Lets Accept The Love and Pass it on.