July 03, 2015

YOU SHOULD BE ANGRY ABOUT THIS


"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned."

Buddha (563 BC-483 BC) Founder of Buddhism.

What good has your anger done for you?

You don't consciously decide to become angry but you can work to lessen the negative from being so.


July 02, 2015

WHY YOUR PARENTS WANT YOU TO STAY IN SCHOOL


"No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort."

John Ruskin (1819-1900) English art critic.

Effort, sure, but effort alone is rarely, if ever, enough to accomplish the most desirable and difficult goals.

Good that you're willing to work hard, just make sure your education is up to the task you're prepared to work hard to achieve.

July 01, 2015

THE JEALOUS KIND


"The disease of jealousy is so malignant that is converts all it takes into its own nourishment."

Joseph Addison (1672-1719) English essayist/poet/dramatist.

Disclaimer for me (you too): I am occasionally jealous of others. 

Being so is human.

But problems arise when we are too often; when we attempt to hurt those we are jealous of. 

June 30, 2015

FAULTY JUDGMENT


"Everyone complains of the badness of his memory, but nobody of his judgment."

Fran├žois de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer.

Memory plays a very important role in judgment.

To a large degree we judge based on what we believe we remember.

The results of our judgments are too important to trust only to that.

June 29, 2015

SMART, JUST NOT ALWAYS WISE


"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist/writer/lecturer.

We're smart enough to recognize most "cats", and the likely outcome should we attempt to carry them by their "tails", without actually attempting to do so.

However  being "smart" isn't the same as being "wise".