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Thought of the Moment

The futility of playing the blame game

Why waste an ounce of energy building a case for who to blame when we can use our energy to improve our chances for a desirable outcome? When we look to blame, have we not lost sight of what really matters?

 

Dearness Gives Value

That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly.

It is dearness only which gives everything its value.

Heaven knows how to put a proper price on its goods.

- Thomas Paine

 

To Doubt is to be Decent

When a person is steely in his contentions, certain that his viewpoint is the best path for all, void of moments of doubt and uncertainty, it may be wise to tread carefully.

When I see dogmatic behaviour, I see unfulfilled need.

To be unyielding in one's beliefs reflects some degree of indifference for the suffering of our fellow humans.

Where there is doubt, I often find decency. Where there is lack of doubt, I am careful not to get too close.

 

Suffering

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.

- Kahlil Gibran

 

Surviving is a Noble Fight

I believe I've passed the age of consciousness and righteous rage. I've found that just surviving is a noble fight. I once believed in causes too; I had my pointless points of view. And life went on no matter who was wrong or right.

- Billy Joel

 

Sounding Board Only

If you regularly struggle to be understood or even heard, if your conversations leave you feeling like a mere sounding board, if you sense there is no genuine interest from the other side in what's going on with you, ask yourself if this is a friend you wish upon your own children? If not, what are you doing?

 

To Hate Is To Lose

I have never encountered a winner that held hate towards something.

- Conor McGregor

 

Impermanence

I give you this to take with you: Nothing remains as it was. If you know this, you can begin again, with pure joy in the uprooting.

- Judith Minty

 

Everything is more beautiful when we remember that we are mortal.

Everything is more beautiful when we remember that we are mortal.

 

Recognize, Kindly Protect, Be Free of Animosity

That moment when you can recognize selfish intentions in a fellow human being, kindly protect yourself from it, but not feel animosity or disdain for that individual feels like a level of enlightenment.

 

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