You are here

Thought of the Moment

Enlightenment Enough

Maybe that's enlightenment enough: to know that there is no final resting place of the mind; no moment of smug clarity.  Perhaps wisdom is realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go.

- Anthony Bourdain

 

Narcissistic Entitlement

It is the nature of narcissistic entitlement to see the situation from only one very subjective point of view that says “My feelings and needs are all that matter, and whatever I want, I should get." Mutuality and reciprocity are entirely alien concepts, because others exist only to agree, obey, flatter, and comfort - in short, to anticipate and meet my every need. If you cannot make yourself useful in meeting my need, you are of no value and will most likely be treated accordingly.

- Sandy Hotchkiss

 

True strength and power

People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.

- Michelle Obama

 

Parenting

Children are mostly shaped by who their parents are, not by what their parents say.

 

So It Flies

If you examine a butterfly according to the laws of aerodynamics, it shouldn't be able to fly. But the butterfly doesn't know that, so it flies.

- Howard Schultz

 

Good Relationships Feel Good

Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down. And trust your instincts ... good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don't hurt. They're not painful. That's not just with somebody you want to marry, but it's with the friends that you choose. It's with the people you surround yourselves with.

- Michelle Obama

 

Fulfillment

Feeling fulfilled is a natural byproduct of days spent looking to be of service to others. When we create value for others and help people help themselves in solving their problems, we greatly increase the likelihood of having our needs met and making the world a better place.

 

The Little Things in Life

Enjoy the little things in life for one day you will look back and realize they were the big things.

- Kurt Vonnegut

 

Most important human needs

Human beings need three basic things in order to be content: they need to feel competent at what they do; they need to feel authentic in their lives; and they need to feel connected to others. These values are considered "intrinsic" to human happiness and far outweigh "extrinsic" values such as beauty, money and status.

- Sebastian Junger

 

The Primal Need to Feel Necessary

For many people, war feels better than peace and hardship can turn out to be a great blessing and disasters are sometimes remembered more fondly than weddings or tropical vacations. Humans don’t mind duress, in fact they thrive on it. What they mind is not feeling necessary.

- Sebastian Junger

 

Pages