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Thought of the Moment

Our Mortality

Time and tide wait for no man.

- Geoffrey Chaucer

 

A Happy Life

A long, healthy, and happy life is the result of making contributions, of having meaningful projects that are personally exciting and contribute to and bless the lives of others.

- Stephen Covey

 

The Journey

The road is better than the end.

- Cervantes

 

What We Repeatedly Do

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

- Aristotle

 

Goodness

You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you, and allowing that goodness to emerge. But it can only emerge if something fundamental changes in your state of consciousness.

 

Practice

Enthusiasm is more important to mastery than innate ability, it turns out, because the single most important element in developing an expertise is your willingness to practice.

From - The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin

 

Two Puberties

Immanuel Kant believed that we humans, because we are so emotionally complex, go through two puberties in life.

The first puberty is when our bodies become mature enough for sex; the second puberty is when our minds become mature enough for sex.

The two events can be separated by many, many years...

 

Soul Mates

People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants.

But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that’s holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.

A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake.

 

Being True to Yourself

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Parenting

Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.

- Marian Wright Edelman

 

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