Monday, November 8, 2010

Don’t chase Happiness

You don’t get happiness by chasing happiness. “The only way to get happy is to give happy.” -Chris Brady

Happiness comes from taking responsibilities, it’s being proud from facing your fears.

Revision Wednesday
Blog post edited/re-posted on November 26, 2014

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Education is a Choice

After high school, education demands more of an individual because it’s less force upon. Many will learn less, or stop entirely, for the rest of their lives.

The individual who knows nothing is often the loudest and the most anxious to tell you about it.

People seem to have a hard time understanding that they’re worth minimum wage from the neck down. The top part is where the real worth is at.

The brain is like a muscle that needs to be worked constantly in order to stay sharp. Like muscles, it will shrink (in thinking) as soon as you stop exercising it.

Keeping the mind busy, with entertainment, doesn’t make it sharper.

Revision Wednesday
Blog post edited/re-posted on November 5, 2014

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Biggest Building in Town

There are 2 ways to have the biggest building in town:
1. Destroy all other buildings bigger than yours
2. Work to make your building bigger

Which one is the best of the 2? (2) Which one is the most commonly used? (1) Why? People are more likely to say something bad about someone, trying to destroy their building, than saying something positive to them, helping to make their building bigger.

If you destroy someone else’s building, he will try to destroy yours as well. The more you help build other people’s building, the more they will help build yours.

The more people you help, the bigger your building.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Bible: The Cheat Sheet of Life

Instead of walking life with the thought of knowing everything, I now walk knowing that I don’t know anything. Which, in return, teach me a lot of things about everything. It’s like a kid who ask all sort of questions.

To bring that thought to religion, I learned that society didn’t really changed over the years and that the principles found in the bible can still be applied today. I see the bible as being a cheat sheet for life. Since we only have one chance at life, wouldn’t it be best to try to do it as best as we possibly can?

One of the most common lessons/verse, often ignored, is the golden rule “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” (Matthew 7:12). Now why would someone apply such a rule in his life? If you want to have successful relationships, people need to like you.
How do you make them like you? By treating them the way you would like to be treated (respect, love, feeling of appreciation, etc...). If I make you feel good, do you want to hang around me more or less?

The bible doesn’t give direct answers, it gives pointers. In this case, it didn’t say “People like it when you do this, this and this.” It just said “Treat others the way you like to be treated” which, logically, brings the question “How do I like to be treated?”. By focusing on the question, you come to learn a lot about yourself.

Most people now days will die without knowing who they really are because they never asked themselves those questions.

Now you could say something like “I don’t need the bible to ask myself that kind of question”. It’s true, you don’t but what are the chances that you’re going to ask yourself such question without a manual?

Before the bible, I never really asked myself anything.

“Wisdom Is applying biblical principals into your life.” -Orrin Woodwards

Monday, November 1, 2010

Living the Big Life

Living the big life doesn’t mean to put yourself in debt. Spending money that you don’t have to buy things that you don’t need just to impress people you don’t like is not living the big life. It’s pretending and at the end of the day, that’s not what’s important.

“Our souls are not hungry for fame, comfort, wealth, or power. Those rewards create almost as many problems as they solve. Our souls are hungry for meaning, for the sense that we have figured out how to live so that our lives matter so the world will at least be different for our having passed through it” -Harold Kushner

Revision Wednesday
Blog post edited/re-posted on November 12, 2014

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