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post Aug 31 2009, 01:51 PM
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So, I was feeling a bit down for a while and Saturday night the mother and father prayed for me, anointed me with oil and were just like y'know asking God and Jesus to help guide me and lift me from despair and stuff. It was really nice just like, though Im not a Christian the stuff they were saying was transferrable. After the father was saying that it seemed like I needed to find a philosophy to live by than the one I have, that it didn't have to be faith, just yeah.

Mine don't seem to be working too well, I don't think: So I'm wondering what are your life philosophies?


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A society that takes itself too seriously risks bottling up its tensions and treating every example of irreverence as a threat to its existence. Humour is one of the great solvents of democracy. It permits the ambiguities and contradictions of public life to be articulated in non-violent forms. It promotes diversity. It enables a multitude of discontents to be expressed in a myriad of spontaneous ways. It is an elixir of constitutional health. J. Sachs in Laugh It Off Promotions CC v SAB International (Finance) BV t/a SabMark International (Freedom of Expression Institute as Amicus Curiae) 2006 (1) SA 144 (CC)
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post Aug 31 2009, 06:26 PM
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There's a poem hanging in my doctor's office that I always thought was a great way to look at life -

If I had my life to live over, I'd dare to make more mistakes next time.
I'd relax, I would limber up.
I would be sillier than I have been this trip.
I would take fewer things seriously.
I would take more chances.
I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers.
I would eat more ice cream and less beans.
I would perhaps have more actual troubles, but I'd have fewer imaginary ones.

You see, I'm one of those people who lived sensibly and sanely, hour after hour, day after day.
Oh, I've had my moments, and if I had to do it over again, I'd have more of them.
In fact, I'd try to have nothing else.
Just moments, one after another, instead of living so many years ahead of each day.
I've been one of those persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a raincoat and a parachute.
If I had to do it again, I would travel lighter than I have.

If I had my life to live over,
I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall.
I would go to more dances.
I would ride more merry-go-rounds.
I would pick more daisies.

-Nadine stair - 85 years old


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Her dignity shone so bright like a light on a hill
and she burned for me, no other man came near her flame.
Bad country songs - the deafening twang of the rich white kid blues.
You can own the strange, but the lights and glares will not make you real.
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- funked)out_frog   Life Philosophies   Aug 31 2009, 01:51 PM
- - elphaba2   Do what makes you happy. Try to be happy in what y...   Aug 31 2009, 02:05 PM
- - Mata   It's Taoism all the way baby! The tao tha...   Aug 31 2009, 02:18 PM
|- - Hobbes   QUOTE (Mata @ Aug 31 2009, 03:18 PM) I fo...   Aug 31 2009, 04:21 PM
- - Cath   I think mine generally runs along the lines of ...   Aug 31 2009, 04:37 PM
|- - Hobbes   QUOTE (Cath @ Aug 31 2009, 05:37 PM) I fe...   Aug 31 2009, 06:08 PM
- - voices_in_my_head   There's a poem hanging in my doctor's offi...   Aug 31 2009, 06:26 PM
- - Yannick   Do whatever you want as long as your actions don...   Aug 31 2009, 07:12 PM
- - Daria   Happiness. Essentially, strive to make others hap...   Aug 31 2009, 07:24 PM
|- - Hobbes   QUOTE (Daria @ Aug 31 2009, 08:24 PM) Hap...   Aug 31 2009, 07:41 PM
|- - IrishGuy   QUOTE (Hobbes @ Aug 31 2009, 03:41 PM) QU...   Sep 1 2009, 04:48 AM
- - I_am_the_best   I wouldn't say that I have a defined motive be...   Aug 31 2009, 08:42 PM
- - Hobbes   I know an awful lot of people that have a self-mot...   Aug 31 2009, 10:41 PM
|- - Daria   QUOTE (Hobbes @ Aug 31 2009, 11:41 PM) ...   Aug 31 2009, 11:16 PM
- - Yannick   See, I count 'annoying' people as 'har...   Aug 31 2009, 11:53 PM
- - gothictheysay   Still trying to look for a "life philosophy...   Sep 1 2009, 01:56 AM
|- - Hobbes   QUOTE (gothictheysay @ Sep 1 2009, 02:56 ...   Sep 1 2009, 05:43 PM
- - Mata   Another one that I like is 'lead by example...   Sep 1 2009, 12:43 PM
- - crazymat   I like this poem http://www.fleurdelis.com/desider...   Sep 1 2009, 06:28 PM
- - Yannick   Haha, it's like TJ made a video for this threa...   Sep 1 2009, 08:41 PM
- - Hobbes   Ludwig Wittgenstein: "I don't know why we...   Oct 3 2009, 07:00 PM
- - Tarantio   For the last few years I've been loosely follo...   Oct 5 2009, 07:28 AM
- - bjgupta   Pl refer to booklet titled ‘Philosophy of life and...   Nov 23 2009, 05:06 PM
- - Mata   Uh-huh... BJ, since you have advertised this book ...   Nov 23 2009, 06:27 PM
|- - bjgupta   Mata, This is to confirm that I am interested ...   Nov 24 2009, 03:18 PM
- - Yannick   I think we should start asking suspected spammers ...   Nov 23 2009, 08:09 PM
|- - crazymat   QUOTE (Yannick @ Nov 23 2009, 08:09 PM) I...   Nov 24 2009, 09:11 AM
- - Mata   Well, when people register they now have to answer...   Nov 23 2009, 10:53 PM
|- - Hobbes   QUOTE (Mata @ Nov 23 2009, 10:53 PM) ther...   Nov 23 2009, 11:09 PM
- - Mata   Thanks for coming back BJ. Can you summarise the m...   Nov 25 2009, 11:33 PM
|- - bjgupta   Mata, Following is a para on 'Philosophy of ...   Nov 28 2009, 02:12 PM
|- - Hobbes   QUOTE (bjgupta @ Nov 28 2009, 02:12 PM) ...   Nov 28 2009, 06:06 PM
|- - bjgupta   Notion and wish that good should happen to only go...   Nov 29 2009, 09:29 AM
- - Cath   Something my mum just chucked under my nose which ...   Nov 29 2009, 01:22 PM
- - Miss-Smiley   Interesting thread. Have an optimistic approach t...   Dec 1 2009, 01:30 PM
- - Hobbes   QUOTE (Miss-Smiley @ Dec 1 2009, 01...   Dec 2 2009, 05:15 PM
- - Miss-Smiley   QUOTE (Hobbes @ Dec 2 2009, 05:15 PM) QUO...   Dec 2 2009, 11:04 PM


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