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    No dying man has thought, "I wish I had spent more time at the office."


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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    No dying man has thought, "I wish I had spent more time at the office."
    Unless your a hobo possibly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    No dying man has thought, "I wish I had spent more time at the office."
    I composed a STI on similar subject once.
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    If you can't fly, then run.
    If you can't run, then walk.
    If you can't walk then crawl.
    Just keep moving.

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    "Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature could not do without."

    - Confucius, on a plaque I saw at the music conservatory 10 minutes down the street from my house.
    "Only in being hidden does the Divine reveal itself."

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    "Boredom indicates a lack of inner resources."

    It's amazing how many people I'm around that get bored so easily. Luckily I don't have to deal with that neurosis. I thoroughly enjoy just sitting or walking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingélou View Post
    There's a lot of truth in this, and I myself ought to stop worrying so much about people's reactions - BUT the person who isn't bothered at all what people think usually turns out to be a terrible bighead!
    That can be true of some people, but I don't think it would apply to Lao Tzu

    Here's another of his

    I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.

    Lao Tzu


    He was a Chinese philosopher, reputed to be the founder of Taoism
    “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwarchc View Post
    That can be true of some people, but I don't think it would apply to Lao Tzu

    Here's another of his

    I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.

    Lao Tzu


    He was a Chinese philosopher, reputed to be the founder of Taoism
    He was one of the greats. I've read the Tao Te Ching, and it remains a gem in my library.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingélou View Post
    There's a lot of truth in this, and I myself ought to stop worrying so much about people's reactions - BUT the person who isn't bothered at all what people think usually turns out to be a terrible bighead!
    Too often true. Not caring what other people think is to not let other people control your life. But one must also make sure their behaviour is not offensive to others.
    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
    --Renata Scotto in "Scotto, More Than a DIva."

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwarchc View Post
    That can be true of some people, but I don't think it would apply to Lao Tzu

    Here's another of his

    I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.

    Lao Tzu


    He was a Chinese philosopher, reputed to be the founder of Taoism
    I make an exception of Lao Tzu.
    (Chinese Civilisation was a subsidiary subject of mine at University, & I was fortunate to have an Oriental Museum just yards away from my hall of residence, St Aidan's.)

    I see we're a long way into the thread; has this saying of Lao Tzu's been mentioned yet?
    Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.
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    I suspect that today we might not agree with all that Lao-Tzu (supposedly) had to say. From Chapter 12, Giles's translation:

    "Therefore the Sage, when he governs, empties their minds and fills their bellies, weakens their inclinations and strengthens their bones. His constant object is to keep the people without knowledge and without desire, or to prevent those who have knowledge from daring to act."


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    Attachment 70998I saw this online something to think about here.

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    Attachment 70999Here is some great advice here to read found this online.

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    A couple I heard the other day from a friend. I think the second one he was quoting something he had heard:

    "We all have a different experience of reality as it's happening."

    "Your brain is a dangerous neighborhood. You shouldn't go there by yourself."
    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
    --Renata Scotto in "Scotto, More Than a DIva."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtmailey View Post
    Attachment 70999Here is some great advice here to read found this online.
    Words from a wise man/ woman
    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
    "Mahatma Gandhi"

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