PHILOSOTUDES

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The dictionary definition of philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.  Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing these questions (such as mysticism or mythology) by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on reasoned argument.   Philosophy comes from the Greek φιλοσοφία [philosophia], which literally translates to “love of wisdom”.  A synonym of philosophy is the Greek φιλαλήθεια [philalethia], which translates as “love of truth.” Wikipedia

MY PHILOSOTUDES

 

“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.” -Henry David Thoreau

 

 

Life is an attitude.

Philosophize your way through life, at least you are searching for the reason, rather than accepting any ole thing that life throws your way.

“We seem to be made to suffer. It’s our lot in life.” (C-3POStar Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

Attitude can make you or break you.  It affects everyone around you. What kind of day are you having? Is it your attitude or someone else that has rained on your parade or made your day?

“Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it.” ― Irving Berlin

Attitude is a choice that is a fundamental law of reaction and consequence.

“Life is not a bowl of cherries or peaches; it’s a jar of jalapenos. What you do today may burn your butt tomorrow!”

There are three constants in life… change, choice and principles.Stephen Covey

The definition of life is growth and aging, which brings change by natural process. We are born, we live, and we die.  Time is force of nature that will bring change by is nature there new choices and opportunities are on the horizon.  Keep your eyes on the goal.

“Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway”   Sydney J. Harris

Living life in the here and now is an active choice, not passive acceptance.

Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead that is where your future lies.Ann Landers

Balance and moderation is like keeping the rudder of life steady and the prow of the lifeboat moving forward in a raging sea of chaos, so you can stay on your course.

As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself, it has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain from smoking when awake.”  Mark Twain

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”  Albert Camus

Leadership is solving problems, not creating them.  The strongest voice is that of example.

“The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help, or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.”  Colin Powell

Walk and act with RESPECT it is a reflection of your own honor and integrity. Every human action and desire that you feel or do reflects back to you. Seek Loyalty without Blinders it is the merit and worth of an honorable person, and a true friend that sees you for your own merit.

Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.Clint Eastwood

Strive for truth with diplomacy, tact, and compassion. There is no honor when your truth injures and inflicts pain on the innocent or gains stature by humiliating  and breaking others just because you can.

It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.Niccolo Machiavelli

 

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