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My world view, insights, thoughts, observations and this is what I intended to say….

06/02/2015
  • Is it any wonder that cancer societies worldwide put a far greater financial initiative on chemotherapy and radiation research than disease prevention techniques? Preventing disease doesn’t make money, but treating disease certainly does. Even if those ‘treatments’ are ineffective.
  • Life is a party: one arrives long after it’s started, and one’s going to leave long before it’s over. ~Robert Morley.
  • The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear. ~Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948)
  • Americans are convinced that having the latest products or finest cars will make their lives better. We’re also trained to believe that if we don’t have these things, we can’t really be happy. ~Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, ‘Everything That Remains’
  • We live in a cult of busy. Busy has become a humble brag instead of an indicator of stress.
  • … in Greekdom, generally speaking, women are lesser creatures, better seen than heard. This prevailing sentiment among the Argives is so pervasive that it lingers in the bones of the language itself; I can think of no better illustration of this than the fact that in Greek grammar, one of the very first axioms I learned is that men have friends, women have relatives, and animals have their own kind. ~Donna Tartt (1993) The Secret History, p. 251
  • When was the last time you did something for the first time? In order to achieve great things and work on your crazy-stupid ideas you need to step out of your comfort zone. Extraordinary things happen to those who believe in their potential. When you are committed to turn your goals into reality, nothing can stop you. New challenges and obstacles motivate and help you learn new things. Learning, creating, growing happen when you step outside your fortress and venture into the wilderness. By getting out of your comfort zone more regularly, you’ll increase the number of things you’re comfortable with. You’ll also be able to enjoy more things in life, since familiarity makes us more likely to enjoy something, even if it turned us off at first.
  • Your body is so precious. It is your vehicle for awakening. Treat it with great care. ~Lord Buddha
  • The exponentially growing body of information available on the internet is an opportunity of the ages to gain empowering knowledge and information. Look, read and learn. Then act on it.
  • A wizard is never late, nor is he early, he arrives precisely when he means to. ~Gandalf (J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring)
  • What really matters? Life is just like a game of Monopoly. You would want to accumulate everything you can. You will make a commitment to obtain money and possessions. But for what? Just like a game of monopoly, everything you have gained – it all goes back in the box. How far do you have to walk down that road before you see where it leads? ~John Ortberg
  • The purpose of philosophy is to teach us how to die.
  • Doctors and their organisations should consider carefully whether they find it ethically acceptable to receive money that may have been partly earned by crimes that have harmed those people whose interests doctors are expected to take care of. Many crimes would be impossible to carry out, if doctors weren’t willing to participate in them.
  • The whole essence of Zen consists in walking along the razor’s edge of Now. ~Eckhart Tolle
  • What lies at the heart of every living thing is not a fire, not warm breath, not a ‘spark of life.’ It is information, words, instructions. ~Richard Dawkins
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