Tuesday, September 12, 2017

On Being Wrong ( it's OK!)

Blog quote #1160... 
"Don't ever be afraid to admit you were wrong. It's like saying you're wiser today than you were yesterday." -Ann Landers -   
What a superb way to look at this. Drop the ego's, admit we don't have all the answers to everything in life, and acknowledge we can always get smarter and learn from our fellow humans.  
Admitting our faults and incorrectness is actually a great strength, and sign of humbleness. And who doesn't love a humble human?
That's my view...what say you?

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Best thing you can do for another...

Blog quote #1159... 
"The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches-but to reveal to him, his own."-Benjamin Disraeli -   
Let people know how good they are, or compliment them on their talent/ good works. The world is very lopsided, in favor of critiques versus praise. More of the latter, please.
That's my view...what say you?

Monday, August 14, 2017

On Older Wisdom...

Blog quote #1158... 
"Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him."-George Santayana -   
We often are quick to add our two cents or share what we 'know,' or think we know. It appears the author is simply suggesting that there is likely some years of wisdom and information behind the elder person's statements and that needs to be respected. My how much we can learn, from those who have gone before us.  
Good rule of thumb: When younger people are around older people, talk less and listen more- to the wisdom of the elder folk. Hmm...
That's my view...what say you?

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

How to get SMARTER...

Blog quote #1157... 
"If we would have new knowledge, we must get a world of new questions."-Susan K Langer -   
Keep asking. Keep learning.
That's my view...what say you?

Sunday, July 16, 2017

A reminder--of the GOOD in the world

Blog quote #1156... 
"It does no harm just once in a while, to acknowledge, that the whole country is not in flames and that there are people in the country besides politicians, entertainers, and criminals."-Charles Kuralt -   
In other words, there are plenty of good folks out there doing admirable things for the world. Although bad news blankets the airwaves daily, there's plenty of good going on; the media just chooses not to talk about it. 
Thanks for the wonderful reminder, Charles.
That's my view...what say you?

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The sadness of losing an elderly person...

Blog quote #1155... 
"When an old man dies, a library burns to the ground."-African proverb -   
Excellent comment here that references just how much wisdom is collected in a person's life. Always sad to see when wise people leave the planet, knowing all the experiences, trials, and situations they have been through-- along with the knowledge and smarts acquired with the endurement--leave with them. 
Respect the elderly and the wise. They won't be here forever thus we should enjoy their company, stories, and knowledge.
That's my view...what say you?

Monday, July 3, 2017

On truly LIVING life...

Blog quote #1154... 
"Will you look back on life and say "I wish I had" or  "I'm glad I did."-Zig Ziglar -   
Zig is the best! We believe he is asking in a different way--are you really diving into life and living it to the fullest, or, are you methodically or begrudgingly just going through the motions?
Regardless of your answer, the rest of your life starts today. If needed  there's time to adjust your course.    
That's my view...what say you?