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Old September 20th, 2013, 07:09 PM   #1
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"Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow. Never expect to outgrow loneliness. Never hope to find people who will understand you, someone to fill that space. An intelligent, sensitive person is the exception, the very great exception. If you expect to find people who will understand you, you will grow murderous with disappointment. The best you'll ever do is to understand yourself, know what it is that you want, and not let the cattle stand in your way.

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Old September 21st, 2013, 07:28 AM   #2
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"Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow. Never expect to outgrow loneliness. Never hope to find people who will understand you, someone to fill that space. An intelligent, sensitive person is the exception, the very great exception. If you expect to find people who will understand you, you will grow murderous with disappointment. The best you'll ever do is to understand yourself, know what it is that you want, and not let the cattle stand in your way.

Janet Fitch, White Oleander
It is not that I expect people to understand me, the problem is, people try to understand me, rather than just accepting precisely the way I am and go from there.

As far as loneliness goes, be secure with yourself, and you'll never know what that even is.
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Old September 22nd, 2013, 04:43 AM   #3
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My favorite philosophy was invented by a friend of mine some 30 years ago:

THE ROAD TO BREAKTHROUGH IS PAVED WITH SETBACKS

Good words to live by; whenever you stumble, you can be reassured that it is a necessary step on the way to your true goal. Once you pass the setback, you are that much closer to your breakthrough.
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Old September 22nd, 2013, 05:42 AM   #4
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One of the best quotes I have heard, was the basis for my own philosophy.

"Life is hard....and then you die"

Thinking over the years on this, and expanding upon it I have incorporated a few things into life.

When one understands that life will often be difficult, it is natural to enjoy and appreciate those times when it is not. When one ponders the simple reality of eventual death, appreciating this life becomes forefront and "Living" it a goal.
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Old September 22nd, 2013, 09:57 AM   #5
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"Life is hard....and then you die"
Usually the saying is:

LIFE IS A BITCH - THEN YOU DIE

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LIFE IS A BITCH - THEN YOU MARRY ONE

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Old September 23rd, 2013, 12:41 AM   #6
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The path to damnation is that of least resistance.
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Old September 23rd, 2013, 04:50 AM   #7
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The path to damnation is that of least resistance.
But it only makes sense to follow the path of least resistance.

I like this philosophy:

DON'T PUT OFF UNTIL TOMORROW THAT WHICH YOU CAN PUT OFF UNTIL THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW.
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Old September 23rd, 2013, 05:49 AM   #8
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I like the one I made up for my Sig.
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Old September 23rd, 2013, 01:04 PM   #9
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But it only makes sense to follow the path of least resistance.

I like this philosophy:

DON'T PUT OFF UNTIL TOMORROW THAT WHICH YOU CAN PUT OFF UNTIL THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW.
It's easier to follow the path of least resistance. As i have learned the easy thing typically isn't correct.
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It's easier to follow the path of least resistance. As i have learned the easy thing typically isn't correct.
But the path of least resistance is the most efficient one.
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But the path of least resistance is the most efficient one.
Yet, not always the best one.
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Old September 23rd, 2013, 03:48 PM   #12
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Yet, not always the best one.
Possibly, but it might be better to have accomplished 9 pretty good paths, than only 5 great paths in the same amount of time.
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But the path of least resistance is the most efficient one.
The easy way isn't normally the right way.
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Possibly, but it might be better to have accomplished 9 pretty good paths, than only 5 great paths in the same amount of time.
Assuming that the 9 paths are good.

Let's say it was a mechanic working on your truck would you rather them repair it quickly or correctly?
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Old September 23rd, 2013, 05:02 PM   #15
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The easy way isn't normally the right way.
There are shades of grey for what is "right". It isn't always black and white.
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Old September 23rd, 2013, 05:32 PM   #16
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Let's say it was a mechanic working on your truck would you rather them repair it quickly or correctly?
I can have both, because my mechanic advertises choices of:

* A good job done fast but not cheap

* A fast job done cheap but not good

* A cheap job done good but not fast

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I can have both, because my mechanic advertises choices of:

* A good job done fast but not cheap

* A fast job done cheap but not good

* A cheap job done good but not fast

So your choices are between two choices of shoddy work and to fix it correctly.
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There are shades of grey for what is "right". It isn't always black and white.
shades of grey are never really right.

Doing something the right way is not usually easy.
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Old September 23rd, 2013, 05:51 PM   #19
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We must not listen to those who advise us being mortal to think mortal thoughts, but must put on immortality as much as is possible and strain every nerve to live according to that best part of us, which being small in its power and honor surpasses all else.

- Aristotle
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Old September 24th, 2013, 05:02 AM   #20
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So your choices are between two choices of shoddy work and to fix it correctly.
You need to re-read. 2 out of the 3 choices are a job done good.
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