Mostly anonymous, proverbs and sayings are a portal through time to generations past and echo a diverse range of cultures. They speak of the experiences of many lessons learned and the wisdom from thousands of lives lived.
When did you lose your idealism? Or gain a degree of cynicism and/or wisdom?
Hypocrisy is the essence of snobbery, but all snobbery is about the problem of belonging or exclusiveness. “Some people have such good taste they can't enjoy anything.” ― Marty Rubin “They [Harvard academia] liked the poor, but didn't like the smell of the poor.” ― Chris Hedges “It was culture as class performance, literature fetishised… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Snobbery and Privilege
"Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it's about having a lot of options." -Chris Rock Managing money often results in behaviours that might be regarded as greed or human competitiveness . Some folks feel an adrenaline rush at the prospect of making unexpected money. Creating wealth is often perceived to be a… Continue reading More on Greed Risk and Desire
When I had money everyone called me brother ~ Polish Proverb “If you risk something that is important to you for something that is unimportant to you, it just does not make any sense." Warren Buffet "Greed culminates in a selfish desire for something." [The philosophy Forum] He who knows he has enough is rich… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Greed and Risk
You cannot step in the same river twice - Middle Eastern Proverb Can 'change' be a cyclic force, or is it more linear, with a beginning and an end? Weekly Quotes “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” -Ben Franklin Confucius “The superior man governs men, according to their nature, with what is proper to them,… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Change
Palace in Warsaw Weekly Proverb When I had money everyone called me brother Polish proverb "The gap between rich and poor is now at a level where Europe, at the time of the French revolution, looks positively socialistic by comparison:- ~The three wealthiest people in the world today now own more than the poorest 48… Continue reading For Richer and Poorer – Sunday Sayings
For every behaviour, there is a pay-off. We rarely think and act without foundation or reason. How does worry serve or support you?
We alone are responsibly for our own happiness. Happiness comes from our own actions.
Dear Marie, My husband, (aka MOTH), is not happy. Because of you, our house will never be the same. Because of you, my house is tidier. But the MOTH - The 'Man About the House' - is frustrated! If you haven't heard of Marie Kondo, it may be that you don't have a TV set… Continue reading Marie Kondo – Because of you