When visiting Germany in 2010, I was staggered to see solar panels on so many roofs and farms across the country, especially in the rural areas. It put my own country, Australia, to shame. Why? With plenty of strong sunlight year-round, Australia would presumably be at the forefront of engaging with solar technology early on,… Continue reading Solar Energy in Australia
No one can climb a tree with no branches - Finnish proverb What do you think the underlying message says. Does it refer to the support of friends and family that folk find so essential to personal growth and development? Or, could it refer to the many divergent paths one might consider, or does take… Continue reading Worldly Wisdom
Guilty feelings are different from shameful feelings, although they can overlap. How do you deal with guilt or guilt manipulation by others in your circle? How have you reached acceptance?
How do you deal with guilty feelings or guilt manipulation from others?
And, how do you view safety and growth?
Can these qualities operate simultaneously or are they oppositional?
I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader.
Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across cultures. They speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned.
Quotes, like proverbs, make us think more deeply about something.
This week I present a Native American proverb and several quotes examining emotions and values and prejudice. What is your opinion of the advice inherent in these famous words? Do they give us any guidance for our life? Proverbial Friday at Something to Ponder About
Every Friday I post a proverb, saying or quote I found thought provoking and discuss possible interpretations. Join in the discussion. What do you have to say?
Today we call ourselves developed, as if we have nothing left to learn. But in a hundred years, when people look back at our generation, will they too ask themselves: how did anyone accept that world? When we look at other life, we say our technology makes us more advanced. Yet all we seem to advance… Continue reading Is Every Day a New Adventure, or Not?