Refugees and Journalistic Bias The MOTH and I were discussing the situation of the Tamil Family- the subjects of failed applications for refugee status, in Australia. This, despite country Queensland being their home of many years and the small community of Biloela wanting, and indeed fighting, to keep them in Australia. Federal court injunctions were … Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Being Open Minded and The Press
Sometimes we need to treasure the moment before it passes, never to come again.
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 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
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.
Nothing in life is constant. Like the force of the ocean, life fluctuates between a wearing away (negative or sad feelings) and a building up (positives). As corny as it sounds, the way we think does determine our 'world,' our 'present moment.' "If you are willing to appreciate that this moment is far better than … Continue reading Sunday Sayings – The Present Moment
Christchurch has had more than its fair share of tragedy in recent years. I could this week have written about hate crimes. I could this week have written about prejudice or racism, or vile acts of terror,such as we have seen close to home. There has been much of this already in the media, and … Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Courage
I became fascinated with traditional proverbs and sayings, their metaphorical layers and the many different interpretations found within just a few, succinct words. I marveled at their ability to transcend race, religion, opinions and age.