Here I am on the grandest ship in the world having champaign with you fine people.
I figure life’s a gift and I don’t intend on wasting it
You never know what hand your gonna get daelt next
You learn to take life as it comes at you.
To make each day count
Got this from The Elephant Journal and thought it was worth keeping.
Jim Carrey shares the startling realization he came to after years of fame: it’s totally pointless to spend our whole lives creating and curating some specific identity for ourselves.
This is all ego: desiring to be important, to be someone, to matter. In reality, this grasping at a singular identity brings us only pain and suffering, for three main reasons. One, it introduces a separation between us and all other beings that dishonors our inherent, interconnected nature. Two, it deludes us into thinking that things are not supposed to change—that we are not supposed to change. Three, it leads us away from resting in our own basic goodness, as it makes us feel that we aren’t enough just as we are, right now.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world. – Arthur Shopenhauer, 1851
The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description; one must travel through it oneself to be acquainted with it. – Philip Dormer Stanhope, 1747
I began to see that among the many universes in which the world of living creatures existed, some where large, some small, but that all, including man’s, were in some way limited or finite. We were creatures of many different dimensions passing through each other’s lives like ghosts through doors.
“A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.” – Albert Einstein
I agree very much with this quote, it is just very hard to follow in this capitalistic, technology heavy society. Business, is the business of the USA regardless of how many 4th of July parades are done, Star Spangled Banners sung or Pledges of Allegiance recited.
Corporations have become more powerful than government and control it. The bottom line is what is looked after and taken care of and the people are just a tool to increase profits. Soon, people might not even be needed with the way AI is advancing.
I finally watched the final installment of the Indiana Jones movie series. One of our friend’s little boys is really into Indiana Jones, he wears the hat and carries around a bag everyday. And so, I thought it would be time to introduce my own son to the series. It might have been a tad bit too early however since there is a lot of violence. The other thing is my son is much too young to understand any of the historical references and so had questions every five minutes.