Do we create something out of nothing or do we create nothing out of something just for material values? Material values are lying to tell the truth about consumerism and damnation. We should avoid luxurious living. We should live below our means. We should stay out of debt. We should not buy products or services we cannot afford. In short, we should simplify our life.
one will understand others unless he/she goes through the same disaster. Until we suffer, we can never truly understand the sufferings of others. Until we fail, we can never truly understand the shame of others. Until we are frustrated, we can never truly understand the loneliness of others. Until we lose someone, we can never truly understand the grief of others.
Until we are rejected, we can never truly understand the bitterness of others. Until we are being judged and put down, we can never truly understand the dismay of others. Until we are betrayed, we can never truly understand the anger of others. Until we are attacked, we can never truly understand the fear of others. Until we are hurt, we can never truly understand the hurt of others.
We should not believe totally when we hear something negative and unverified about other people. We shouldn’t be idle-mouthers who always talk but never say anything important and be bad-mouthers who engage in everybody’s talk of town. Listening to everything and to everyone is useless. Speculations and harsh judgments are destructive. We have no idea who they really are, don’t know them on a personal level and where they are coming from. We have no right to judge them and comment on something we don’t fully understand. There are better things to do than to listen to unverified stories of gossip-hungry people. They just waste our time.
Sexiness for me is not always about who is sexy but what is sexy. A sexy one is not a toxic to other people’s lives. He/she is respectful and solicitous of the well-being of others. He/she is polite to everybody, everywhere and everytime. He/she makes other people feel they are important and all in all, he/she is personally winsome. Sexiness is in the presentation where we should know what we are doing… and we project ourselves positively. It is looking sharp, feeling sharp and being sharp.
What is hypocrisy? Who are hypocrites? Hypocrisy is faking to be what one is not. It comes in many forms, sizes, shapes and colors. Hypocrisy is pretending to like a person who we actually dislike. It is also pretending to agree with someone we don’t agree with.
If we have a rating scale on hypocrisy we may rate ourselves:
PART I. Please put a check mark (ü) on the column to indicate frequency as observed. Rate yourself how often you have become hypocrite.
4 – Very Often
3 – Often
2 – Seldom
1 – Never
So how do we rate ourselves?
More often than not, thinkers, scholars and philosophers have been misunderstood. In essence, as Ralph Waldo-Emerson said it eloquently,
“great men are misunderstood.”
In essence, on a purely human level, people may love or hate me or may accept or reject a certain part of my personality but this is all what it entails coming to terms to declare my philosophy. However, I question myself…. How do I know that I know what I know? Are they rival sets of facts or just my unredeemed illusions in life? Or what I know is something else entirely?
Trust is a strange thing. It is the basis of our economy, community and even love. Trust should be built by opening up. However, we don’t just open up to anybody for there are people out there who are false friends and inversely; we don’t just close ourselves to anyone we don’t know yet because they maybe potential real friends. We should scrutinize and choose people whom we can become friends with. We should observe their value system and the things that they do and enjoy in order to choose our friends correctly. It is all about taking risk and discerning who is who to find true friends.
Defense mechanisms—- we all have them at some points at some ways. However, people are not too well-informed about what it is about. Those defense mechanisms are what we deal with when we have problems we cannot confront. Unable to brave the storms and mazes of life, we seek for an easy way out. However, we end up being trapped in several complexes of life which are revealed through our defense mechanisms. To emphasize what I’ve been saying all along, we all scream beneath our lungs, PSYCHOLOGIZE ME.
L essens our pitfalls and mistakes in life through moral and spiritual lessons
I mproves our linguistic competence and encourages us to appreciate the
power of language
T ies and connects us to other studies from history to sociology to philosophy
to economics or science
E ntertains us with an amazing array of characters and their memorable lines
R escues us from boredom and elevates us above the mundane and predictability of life
A rouses our curiosity, awakens our spirit and lets us in a little unknown bit of our soul
T ests our mental processes by decoding man’s motives and values in life
U nleashes the inner artist in us by giving us profundity of thoughts and
richness of emotions
R eaches the innermost core of our hearts through a much higher dimension
truths in life
E ncourages us to understand humanity by seeing semblances of
other’s traits in ourselves