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Wonderful advice for the beginning of a new year

Re-posting a post I discovered on a blog by Andrew Igbineweka
http://wp.me/2WbGZ

The post offered very good advice, so much that I thought it would work for our followers.

Originally posted on Retkon Poet:

Darling, there’s a few things
I’ve learned toiling away
on this Earth, that’ve made
a blue-collar, street
smart scholar of my earlier
precociousness.

You may not have immediately
noticed it, but there’s been
a few trips to
Hell and back
involved,

touching devilish
walls in amazement,
stonework arrangements in
mercurial halls,
yet my modest
shawl was not
enough to keep me
warm in
their presence.

These are lessons excavated
from those uncharted depths,
daughter,
where pieces of me got
caught in their
sympathies and were left like
meat for hungry wolves.

Don’t grab bulls by their
horns if you desire no
new appreciations for
deformity.

The only true victor
in war is he who doesn’t
care who’s winner, so long as
quarrels continue.

Truth is
one perspective, and no
mortal possesses it, only their
own version of facts.

Sarcasm is
the coin flip of humour, and the only
rumours worth…

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Simplicity of speech

Seth Godin is a favorite of mine, his witty commentary delivers a pointed message in few, directed words.

This one is no exception to his ingeniously clever style.

The sophistication of truth

A common form of complexity is the sophistication of fear.

Long words when short ones will do. Fancy clothes to keep the riffraff out and to give us a costume to hide behind. Most of all, the sneer of, “you don’t understand” or, “you don’t know the people I know…”

“It’s complicated,” we say, even when it isn’t.

We invent these facades because they provide safety. Safety from the unknown, from being questioned, from being called out as a fraud. These facades lead to bad writing, lousy communication and a refuge from the things we fear.

I’m more interested in the sophistication required to deliver the truth.

Simplicity.

Awareness.

Beauty.

These take fearlessness. This is, “here it is, I made this, I know you can understand it, does it work for you?”

Our work doesn’t have to be obtuse to be important or brave.

Wouldn’t it be grand if everyone spoke their mind in simple words?

John 8:32  (NIV) Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

 

Who are we?

Thinkers

Thinkers (Photo credit: whiteoakart)

Many writers, professors and educators tell us who we are, but in the end we are who we make of ourselves.
When we are angry and lash out at our family and friends, is that the true self that is hidden deep within our soul?  Can we also passionately show love and hate for the same person?

Life does take us down some rough roads.  It is how we treat the ones who depend on us, those who support us when difficulty pays a visit that define our character.  It is easy to be loyal when good times abound…but it is the true friend who remains loyal even when the road becomes full of potholes that must be treasured as if they were gold.

Some thoughts on who we are:

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.
Kurt Vonnegut

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”
Buddha quotes

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.
Aristotle

We are what we love, not what loves us.
Charlie Kaufman

Tell me whom you love, and I will tell you who you are.”
Houssaye

God bless each of my WordPress friends.

Disagreement

Another good lesson from Seth’s Blog

The easiest way to disagree with someone   

…is to assume that they are uninformed, and that once they know what you know, they will change their mind. (A marketing problem!)

The second easiest way to disagree is to assume that the other person is a dolt, a loon, a misguided zealot who refuses to see the truth. Their selfish desire to win interferes with their understanding of reality. (A political problem!)

The third easiest way to disagree with someone is to not actually hear what they are saying. (A filtering problem!)

The hardest way to disagree with someone is to come to understand that they see the world differently than we do, to acknowledge that they have a different worldview, something baked in long before they ever encountered this situation. (Another marketing problem, the biggest one).

There actually are countless uninformed people. There are certainly craven zealots. And yes, in fact, we usually hear what we want to hear, or hear what the TV tells us, or hear what we expect, instead of hearing what was said, and the intent behind it. Odds are, though, that we will make the change we seek by embracing the hard work of telling stories that resonate, as opposed to dismissing the other who appears not to get it.

Always a good message here at Seth’s Blog.  Hope you enjoy his writing as much as I do.

Quotations of logical thinking

Life is

Life is (Photo credit: nyoin)

These quotations are interesting; their logic excites curiosity.

What do you think?

“He reminds me of the man who murdered both his parents, and then when sentence was about to be pronounced pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan”  Abraham Lincoln

William Faulkner quotes (American short-story Writer and Novelist, Nobel Prize for Literature in 1949, 1897-1962) wrote the following about injustice.

 

“Some things you must always be unable to bear.

Some things you must never stop refusing to bear.

Injustice and outrage and dishonor and shame.

No matter how young you are or how old you have got.

Not for kudos and not for cash.

Your picture in the paper nor money in the bank, neither.

Just refuse to bear them.”

 

Have we become immune to shame?

Do we no longer feel outrage and empathy for victims of crime?

Would we rather look the other way than become involved in seeking justice for the innocent, regardless of their age?

 

 

 

 

 

Murder at Camelot Court?

When Shirley Seitz announced she was marrying a chiropractor her family cautioned her that she may be making a terrible mistake.  The appearance of this doctor made them suspicious of his motives; his truck, recently moving to Loxley, Alabama with little or no assets created uneasy feelings for the family of Shirley Seitz.

When Shirley told her family she was planning to marry the new doctor in town, their uneasy feelings increased, especially that she had only known the doctor three months.

Doctor Wohlschlaeger, a chiropractor, quickly moved into Shirley Seitz’s large, comfortable home.  Four years, Shirley was dead.

The Daily Mail reports: Relatives of chiropractor’s FIFTH wife call for justice after her death: Mystery  surrounds death as previous partners tell of their suspicions

“Her relatives were hesitant when Seitz rushed  into her marriage with Wohlschlaeger in 2006 after just a three           month courtship.

ABC News 20/20 news video well worth watching.  Follow the link here:

Was Shirley Seitz murdered?

Adding to that, she had her own share of  relationship issues in the past, as this was also her fifth marriage.

Her fourth husband Gene Seitz had left her  $1 million following his death, and while she never told her relatives that she  felt used during her four-year marriage to Wohlschlaeger, they found out after  her death.

When Mrs Yeomans was looking for answers  searching her mother’s house in Loxley, Alabama for her original will she  stumbled upon her mother’s personal journals.

‘How much longer am I going to have to  financially support this man? He said he wasn’t going to do this to me. He said  he was going to get a job. He’s constantly spending my money. Lord when is he  going to get a job?’ Seitz wrote in one entry, according to her daughter.

The 20/20 investigation proved that his  apparent money problems started earlier, before his marriage to Seitz.”

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2414814/Michael-Wohlschlaeger-Relatives-chiropractor-s-FIFTH-wife-justice-death-Mystery-surrounds-death-previous-partners-tell-suspicions.html#ixzz2ey8Yp95h

Following Seitz’s death her daughter, Sharon Yeoman decided to contact the former wives of the doctor and her findings were not a surprise when she discovered one had suddenly died, and another told of a surviving an attempt on her life by her husband, Dr. Wohlschlaeger.

After watching the video, and listening to the symptoms each wife experienced, the feeling of dread I felt since the sudden, unexplained death of my son, Raymond Zachry increased.  Severe headaches, intestinal symptoms, weakness…are all symptoms Ray Zachry experienced prior to his death.  He was treated by a local Pennsylvania physician for a sinus problems – but the symptoms did not relent.  He died a few weeks later and when his toxicology was positive for poison, the coroner refuses to allow an investigation.

Another coroner cover-up

There must be oversight/investigations into the outdated coroner system.

There must be oversight/investigations into the outdated coroner system.

The opening sentence in the report from The People’s Voice and it had my attention. The similarity to Ray’s story is compelling me to read on.

Raymond Zachry date of death:  September 25, 2007.

Date of the autopsy report: January 10, 2008

Date Ray’s family received a copy:  March 2008, six months later!

It took four months for Montgomery County Pennsylvania coroner office to find an attorney/pathologist to sign Ray’s autopsy.  Why didn’t the newly elected coroner Walter Hofman sign the autopsy?  Or, why didn’t the nurse/corner Ottinger sign the autopsy report?  Why were reports missing?  Why redactions, mysterious notes, alterations?

The following makes Ray’s story more alarming:

“Six months after Charles Castle suddenly and inexplicably died, the San Bernardino County Coroner has still not come up with a stated cause of death. And according to a Deputy in that office, a critical report is “missing” from Charlie Castle’s file.”

http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/TPV3/Voices.php/2013/08/01/questions-arise-as-to-coroner-s-cover-up.

 

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