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This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Options
Daemon
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This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
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Now, what could I possibly do with this time I am having right now??? Hmmm... Let me see! I guess I'll play some games on TFD! Yes! It is a very good time! Thanks, Ralph!

Be the change you wish to see in the world!-Gandhi
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This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.
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What Emerson says is that time in itself has value and is good but can be used either wisely or foolishly. How you manage that time may distort its value and stain its worth or you can treasure it, use it in a way as to honor it, and thus acting according to its purpose.
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We must try to not waste our time, be sure every day would be well spent.
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Spending seems to imply that we, in some way, own it.

Sanity is not statistical
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There is a more prosaic ending, that is nevertheless true as well. This time, like all times, is a very good one, if you have a job and have enough to pay your bills.
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excaelis wrote:
Spending seems to imply that we, in some way, own it.


I don't think I own anything in this world except for my free will and thoughts. And even so, these are relative.
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After dissapointment from the first training (false reinforcement!), I only wish this time of next training by King Daemon, I could spend more that remains to me of life in surroundings so pleasant and entertaining. Who's standing at the gate of your palace now?!? Sparkling moonlight.


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Flam boyant wrote:
excaelis wrote:
Spending seems to imply that we, in some way, own it.


I don't think I own anything in this world except for my free will and thoughts. And even so, these are relative.


Just another entertaining though to add:

We own the time we are given, to do with as we will while our bodies persist in this 3D illusion we know as material reality until there are no seconds left to spend here and our atoms disperse.



"Now" is the eternal present.
AndersonBR
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We need to use our time wisely.
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I'm not too sure about the concept of time.
blue_elf
Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 8:27:12 AM

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I guess we can all identify with what St. Augustine said about time:

"What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know."
Alexander Lo
Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 12:25:57 PM

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It's always feel good, when we do something meaningful.
Trivium_Discipulus
Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 1:11:48 PM
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Daemon wrote:
This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


Indeed - and the first step is to do nothing but think what we ought to be doing.

Something that is apparently more terrifying than shocking ourselves!

http://www.iflscience.com/brain/people-would-rather-experience-electric-shock-be-alone-their-thoughts

One thing to consider - don't just do what the "authority" tells you to do without consciously running it through your well thought out value system first...

Milgram Experiment
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milgram_experiment

Here is one idea, though...

"If all the bank loans were paid, no one could have a bank deposit, and there would not be a dollar of coin or currency in circulation. This is a staggering thought. We are completely dependent on the commercial Banks. Someone has to borrow every dollar we have in circulation, cash or credit. If the Banks create ample synthetic money we are prosperous; if not, we starve. We are absolutely without a permanent money system. When one gets a complete grasp of the picture, the tragic absurdity of our hopeless position is almost incredible, but there it is. It is the most important subject intelligent persons can investigate and reflect upon. It is so important that our present civilization may collapse unless it becomes widely understood and the defects remedied very soon."
~ Robert Hemphill, Credit Manager of Federal Reserve Bank, Atlanta, Ga.
Source: In the foreword to a book by Irving Fisher, entitled 100% Money (1935)

BTW, my deep research confirms that Mr. Hemphill's conclusions are all correct - he just missed the timing of the BIG EVENT by about 70 or so years. Timing is difficult.






The best way to control the opposition is to finance it. Birds of prey have two wings; the left wing & right wing.
Trivium_Discipulus
Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 1:15:00 PM
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Alexander Lo wrote:
It's always feel good, when we do something meaningful.


Not always.

To use extreme examples, ask all the prophets and Jesus that exposed greed, lies, hypocrisy and cowardice amongst the general population.

While it is good, it sure doesn't feel good.

It feels like you are banging your head against a wall - and that's if you are lucky and the mob isn't out lynching you.

The best way to control the opposition is to finance it. Birds of prey have two wings; the left wing & right wing.
Naveen Kumar Bhumandla
Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 2:04:37 PM
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All times are not always good...like said if we feel all times to be good one...then we will good something instead of wasting that time with other assumptions.
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Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 2:36:44 PM
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Daemon wrote:
This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


It gets better in retrospect, the time and the knowledge of what to do with it:

"When I was 17... It was a very good year..."
Absurdicuss
Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 9:26:12 PM

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I am happy to report that several of my peers have now caught on to the money/debt/slavery paradigm.

Triv, thanks for continuing to sound the alarm.


"Now" is the eternal present.
Zippy
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Absurdicuss wrote:

Flam boyant wrote:
excaelis wrote:
Spending seems to imply that we, in some way, own it.


I don't think I own anything in this world except for my free will and thoughts. And even so, these are relative.


Just another entertaining though to add:

We own the time we are given, to do with as we will while our bodies persist in this 3D illusion we know as material reality until there are no seconds left to spend here and our atoms disperse.



I own a Mercedes and a $350,000 home.... Among other things.
Miriam...
Posted: Saturday, July 19, 2014 12:47:43 AM

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I like to think about time as sparkling moonlight and standing at the gate, that Justin Excellence wrote about.
AZE GRA
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PAST is past, and TOMORROW is yet to come... what we live this time is TODAY, do the best today with passion and determination... :) learn from the past, live TODAY and hope for TOMORROW...:)
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