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Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind. Options
Daemon
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Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.

Henry James (1843-1916)
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2009 1:51:51 AM
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...and that should resolve all the social problems?
Well, it is more difficult to overcome one's ego/inner demon than just words.
Regardless, a good motto...
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2009 3:46:59 AM
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Fool me once, shame on you....
Fool me twice, shame on you....
Fool me thrice,...payback time.Whistle
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seansarto wrote:
Fool me once, shame on you....
Fool me twice, shame on you....
Fool me thrice,...payback time.Whistle

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Was your quote based on Chinese adage that you might have believed in?
seansarto
Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2009 6:53:36 AM
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Was your quote based on Chinese adage that you might have believed in?

Your question brings to mind the poem, "Plain Language from Truthful James" by Bret Harte

....but in regards to my relations to the intentions of the use of language, I'd say it' s more courtesy then quotation. Speak to the hand
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2009 7:25:52 AM
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well one is to be kind, but too much kind can change to too much compliance, which can lead to ppl steping on one if he is not at least assertive or even a little agressive.
Christine
Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2009 7:36:48 AM
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What about love, health and a job?

I try to be kind, and I appreciate it when a person is kind to me.
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there's a big difference between being kind and being foolish..
foolishness for me is when you do something that you already know to be wrong yet you still do it anyway. d'oh!
Kindness, is the reaction you showed towards these foolish people.

Try to be kind somehow and whether you'll find out or not the outcome of that, somebody will for surely be positively affected by that..

I just like the movie "pay it forward"...atleast its intention..Applause
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2009 9:23:32 AM
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Being kind is not something that can describe me nowadays...
Actually I wish to be dervish who walked all the way, and ended up with being pureeee, kind, kind, kind (the first, the second, the third)
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Imagine....
if everyone in this world only think of kindness....
what a wonderful world it would be...like heaven.
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rain_girl wrote:
well one is to be kind, but too much kind can change to too much compliance, which can lead to ppl stepping on one if he is not at least assertive or even a little agressive.


Anxious Applause that sounds very true to me... if you are kind again and again, people can take undue advantage of you and take you for granted whether in work place, family responsibility and many more. This point of mine is not driving towards rude behavior, but atleast one needs to show some affirmativeness and aggressiveness. If any country decides to attack your country and if you are kind enough trying to resolve problems, you may not even realise until the damage has been actually done...
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If I have to, I will break your arm and throw you to the ground. I will offer you my hand to help you up and set your broken arm.
You will have thrown the first punch, and that was your mistake.
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Christine wrote:
What about love, health and a job?

I try to be kind, and I appreciate it when a person is kind to me.

Quote:
I have been munificent, obliging, sensitive, sedulous, decorous, and affectionate all the time, Christine.
What do you reckon of my dispositions.
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those 3 things make it seems positive. In actuality,people look hard at kindness. They look at it as not having acceptance. If one has to stoop to another for a less exchange of being "equal" than the kindness seems like you are forced to their dismissal. I would think all people should be kind to one another, as long as the others show "their own kindness".
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What a fantastically banal quote. How does such non nonsensical cant survive all these years? It means nothing in any real sense. Be lovely, be lovely, be lovely. Be nice, be super, be blah...

Christine wrote:
What about love, health and a job?

I try to be kind, and I appreciate it when a person is kind to me.


You weren't very kind to me, and ignored, rather than displayed appreciation, when I humoured your interfering.
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susanstar1234 wrote:
those 3 things make it seems positive. In actuality,people look hard at kindness. They look at it as not having acceptance. If one has to stoop to another for a less exchange of being "equal" than the kindness seems like you are forced to their dismissal. I would think all people should be kind to one another, as long as the others show "their own kindness".


Is English not your first language?
Christine
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will wrote:
What a fantastically banal quote. How does such non nonsensical cant survive all these years? It means nothing in any real sense. Be lovely, be lovely, be lovely. Be nice, be super, be blah...

Christine wrote:
What about love, health and a job?

I try to be kind, and I appreciate it when a person is kind to me.


You weren't very kind to me, and ignored, rather than displayed appreciation, when I humoured your interfering.


Eh? I don't remember this. When?
Drew
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What about those who are "cruel to be kind"?
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The kind to be cruel.

In search of:

Was Henry James thinking of Aesops tale of the lion, fox and donkey?

After splitting the spoils of their hunt together, lion kills donkey, then says to fox, "The first part is for me, because I am king of the jungle. The second part is for me, becasue I am your partner. You better leave me the third part, if you don't want to happen to you, the same thing that happened to donkey."Anxious
TB
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Daemon wrote:
Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.


I always though the three important things in human life were duct tape, WD-40 and Windex.
TB
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Daemon wrote:
Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.


I always though the three most important things in human life were duct tape, WD-40 and Windex.
TB
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My delete option has disappeared.
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I just noticed the following at the bottom of the page; can anyone explain the two highlighted comments below?

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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:13:26 PM
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I don't believe that one can be truly noble in one's life without kindness.
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This seems to be a technical issue with the forum. Just for future reference, any time you post something under a "Quote of the Day", your editing/deleting privileges are null. I don't know why. Maybe something to ask a forum Administrator about.
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TB wrote:
I always though the three important things in human life were duct tape, WD-40 and Windex.

I thought it was duct tape, WD-40, & Tylenol ...

:D
seansarto
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2009 6:57:58 PM
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What about pants?
TB
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seansarto wrote:
What about pants?


Now that you mention it, Porky Pig managed without pants just fine. (He always made me uncomfortable. Anxious




seansarto
Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2009 12:04:59 AM
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"Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society."- Mark Twain

Unless one considers...
Liar
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Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2009 5:36:02 AM
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This is one of Japanese golden maxims, "in the different ponds, you can not work nothing out with off-the-cuff challenge to something, even to be kind."
seansarto
Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2009 7:25:49 AM
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Wannabe....

Any nation built on an island needs ta justify bein' a little more viscous towards those mainly in continental demeanors, who would extort their vulnerabilities.






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3 things... 1. don't repeat a quote
2. "
3. "

Whistle
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I think Mr. James is referring to the fact that it is easy for people to be cruel to one another, with knives drawn, distrustful. Kindness is a rare thing and is rarely practiced to the full extent that a person could be kind to someone else. Examples could be taking a homeless person up from the sidewalk and bringing them to a soup kitchen, finding someone at a party who is completely alone and making the effort to really get to know them, finding someone who helped you in your childhood and thanking them properly, etc.

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I respect Sir Henry James, but when he talks about things important in human life... there are many more important things along with being kind whether that be in social encounter as a part, or living life successfully as a whole...
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I think it's good to place kindness at our core.
But we really need to acquire a weapon to survive.
So i would rather change it to:
1. Kind
2. Strong
3. I guess can be Kind again if you really like to be so kind...

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