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Daemon
Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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What is most truly valuable is often underrated.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC)
moniquester
Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 1:08:05 AM

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We do take the most valuable things in life for granted. Take clean running water for instance. We don't think of it--we turn on the tap, wash our hands, or take a glass of water..., and we don't even feel gratitude for this amazing technological gift! Or the intricacies inherent in turning on the light--the inventions which had to occur to make all this possible--from hydroelectric power, to wiring in our homes, to switches, to light bulbs, sockets and fixtures!!! And we take it for granted. Yet, when we suffer a water main break or a power outage, we complain bitterly! And go right back to taking it all for granted once they are repaired. Strange crew we humans are!
excaelis
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Yes I am...
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Daemon wrote:
What is most truly valuable is often underrated.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC)


That's a perfect disguise which equals chances of rich and not-so-rich.
walirlan
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True words of wisdom!
daHoodrat
Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 7:08:05 AM

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Good health and waking up to see another day. Family, a job, a roof to sleep under and a bed to lie in. Food to eat and free will are many of the things that we all take for granted at some point in our lives. Appreciation and gratitude are ado.
jcbarros
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That´s what I say... ;) :P
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Read the complete fable:

The Stag at the Pool



A STAG overpowered by heat came to a spring to drink. Seeing his
own shadow reflected in the water, he greatly admired the size
and variety of his horns, but felt angry with himself for having
such slender and weak feet. While he was thus contemplating
himself, a Lion appeared at the pool and crouched to spring upon
him. The Stag immediately took to flight, and exerting his
utmost speed, as long as the plain was smooth and open kept
himself easily at a safe distance from the Lion. But entering a
wood he became entangled by his horns, and the Lion quickly came
up to him and caught him. When too late, he thus reproached
himself: "Woe is me! How I have deceived myself! These feet which
would have saved me I despised, and I gloried in these antlers
which have proved my destruction."


What is most truly valuable is often underrated.
Pieter_Hove
Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 11:12:37 AM

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The four nature elements are water, earth, air and fire. It set me to think about sun rays. It will be summer here in Europe, soon. But what is the sun made of? Yes: fire. Anyway, my preferred nature element is water.

Like moniquester says hereunder: water is very present in our lives and our home, and we need it at least every 24 hours in order to stay alive.


moniquester wrote:
We do take the most valuable things in life for granted. Take clean running water for instance. We don't think of it--we turn on the tap, wash our hands, or take a glass of water..., and we don't even feel gratitude for this amazing technological gift! Or the intricacies inherent in turning on the light--the inventions which had to occur to make all this possible--from hydroelectric power, to wiring in our homes, to switches, to light bulbs, sockets and fixtures!!! And we take it for granted. Yet, when we suffer a water main break or a power outage, we complain bitterly! And go right back to taking it all for granted once they are repaired. Strange crew we humans are!
John J. Gerhardt
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walirlan wrote:
True words of wisdom!


Amen to your remark.Dancing
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Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 1:37:13 PM

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Daemon wrote:
What is most truly valuable is often underrated.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC)

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I'm sure that we have listened to comments like this one many, many times.
You might be thinking how worn out these words are now.
However, I do think that what has been truly underrated all this time is the meaning of these words.

Think about it, society has been designed to control us in every aspect of our living.
Though we know we shouldn't we have judged others by their looks, we, at times, do it;
at least once, we have paid good money for a meagre dinner in a fancy restaurant only for its "prestige";
we still seem to struggle with the idea that success doesn't come with money,
luxury cars, houses, expensive clothes or dinners, resorts in faraway beaches, etc.

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Money
Philip Larkin

Quarterly, is it, money reproaches me:
‘Why do you let me lie here wastefully?
I am all you never had of goods and sex.
You could get them still by writing a few cheques.’

So I look at others, what they do with theirs:
They certainly don’t keep it upstairs.
By now they’ve a second house and car and wife:
Clearly money has something to do with life

- In fact, they’ve a lot in common, if you enquire:
You can’t put off being young until you retire,
And however you bank your screw, the money you save
Won’t in the end buy you more than a shave.

I listen to money singing. It’s like looking down
From long French windows at a provincial town,
The slums, the canal, the churches ornate and mad
In the evening sun. It is intensely sad.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxmTr8uKRsE
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And finally,
I leave you with a movie scene
that pretty much supports what I've just said:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_zsMwCOoEs

"Medicine, law, business, engineering…
these are noble pursuits, necessary to sustain life,
but poetry, beauty, romance, love…
these are what we stay alive for."
Absurdicuss
Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 6:40:20 PM
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Daemon wrote:
What is most truly valuable is often underrated.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC)




Like the garbage collectors and sewage handlers.

Archer5007
Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 8:19:57 PM

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What is most truly valuable is often underrated.

It seemed that the more times I read this quote and thought about what he was saying, the more I felt like I understood what Aesop was trying to relay. So often in life, we put value on material objects when the real value should be placed on life, family and friends and these things in our life. Not how much money we earn or how new our car is.
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