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change one letter game
Monday, July 1, 2013 5:16:38 PM
Let There Be More Homophones!
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 5:04:42 PM
"Face your fears first".
Put the glass down
Saturday, February 18, 2012 4:04:46 AM
Dear Forum Friends,
You may already have read it. But if not, then read it and enjoy;
The Professor began his class by holding up a glass with some water in it.
He held it up for all to see & asked the students "How much do you think this glass weighs?"
'50gms!'.....'100gms!'.....'125gms'....the students answered.
"I really don't know unless I weigh it," said the professor, "but, my question is:
What would happen if I held it up like this for a few minutes?"
'Nothing'...the students said.
'Ok what would happen if I held it up like this for an hour?' the professor asked.
'Your arm would begin to ache' said one student.
"You're right, now what would happen if I held it for a day?"
"Your arm could go numb; you might have severe muscle stress & paralysis & have to go to hospital for sure!"
... Ventured another student & all the students laughed "Very good.
But during all this, did the weight of the glass change?" Asked the professor.
'No'.. Was the answer.
"Then what caused the arm ache & the muscle stress?"
The students were puzzled.
"What should I do now to come out of pain?" asked professor again.
"Put the glass down!" said one of the students "Exactly!" said the professor.
Life's problems are something like this. Hold it for a few minutes in your head & they seem OK. Think of them for a long time & they begin to ache.
Hold it even longer & they begin to paralyze you. You will not be able to do anything. It's important to think of the challenges or problems in your life, But EVEN MORE IMPORTANT is to 'PUT THEM DOWN' at the end of every day before you go to sleep...That way, you are not stressed, you wake up every day fresh &strong & can handle any issue, any challenge that comes your way!
So, when you start your day today, Remember friends to '
PUT THE GLASS DOWN
Look upon good books; they are true friends, that will neither flatter nor dissemble: be you but true to yourself...and you...
Sunday, November 6, 2011 4:07:53 PM
Well said. -
Sunday, November 6, 2011 4:04:49 PM
Is it fair to say that ascendancy is an other form of tyranny?
Stupidity Personified; Pox Parties & Diseases by Mail
Sunday, November 6, 2011 3:49:19 PM
OMG - It seems as humanity is taking a U-turn.
Monday, October 31, 2011 5:40:23 PM
Let's put the quote in its original context, shall we?
Rendered into the plainest, most unliterary English, it would be:
Nothing is more visible than things hidden;
Nothing is more manifest than things minute;
Therefore, the superior man should be aware of his aloneness.
The part in red is the quote cited by the OP; and this passage is glossed by Zhu Xi [朱熹] (1130-1200) in the following manner:
Basically, this chapter of the
Doctrine of the Mean
is about the proper way of life (according to Confucius), and what sets the "superior man" (or high-minded man) apart from the "mean man" (or the low-minded man).
What goes on in places where no one can see us (where we are truly alone) is more manifest than we assume; the high-minded man should be cautious about the workings of his own heart.
So he is actually talking about nipping insalubrious desires in the bud (as opposed to letting them fester into action).
Thank you very much for this explanation. Appreciated.
Sunday, October 30, 2011 5:29:15 PM
Confucius, once said;
"There is nothing more real than what cannot be seen and there is nothing more certain than what cannot be heard."
I don't understand what is the difference between "real" and "more real"?
The difference between "certain" and "more certain"? Is he referring to divinity?
What is your take on that?.............
Libyan PM says Gaddafi died from bullet to head
Friday, October 21, 2011 1:46:52 PM
"What goes around, comes around."
"The end of all the tyrants is nothing but agony."
Sunday, October 2, 2011 5:20:44 PM
TFD defines "World War" as - a war in which the major nations of the world are involved.
Right now, NATO or ISAF forces consist of 27 countries in Afghanistan and 28th is Afghanistan itself, 29th is Pakistan and 30th is Yeman.
Is it fair to title that war against terrorism as "World War", keeping in mind the above definition? or should we have any other definition of "World War"?
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