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Old 12-18-2005, 09:31 PM   #1
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Words to try to live by:

A person's worth depends on what he contributes, not on what
he obtains: it depends on what he does with his life; on how much
he adds to the peace, happiness and beauty of the world.
Think of the people you know, which of them would be most
missed, most regretted? Is it not those who are the kindest,
the most generous the most tender-hearted, the most just?
When you assess yourself, your position, your character,
your achievements, do it in this light. Judge yourself, not from
the standpoint of the world, nor of your friends, nor even of
yourself, but try to see yourself in the light of eternity.

In sort live respected and die regretted.


What is your philosophy?

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Old 12-19-2005, 06:44 AM   #2
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Eat the dessert first - you may not live long enough to finish the lima beans.

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Old 12-19-2005, 06:55 AM   #3
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To not take myself too seriously. And, to realize everyone is entitled to an opinion that is as important to them as mine is to me.

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Old 12-19-2005, 07:25 AM   #4
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I am a retired paramedic. I used to work in a upscale tourist area on the California coast. I ran a lot of calls to large 'dream' homes where the owners had suffered a devastating medical problem. Just when these folks got it together financially and finally were free of a daily work schedule, now having free time to own a nice home, their health failed.

My philosophy now is; "Do it while you can". Don't put off buying an egg, traveling as much as you can, growing a garden, seeing your family, etc. Don't think you will do all this after you retire or '"later". Often later is too late. GET OUT THERE AND DO IT!
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Old 12-19-2005, 07:43 AM   #5
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I agree with Gary! My wife died, at the age of 56, of cancer, 4 1/2 years ago. We traveled a fair amount and did lots of fun things the 10 years we were together, but there were so darned many things we kept saying "one day" about. "One day" never came. Life is not only too short, it can be shorter than we imagine. My girlfriend tells people my hobby is "having fun". I guess it is, I guess it always will be. So I'd say my philosophy is "Live for now and let tomorrow take care of itself".
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Old 12-19-2005, 10:50 AM   #6
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Make sure there's TP on the roll before you sit down.
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Old 12-19-2005, 10:52 AM   #7
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Hmmm... let's see... Hope you all will forgive the lack of eloquence, I'm writing on the fly here...

1) Live life as you see fit and let others do the same. I can't stand it when some 'true-believer' nutbag decides to lecture me on how horrible I am for doing this-that-or the other thing in a way that doesn't happen to match their exact preference. (Feel free to impose a political spin on that if it suits you - there's plenty of examples on both sides). In action, it means I'm willing to fight for the rights of people to make decisions I think are mind-bogglingly stupid.

2) Don't wear anybody's uniform. I'm not talking military uniforms here. I'm talking about the uniforms people wear everyday. I'm not gonna allow myself to be pressured into wearing clothes or cutting my hair to fit the current styles and trends. If my preferences happen to be trendy right now, that's fine by me. If they're not, that's fine too. In action, I'll wear sneakers or preferably sandals with a suit.

3) Don't be thin-skinned and look for insults where they weren't intended. I'd give an example here - but I expect it'd start a flame war.

4) Hard not to put the Golden Rule in this list. Treat other folks as you would hope they would treat you. We can work to elevate each other or tear down the 'other'. Build somebody up and you help them and make a friend. Tear them down and you degrade yourself and make an enemy. PLUS: If the "IN" crowd starts running out of 'others' - how long before they decide to make YOU the 'other'?

5) Oh - and drive like everybody else on the road is either a moron or a homicidal maniac with your picture on his/her dashboard. You'll live longer.

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Old 12-20-2005, 10:57 AM   #8
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I was asked recently how I would define personal success. The best I could come up with was that success to me is finding what is important to me, and being able to do whatever that is. It certainly isn't making money or gaining influence, but it might be for someone else.

I suppose if I extended that to a philosophy of life it might be to find personal success, and achieve it in a way that that leaves no regrets.
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Old 12-22-2005, 08:51 AM   #9
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Old 12-22-2005, 04:03 PM   #10
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The Road Not Taken
Written by: Robert Frost
Published: 1920

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Retrieved from

I include my "retrieved from" source in hopes that others may go there and read the commentaries, too. This really communicates my philosophy...
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Old 12-22-2005, 04:23 PM   #11
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I'll tell you what my philosophy of life is, -- well my wife is outside right now, -- but I'll ask her as soon as she comes back and then tell you.
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Old 12-22-2005, 04:34 PM   #12
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To be 'gracefully slid'.

It's a song lyric:

"The slide from grace is really more like gliding
And I've found the trick is not to stop the sliding
But to find a graceful way of staying slid"


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Old 12-26-2005, 01:39 PM   #13
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Old 12-26-2005, 02:49 PM   #14
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I have a friend in Virginia that when you greated him with "nice day Tom" he'd reply, "they are all nice days, if you don't believe it try skipping one

my brother just nefore he died said to me, "don't sweat the small stuff, its all small stuff" .
I'd heard that many times before but, this time it stuck for some reason

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