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posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 12:00 PM
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budski you still have never answered what you have done for this great nation to put you on the same level as the royals




posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 12:00 PM
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Well at least the main bit is over, but we're still going to have this garbage rammed down our necks for god knows how long, with the papers printing up special editions and souvenir editions, then we'll probably have some documentaries and more fluff, before someone with a set of balls makes a documentary called The True Cost of the Royal Wedding.

Then perhaps people will sit up and take notice of this jingoistic nationalism, masquerading as patriotism - but I doubt it. Not while we have brain dead royal backside lickers in our midst.

Then again, I wouldn't want to make them cry by opening their eyes...



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 12:02 PM
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Same level as the royals???
They think their blood is better then yours.....how is that any different then you thinking you are better then someone else??
What level exactly are they supposedly on??



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 12:02 PM
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Originally posted by HunkaHunka
reply to post by LostMyPassword
 


Understood... I'd say that when it happens, you won't lose this sense of offense or revenge because it's a shiny way to be... no it's much darker than that.. you will find that that at some point you have to make a decision... "Do I hate them more than I love myself?"

At which point, it will just happen out of necessity... either that or you snap ;-)



I'll never get there in England. Need to get a Fijian Visa and dissapear. Then again you could say even then my happiness would be dependent upon living in some beautiful, foreign land



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 12:03 PM
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Originally posted by DrumsRfun
reply to post by JayUKInfidel
 


Same level as the royals???
They think their blood is better then yours.....how is that any different then you thinking you are better then someone else??
What level exactly are they supposedly on??


Is he still beating that drum?

He's done well though - got a couple of people putting him on ignore his first day here



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 12:04 PM
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Originally posted by LostMyPassword

Originally posted by HunkaHunka
reply to post by LostMyPassword
 


Understood... I'd say that when it happens, you won't lose this sense of offense or revenge because it's a shiny way to be... no it's much darker than that.. you will find that that at some point you have to make a decision... "Do I hate them more than I love myself?"

At which point, it will just happen out of necessity... either that or you snap ;-)



I'll never get there in England. Need to get a Fijian Visa and dissapear. Then again you could say even then my happiness would be dependent upon living in some beautiful, foreign land


I'm pretty sure hunkahunka is right - it comes from within, and if you don't have it inside you somewhere, even as just a starting point, then it won't matter where you are...

And with that said, I'm off to watch My Name is Earl
edit on 29/4/2011 by budski because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 12:04 PM
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It's a little thing called hierarchy and even if you don't buy into that look at how much they done for charity alone but yet budski thinks he is more noble don't make me laugh



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 12:05 PM
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Originally posted by budski
reply to post by JayUKInfidel
 


They may very well be in the services, but that indicates nothing other than the usual royal PR

Fact is that they pay a lot less in taxes than they should, because like all corporations, they use loopholes put in place for them to ensure they pay less than they should.

You talk about respecting them, and yet they have never done anything to earn respect, and in fact killed one of their own to stop her marrying a muslim.

You spout lots but it's completely without substance, then when someone has a different opinion, you cry about things being twisted.

Here's the news fella, facts can't be twsited, a fact is a fact by its definition.

And the FACT is that you have contributed nothing except conjecture.






You talk about respecting them, and yet they have never done anything to earn respect, and in fact killed one of their own to stop her marrying a muslim.


That would be conjecture....yes?



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 12:08 PM
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This post is a shame. If you watched the news, I mean listened to the news they clearly stated the wedding cost came from the bride and groom's family. The guards however were provided by the government. So no I don't think it was a waste. My 5 year old daughter was able to watch a wedding to be spoken about for decades to come.

Congratulations to the royal family! My English Grandma, Nana is watching in heaven and smiling.



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 12:08 PM
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Originally posted by LostMyPassword

Originally posted by HunkaHunka
reply to post by LostMyPassword
 


Understood... I'd say that when it happens, you won't lose this sense of offense or revenge because it's a shiny way to be... no it's much darker than that.. you will find that that at some point you have to make a decision... "Do I hate them more than I love myself?"

At which point, it will just happen out of necessity... either that or you snap ;-)



I'll never get there in England. Need to get a Fijian Visa and dissapear. Then again you could say even then my happiness would be dependent upon living in some beautiful, foreign land


it happened to me in a courthouse in Atlanta GA...

My second wife had gone and cheated, stole a bunch of money etc... during the divorce I wanted to really put the screws to her for everything she did to me... but during the trial I sat behind her and saw loads of notes in which she had what looked like evidence that would bring up stuff which was illegal but not immoral...

Right then I had to decide... do I really want to be justified in this situation or do I want to have this over and done with...

I chose the latter... I had held so much hate for that woman that when I let it go my entire world opened up and I was never happier...

In the end, it's something you do for yourself and no one else... that's when you know it's real.



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 12:08 PM
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Originally posted by budski

Originally posted by DrumsRfun
reply to post by JayUKInfidel
 


Same level as the royals???
They think their blood is better then yours.....how is that any different then you thinking you are better then someone else??
What level exactly are they supposedly on??


Is he still beating that drum?

He's done well though - got a couple of people putting him on ignore his first day here
oh no please don't ignore cause i need the acceptance of people i don't know and will never meet!... lol you realy make me laugh go report someone for breaching t&C your where obviously the snitch of the class



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 12:09 PM
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Originally posted by budski

Originally posted by LostMyPassword

Originally posted by HunkaHunka
reply to post by LostMyPassword
 


Understood... I'd say that when it happens, you won't lose this sense of offense or revenge because it's a shiny way to be... no it's much darker than that.. you will find that that at some point you have to make a decision... "Do I hate them more than I love myself?"

At which point, it will just happen out of necessity... either that or you snap ;-)



I'll never get there in England. Need to get a Fijian Visa and dissapear. Then again you could say even then my happiness would be dependent upon living in some beautiful, foreign land


I'm pretty sure hunkahunka is right - it comes from within, and if you don't have it inside you somewhere, even as just a starting point, then it won't matter where you are...

And with that said, I'm off to watch My Name is Earl
edit on 29/4/2011 by budski because: (no reason given)


Definately, though I'm not generally miserable, this thread I've painted myself in a bad light for sure. I still have an impulse and need to get back at those who I feel have wronged others, but I'm generally a happy guy, was trying to banter a little with my last comment



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 12:09 PM
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Originally posted by budski

Originally posted by LostMyPassword

Originally posted by HunkaHunka
reply to post by LostMyPassword
 


Understood... I'd say that when it happens, you won't lose this sense of offense or revenge because it's a shiny way to be... no it's much darker than that.. you will find that that at some point you have to make a decision... "Do I hate them more than I love myself?"

At which point, it will just happen out of necessity... either that or you snap ;-)



I'll never get there in England. Need to get a Fijian Visa and dissapear. Then again you could say even then my happiness would be dependent upon living in some beautiful, foreign land


I'm pretty sure hunkahunka is right - it comes from within, and if you don't have it inside you somewhere, even as just a starting point, then it won't matter where you are...

And with that said, I'm off to watch My Name is Earl
edit on 29/4/2011 by budski because: (no reason given)


Enjoy!



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 12:10 PM
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Originally posted by Argyll

Originally posted by budski
reply to post by JayUKInfidel
 


They may very well be in the services, but that indicates nothing other than the usual royal PR

Fact is that they pay a lot less in taxes than they should, because like all corporations, they use loopholes put in place for them to ensure they pay less than they should.

You talk about respecting them, and yet they have never done anything to earn respect, and in fact killed one of their own to stop her marrying a muslim.

You spout lots but it's completely without substance, then when someone has a different opinion, you cry about things being twisted.

Here's the news fella, facts can't be twsited, a fact is a fact by its definition.

And the FACT is that you have contributed nothing except conjecture.






You talk about respecting them, and yet they have never done anything to earn respect, and in fact killed one of their own to stop her marrying a muslim.


That would be conjecture....yes?


No, that would be a wind up



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 12:11 PM
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why do you think people have to do something to be on the same level as someone? we are all on the same level as each other no matter what we have done.a starving african child is on the same level as any royal member.it's as if you think life is all about competition to see who can be the best.....
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posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 12:12 PM
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Steady eddie.......you might just break into a smile today!



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 12:13 PM
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Originally posted by HunkaHunka
it happened to me in a courthouse in Atlanta GA...

My second wife had gone and cheated, stole a bunch of money etc... during the divorce I wanted to really put the screws to her for everything she did to me... but during the trial I sat behind her and saw loads of notes in which she had what looked like evidence that would bring up stuff which was illegal but not immoral...

Right then I had to decide... do I really want to be justified in this situation or do I want to have this over and done with...

I chose the latter... I had held so much hate for that woman that when I let it go my entire world opened up and I was never happier...

In the end, it's something you do for yourself and no one else... that's when you know it's real.


I'd drop a ton of quotes I have saved on a notepad file, not sure how off topic it would be though. Alot of it is similar to what you've been saying in the last few posts, and these concepts and ideas aren't new to me. It's just a file titled 'favquotes', so be warned, there's some length to it!

Some of these quotes(not many) may be off topic to our discussion, think there's a couple about capitalism and socialism, but most apply.

Like I say I like these ideals and ways of living, I just haven't quite got there. And I've drunk too much, so let my dislike of Monarchy consume me earlier in the thread... Here are the quotes, you may or may not be familiar with a few

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"My opinions may have changed but not the fact that I am right."

~ Ashleigh Brilliant

"When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world. As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change, so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country.
"But it, too, seemed immovable.
"As I grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, I settled for changing only my family, those closest to me, but alas, they would have none of it.
"And now, as I lie on my deathbed, I suddenly realize: If I had only changed myself first, then by example I would have changed my family.
"From their inspiration and encouragement, I would then have been able to better my country, and who knows, I may have even changed the world."

From the tombstone of an Anglican bishop in Westminster Abbey

"By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you'll be happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."
~ Socrates

There is a Vietnamese proverb, "Tri tuc, tien tuc, dai tuc, ha thoi tuc." That means, settling for "good enough" is enough. If we wait until all our needs and wants are met, we may wait forever. "Tri tuc" means "good enough." "Good enough" means being content with the minimum amount necessary. Your shirt and pair of shoes can last another year. It's all right for three or four people to share a desk for studying, there's no need for each to have her own desk. Settling for "good enough" in terms of simple living will bring us contentment, satisfaction, and happiness immediately.

As long as we think our lives are not good enough [materially], we will not have happiness. As soon as we realize our lives are good enough, happiness immediately appears. That is the practice of contentment.

In Vietnam there's a school of Buddhism called the Four Gratitudes. Just by practicing gratitude, we can find happiness. We must be grateful to our ancestors, our parents, our teachers, our friends, the Earth, the sky, the trees, the grass, the animals, the soil, the stones. Looking at the sunlight or at the forest, we feel gratitude. Looking at our breakfast, we feel grattitude. When we live in the spirit of gratitude, there will be much happiness in our life. The one who is grateful is the one who has much happiness while the one who is ungrateful will not be able to have happiness.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."
~ Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

According to a study, they found common words used by happy people are, joy, love and hopeful. And they also found common words used by other people to describe happy people. Annoying, irritating, obnoxious...
Jay Leno

People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within.
~ Ramona L. Anderson

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
~ Berthold Auerbach

"I have experienced many terrible things in life, some of which actually happened" ~Mark Twain

I found that in prison that I had more time to read the Bible, I had more time to contemplate life, and more time to look upon my fellow man. And I worked very hard during the period in there to help other people in the same situation. And I think that even in the most dastardly people, there is a goodness there, and you've got to find that goodness.
~ Alan Bond

"Ask not that events should happen as you will, but let your will be that events should happen as they do, and you shall have peace."
~ Epictetus

“To be nobody but yourself in a world that's doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting.”

"Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers."
~ Mignon McLaughlin

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts."
- Bertrand Russell

"I respect you too much to respect your ridiculous ideas." - Richard Dawkins

"Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind."

All freedom is our natural and eternal right, not the gift of some dark suit or uniform to decide if it's gonna give it to us or not. - David Icke

"I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it." - Mark Twain

"A friend is someone who knows all about you and and still likes you."
~ Elbert Hubbard

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”

“Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.”
~ Marianne Williamson

"Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you."
~ C. G. Jung

"Let everyone sweep in front of his own door and the whole world will be clean."
~ Goethe

"Having more money does not insure happiness. People with ten million dollars are no happier than people with nine million dollars."
~ Hobart Brown

"Welcome anything that comes to you, but do not long for anything else."
~ Andre Gide

"When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don't blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and arguments. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change."
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

"When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much he had learned in 7 years!"
~ Mark Twain

"Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for - in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it."

~ Ellen DeGeneres

"Everybody on earth knowing that beauty is beautiful makes ugliness. Everybody knowing that goodness is good makes wickedness For being and nonbeing arise together; hard and easy complete each other; long and short shape each other; high and low depend on each other; note and voice make the music together; before and after follow each other." - Lao Tzu

"We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves."
~ François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

"Remember that happiness is as contagious as gloom. It should be the first duty of those who are happy to let others know of their gladness."
Maurice Maeterlinck

"If you cannot mould yourself entirely as you would wish, how can you expect other people to be entirely to your liking?"
~ Thomas Kempis

It's very easy to fall into the trap of reacting to other people's behaviour. If someone is rude to us, or if an impatient driver cuts us off in the street, we become annoyed. Instead of feeling annoyed, try to feel compassion by putting yourself in their shoes. Imagine how bad you'd feel to be rude to another person, or how stressed you would feel to be in such a hurry. By taking the focus away from yourself, you realise that other people potentially have problems worse than your own, so be thankful for what you have.


As human beings we all want to be happy and free from misery.
We have learned that the key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as
anger and attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion, a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.
Dalai Lama


"If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years."
~ Bertrand Russell

“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

Life isn't like a book. Life isn't logical or sensible or orderly. Life is a mess most of the time. And theology must be lived in the midst of that mess.
-Charles Caleb Colton

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us.
-Thomas L. Holdcroft

You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life.
-Jiddu Krishnamurti

Life is the only art that we are required to practice without preparation, and without being allowed the preliminary trials, the failures and botches, that are essential for training.
-Lewis Mumford

You live in a deranged age, more deranged that usual, because in spite of great scientific and technological advances, man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing.
-Walker Percy

If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.
-Lin Yutang

Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seems to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know:

That people are here for the sake of other people. Above all, for those upon whose smile and well-being our own happiness depends. And also for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of others people, both living and dead. And how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received. And I am still receiving. - Einstein

You do not acquire happiness. Your nature is happiness. -
Alan Watts

The tragedy of human history is decreasing happiness in the midst of increasing comforts.
Swami Chinmayananda

We must distinguish between learning, accumulation of knowledge, and understanding or knowing, the immediate insight into our real nature. Appropriation of facts is necessary when studying a trade, an instrument, a language, and so on. But we cannot acquire what we fundamentally are. We can only recognise it. Recognition is an instantaneous happening.

Jean Klein

Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
Aristotle

We are here on earth to do good for others.
What the others are here for, I don't know.
W. H. Auden

There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance. - Confucius

When you see a good man, try to emulate his example, and when you see a bad man, search yourself for his faults. - Confucius

It is not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs. - Confucius

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared" - Siddattha Gotama/Buddha

The cells of our body are dying, the neurons in our brain are decaying, even the expressions on our face are always changing, depending on our mood. What we call our basic character is only a “mindstream,” nothing more. Today we feel good because things are going well; tomorrow we feel the opposite. Where did that good feeling go?

All the fragmented aspects of ourselves, which had been at war, settle and dissolve and become friends. In that settling we begin to understand ourselves more, and sometimes even have glimpses of the radiance of our fundamental nature.

Should you flush your Valium and Prozac down the toilet? No, not yet. Begin with small actions to help others - empty the garbage can without being asked, clean up your own mess in the kitchen, polish the shoes of others. Smile occasionally. Gradually build up the courage and determination to confront your self-cherishing mind and declare yourself a slave and friend of all living beings. Then you will extract more joy from cleaning up somebody else's mess in the kitchen than you will ever get from watching television. Not only will this lift your depression, it will place you on the path to bliss.
- Ven. Thubten Gyatso

The aim of psychoanalysis is to relieve people of their neurotic unhappiness so that they can be normally unhappy.
~ Sigmund Freud

The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that's wrong with the world.
- Paul Farmer

We ordinary individuals share the characteristic of having our attempts to gain happiness thwarted by our own destructive self-centeredness. It is unsuitable to keep holding onto the self-centered attitude while ignoring others.
If two friends find themselves floundering in a muddy swamp they should not ridicule each other, but combine their energies to get out. Both ourselves and others are in the same position of wanting happiness and not wanting suffering, but we are entangled in a web of ignorance that prevents us from achieving those goals. Far from regarding it as an "every man for himself" situation, we should meditate upon the equality of self and others and the need to be helpful to other beings.
- From Bodhicitta: Cultivating the Compassionate Mind of Enlightenment by Ven. Lobsang Gyatso

I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction. Yet true happiness comes from a sense of peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved through the cultivation of altruism, of love and compassion, and elimination of ignorance, selfishness, and greed.

I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment.

It is easy to point out the mistakes of others, while it is hard to admit one´s own mistakes. A man broadcasts the sins of others without thinking, but he hides his own sins as a gambler hides his extra dice.

The realization that we are all basically the same human beings who seek happiness and try to avoid suffering is very helpful in developing a sense of brotherhood and sisterhood; a warm feeling of love and compassion for others.

After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say 'I want to see the manager'
~ William S. Burroughs

A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Life is a mystery; the more you know it, the more beautiful it is. A moment comes when suddenly you start living it, you start flowing with it. An orgasmic relationship evolves between you and life, but you cannot figure out what it is. That's the beauty of it, that's its infinite depth."
~ Osho

To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.

What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places -- and there are so many -- where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction.

And if we do act, in however small a way, we don't have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.
- Howard Zinn

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

"Let us learn to accept ourselves--accept the truth that we are capable in some directions and limited in others, that genius is rare, that mediocrity is a portion of almost all of us, but that we can contribute from the storehouse of our skills to the enrichment of our common life."
~ Joshua Liebman

Ego is the problem. Sometimes ego is very spoiled, like a child who is constantly throwing tantrums. Sometimes ego doesn't accept where we are. Sometimes ego doesn't accept who we are. Sometimes ego doesn't accept the way things are without any real complaint. So what do we do? There is nothing that we can do. Sometimes ego doesn't accept the fact that the sky is blue but there is nothing that we can do. You see. Sometimes ego doesn't accept that we are living on a planet that is permeated with natural disasters, earthquakes, floods, and other catastrophes. All we can do is accept that and learn how to surrender to the flow of all events.

~ Anam Thubten


"Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some"
~ Charles Dickens

"Can you see the holiness in those things you take for granted--a paved road or a washing machine? If you concentrate on finding what is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul."
~ Rabbi Harold Kushner

We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true!
~ Robert Wilensky

We often think of peace as the absence of war; that if the powerful countries would reduce their arsenals, we could have peace. But if we look deeply into the weapons, we see our own minds - our prejudices, fears, and ignorance. Even if we transported all the bombs to the moon, the roots of war and the reasons for bombs would still be here, in our hearts and minds, and sooner or later we would make new bombs. Seek to become more aware of what causes anger and separation, and what overcomes them. Root out the violence in your life, and learn to live compassionately and mindfully - Thich Nhat Hanh

A Zen master once said to me, "Do the opposite of whatever I tell you."
So I didn't. - Anon

He who angers you conquers you.
~ Elizabeth Kenny

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.

~ Saint Francis de Sales

If everyone thought before they spoke, the silence would be deafening.
~ George Barzan

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.
~ Buddha

Getting rid of things and
clinging to emptiness
is an illness of the same kind;
It is just like throwing oneself into a fire
to avoid being drowned

-Master Yung Chia

My life is my message.
Mahatma Gandhi

"Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.”
~ Joseph Campbell

Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.
~ H. Jackson Browne

I believe that at every level of society the key to a happier world is the growth of compassion. We do not need to become religious, nor do we need to believe in an ideology. All that is necessary is for each of us to develop our good human qualities.

~ The 14th Dalai Lama

"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us 'universe', a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."

~ Albert Einstein

Nature does not hurry yet it accomplishes everything.
Laozi

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, then there will be true peace."

~ Sri Chin Moi Gosh

"We are not compelled to meditate by some outside agent, by other people, or by God. Rather, just as we are responsible for our own suffering, so are we solely responsible for our own cure. We have created the situation in which we find ourselves, and it is up to us to create the circumstances for our release."

~ Lama Yeshe

"Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad."

~ Norm Papernick

"An expert is a man who tells you a simple thing in a confused way in such a fashion as to make you think the confusion is your own fault."

~ William Castle

"Man was predestined to have free will."

~ Hal Lee Luyah


“The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.”
~ Marcel Pagnol

"Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again. And what do we teach out children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are? We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel. And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel? You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children."

~ Pablo Casals

"The only problem in your life is your mind's resistance to life as it unfolds."

~ Dan Millman

"There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people to clothe, sick people to comfort and make well. And while I don't expect you to save the world I do think it's not asking too much for you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary and remove from your life those who offer you depression, despair and disrespect."
~ Nikki Giovanni

"Love and concern for all are not things some of us are born with and others are not. Rather, they are results of what we do with our minds: We can choose to transform our minds so that they embody love, or we can allow them to develop habits and false concepts of separation."
~ Sharon Salzberg

A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.
Bertrand Russell

Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.
Bertrand Russell

I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.
Bertrand Russell

It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.
Bertrand Russell

It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.
Bertrand Russell

Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Bertrand Russell

None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.
Bertrand Russell

Obscenity is whatever happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate.
Bertrand Russell

Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.
Bertrand Russell

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
Bertrand Russell

The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented Hell.
Bertrand Russell

The megalomaniac differs from the narcissist by the fact that he wishes to be powerful rather than charming, and seeks to be feared rather than loved. To this type belong many lunatics and most of the great men of history.
Bertrand Russell

The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.
Bertrand Russell

The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.
Bertrand Russell

The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible.
Bertrand Russell

Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, Thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought is great and swift and free.
Bertrand Russell

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
Bertrand Russell

We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
Bertrand Russell

“The House of Lords is the British Outer Mongolia for retired politicians.” - Tony Benn

"I do not share the general view that market forces are the basis for political liberty. Every time I see a homeless person living in a cardboard box in London, I see that person as a victim of market forces. Everytime I see a pensioner who cannot manage, I know that he is a victim of market forces" - Tony Benn



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I wonder why, after bothering to do an Arts Degree in Geography Prince William has gone into the services flying a helicopter. As great and worthy a job as it is, its hardly full-time due to it always taking second place to his royal engagements. How much he will actually do it is probably open to conjecture.

It should be obvious why the Royals get into the armed forces. You maintain order by your army and if the public were to decided to demote their dubius claim to the throne, they would instantly turn our army against us.

If you look at most of them there is not much in the regular work side of things going on with the younger ones and some of the older ones, such as Prince Andrew seem remarkably talented in sailing close to the wind. He's missed two scandals a third he might not be so lucky.

I'd like a referendem on England becoming a Republic, Scotland or Wales can have them if they wish.



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 12:17 PM
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Steady eddie.......you might just break into a smile today!


I been smiling all day mate - just not about this crappy wedding


I've been smiling a LOT at the UK Infidel dude - you can really tell that school is out





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