|Some Personal Philosophies|
I want to be fit for me to know.
I want to be able as the days go by,
Always to look myself straight in the eye.
I don't want to stand with the setting sun,
And hate myself for the things I've done.
I can never hide myself from me,
I see what others may never see.
I know what others may never know,
I can never fool myself and so…
Whatever happens I want to be,
Self-respecting & conscience free!
An Anonymous poem from Dr. Laura Schlessinger's book entitled: How could you do that!
I have been informed that the author is Edgar Guest and that there are two middle stanzas which I chose not to include.
Formal courtesy between husband and wife
is even more important than it is between strangers.
Sex is both a gift and a privilege,
should not be demanded as a right or withheld for other favors.
Certainly the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you! If you don't bet, you can't win!
Courage is the complement of fear. A man who is fearless cannot be courageous. (He is also a fool).
Courtesy and Courage are quotes from:
The notebooks of Lazarus Long
by Robert A. Heinlein
Of course, a major catastrophe is much more difficult to overcome.
Jim Rohn, professional speaker, summarized it this way:
It is ironic that one of the few things in this life
over which we have total control is our attitudes,
and yet most of us live our entire life
behaving as though we have no control whatsoever.
How to make it easier to live with yourself
Corollary: Don't let the quest for perfection
prevent you from completing the task
Corollary 1: Don't say everything you think or know - see #4
Corollary 2: You don't have to answer all questions
Difficulty: Realizing that a mistake was made
and recognizing exactly what the mistake was.
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