Your deepest convictions -- Twitter-style
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30-08-2011, 08:10 AM
 
Your deepest convictions -- Twitter-style
We have all learned some very important lessons during our lives -- lessons that we are deeply convinced about and are unlikely to change. Each can be summarized in a few words, yet it took us years to fully learn. Some of them are our own thoughts, some are those we have read or heard and adapted to our lives. The list below are mine, in Twitter-style headlines.
See if you can summarize your deepest convictions or most important thoughts in similarly short tweets. It could be a treat to those who do not like to read too many words.

- Greed is a terrible affliction. It is incurable and insatiable.

- There is no self-made man. Genes, language, culture, parents, society made us. Some gratitude would be justified.

- There is no level playing field. It always favors the smarter, richer, healthier, luckier, the more ruthless, cunning, dishonest among us.

- The qualities required to be a good leader are usually incompatible with the qualities required to become one.

- Solutions to mankind’s problems are easy and obvious. They remain unsolved because those who could solve them – don’t want to.

- We have conflicting loyalties: to Self, Family, Country, Species, Life. Our ultimate loyalty is to Life -- everything else depends on it!.

- Heisenberg made uncertainty a Principle. Many opted for religion instead.

- Leaders of all systems (Capitalism, Communism, etc.) in History claimed to serve the people. All Systems would work if the leaders meant it!

- Wisdom is knowing who you are and where you belong. Happiness is being there.

- Socrates made people face their hypocrisy. He had to die
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30-08-2011, 02:02 PM (This post was last modified: 30-08-2011 02:06 PM by angry_liberal.)
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- There is no idea so good that one should kill to spread it.

- For the human mind is a kingdom in itself, and wise rulers know where the borders of their own kingdoms lie. (The Lawgiver 1:3)
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30-08-2011, 04:18 PM
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Life is a picnic - relatives, ants, poison ivy, sure - ah, but the potato salad!

If you pray to anything, you're prey to anything.
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30-08-2011, 04:35 PM (This post was last modified: 03-09-2011 05:46 PM by GirlyMan.)
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"It's better to be lucky than smart, I know." - From a super smart Vietnamese research scientist I've worked with for the past 25 years who got out of Vietnam just in the nick of time back in the day.

As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
And I will show you something different from either
Your shadow at morning striding behind you
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.
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30-08-2011, 05:41 PM
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I say one liners all the time but generally it's a unique instance of me having a wonderful phrase =p

You can tell the difference between a need and a want by how many parts of your body are asking for it.

It is always easier to shoulder someone else's burden.

If you know you want something and never seek it out, then you will know you missed something.

A brave person is a coward who tries anyway.

The most important thing that you can ever know is that which you do not know.

If survivors were lucky people they'd never be in those situations.

View the world through a window not a door.

That which isn't shared is lost to all.

If you can't accept who I am, then ask if you can accept yourself.

Maybe I'll come back later I feel I'm missing some big ones.

I'm not a non believer, I believe in the possibility of anything. I just don't let the actuality of something be determined by a 3rd party.
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30-08-2011, 09:14 PM
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(30-08-2011 05:41 PM)Lilith Pride Wrote:  A brave person is a coward who tries anyway.

I like this one a lot.

As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
And I will show you something different from either
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Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.
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31-08-2011, 06:42 AM
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Thanks, that's one i have to tell a lot of people i meet.

I'm not a non believer, I believe in the possibility of anything. I just don't let the actuality of something be determined by a 3rd party.
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31-08-2011, 10:02 AM
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Treat people how you yourself would like to be treated.
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31-08-2011, 09:25 PM
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In the beginning, God.....no wait. Sorry. Never mind.
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01-09-2011, 06:19 AM
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No matter how you look at it, the glass is still missing liquid.
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