Slightly more convoluted than I wanted. But it gets the jobs done.
We keep putting off things to do. And yet we complain we are bored and that there is nothing to do. There is always something to do. Even if it is finding something to do.
What is the state of our civilization when marketing slogans trumps sage advise. Marketing passing off as wisdom (and its acceptance) is the greatest lie of our times.
The problem lies also with what is being market. Marketing can sell you bubble gum or a president. Can you tell the difference?
Public listed companies are split-personality companies in that they make money from selling products and services to customers and from the buying and selling of their own stock or at least taking advantage of its price. One one hand, it has to do right for the customers to continue buying. On the other it has to do things that the stock market likes, like meeting revenue expectations to keep the stock price going up. But if doing one good hurts the other, whom will they most likely choose? The more gullible.
There is the blissfully ignorant and the knowledgeable / know-it-all arrogant. But the combination of both is something truly special. People too arrogant to want to know more and arrogant enough to impose that no one else should too. A person too ignorant of what others know and ignorant enough to assume they know more than everyone else. I present to you the Idiot.
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If time is finite and can never be gotten back again, why do we waste so much of it being sad. No, not feeling sad. We all should feel sad. Feeling sad is what makes us human.
But being sad. Deciding to be in a sad state. Wallowing in our sorrow longer. Why do so when we could spend that time being happy. Or trying to make ourselves feel better.
So when you can choose sad, why not choose happy?
It bugs me that people equate stating the facts to blame. To squelch facts from coming out, the act is painted as blame. All those "Don't dwell on past mistakes" people will be condemned to repeat them. The "it doesn't matter anymore" crowd will one day find out it does.
Was "The unbridled pursuit of wealth is called greed. It is not the acquisition of wealth as often greed is worn by the wealthy but merely the pursuit of it." or earlier "The unbridled pursuit of wealth is called greed. It is not the acquisition of wealth despite that greed is worn by the wealthy but it is merely the pursuit of it."
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Why do people hoard wisdom as if it is spent once given away? The strange thing about knowledge and understanding is that it grows the more you use it. The more you use your brain the better it'll get. So why do people choose to ignore their best ideas? Laziness?
The concept of facts is under assault. In so much as as truth is relegated to a form of opinion (my truth vs your truth) so that it be on the same standing as perception. Reality was the first casualty when it was brought down and equated as perception. Reality is what it is. Perception is your conception and opinion of what that is. A summation of reality. Your perception alone does not change reality. Your actions based on your perception does. Thus the stock market.But the concept of fact is under attack. It is under attack when we excuse lying as a reforming fact. To say something that is it not is lying. Plain and simple.
This went through so many re-writes. at one time it was "Is is any wonder that those who look for faults all the time find bitterness and disappointment?" which was not bad but I think the one I finally chose was best. Or the more convoluted
"Bitterness is the treasure that one finds when looking for faults"
Was "CEOs must understand the thin line between sounding ambiguous and sounding blur" for all the efforts to squeeze in too many buzzwords in product launch speeches but after one too many political rhetoric trying to mask ideology as logic, they deserve it too.
Thank You - Danke (Photo credit: AlicePopkorn)
It sounds truthful. It's probably true. We forget it all the time. The trick to this quote is repeating the noun as verb. Both have to be spelled or sound similar. Try it. "Everybody likes being liked". "The hated hate more." "Confusion make everyone confused". Or take it up a notch. "Only the needy need to need"