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Perceive Your Perceptions

You and I both read the same poem. You interpret it to mean one thing, I another. Perceptions or understandings of ideas, experiences, etc. vary from person to person. 175 more words


Democritus, fr. 103 (Stob. IV 34, 58)

“Good things rarely happen when you look for them, but bad things happen even when you don’t.”

διζημένοισι τἀγαθὰ μόλις παραγίνεται, τὰ δὲ κακὰ καὶ μὴ διζημένοισιν

George Bernard Shaw

There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart’s desire. The other is to get it.

I think George Bernard Shaw meant for us to understand two things.

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The Truth About the Glass-Half Full

We all know the standard “Glass Half Full/Half Empty” scenario.

On one side there’s a glass half full, which means if you see it that way, you are blossoming with optimism. 207 more words

Seeing the Positive

My true nature is not that of a positive person. In fact, anyone that knew me growing up will attest to that.  And yet, I’ve always wished that my first inclination was to think or utter something cheerful and positive. 621 more words


Glass Half Empty Day

Some days I just want the glass to be half empty.  Is that so wrong?

Take for example this past Wednesday. Hump day.  There was no particular reason for me to want to curl up on the couch and remain there for the whole day, but that’s really all I wanted to do.  1,138 more words

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