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Am I bovvered?

Or to more cultural readers “Ou Phrontis” (am I bothered/why worry in Ancient Greek). I learnt this little motto today at Cloud Hill cottage near Bovington. 161 more words

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George Bernard Shaw: In This State of Forced Rest

August 29

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. 

~ George Bernard Shaw

The body sometimes just shuts down and maybe this happens for a number of reasons: we need brief reminders of our mortality and fragility, as if the body tells us “not yet… But this is your reminder that I don’t run forever…” Perhaps it shuts down because we don’t always know when to rest but it does and it just can’t go another step.

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I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation. ~ George Bernard Shaw

The true joy in life

Most people equate joy with pleasure. George Bernard Shaw, however, said ‘the true joy in life, is being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one: being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap, and being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.’ And C. 74 more words


27 August 2015

George Bernard Shaw was noted for expressing his views in uncompromising language, whether on vegetarianism (branding his own pre-vegetarian self a “cannibal”), the development of the human race, or on political questions – in spite of his own generally liberal views he was not an uncritical supporter of democracy. 224 more words


When We Was Fab | some people want to be taken care of

“Under socialism you would not be allowed to be poor. You would be forcibly fed, clothed, lodged, taught, and employed whether you like it or not. 186 more words