What is your Philosophy of life . ?

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I know that looks like an odd post but heh ...

im studying this subject , its intresting a bit . I would love to hear some of your own thoughts about yer Philosophy of life ...
few words wont harm :D

Note : I wont Use your Philosophy in my quizes or assignment , this should be fun ..

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well my philosophy in life ...

"FLow with the river"...Just keep moving.......u have got time until the river unites with the Ocean......
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Life is like driving. If you set a destination and keep the road, sooner or later you reach it. But when you dont even know the destination ... where do you want to arrive?
Also, if you speeed, you might wreck your car or others' cars, get a ticket or even get busted ... but also it's the only way to get ahead of other cars. If you dont take the chance, then dont expect to be in front.
Now remains to wonder which is the final destination of this race .... well, that remains to be seen ... still i'm convinced that it wont be over, but merely a new beginning.
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Wake up each morning and decide a new philosophy of the day. One day you can vow to be kind to all living creatures, the next you can decide that nothing matters except for money, etc., etc. You may eventually end up in a mental ward, but a least it keeps things interesting.
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strict positivity
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The river sounds good , the car even better ...
hey ice ... i will steal yer sign = the mind makes all the differences = i like it :D

now for the new Philo everyday , that aint philosophy , that is a Mood swing ;)

roarmeow , what do u mean by strict Positivity ?
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balance! balance! balance!
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Somebody else said this (can't find an attribute anywhere), but I find it useful:
"All things in moderation, especially moderation."

a few more I like from W.C. Fields:
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it."

"Everybody has to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."
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"Shake it off" - I know thats pretty lame, but its true, shake off the bad things and replace them with good..

"Don't cry because its over, smile because it happened" - Because if you don't remember the good times, you will became consumed with saddness and it will over take your life (Just ask my kids father)

"Do unto others, how you would want others to do unto you" - Because if you treat people like crap, and people treat you like crap in return, what more can you expect. Treat people nicely, and they will treat you nicely, unless they are just totally screwed in the head, then they will treat you like crap no matter what you do!

"Just do it" - Because if you don't do it for yourself, unless you are the queen of England no one is going to do it for you.

"What goes around comes around" - Very true, if you do somethingbad or tread on someone to get somewhere, you can expect the same in return 2 fold. I believe in this more then anything.

These are just a few of mine, I have alot more LOL.
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roarmeow , what do u mean by strict Positivity ?


i mean that there's a real battle going on... some polarity around us... and we've got to choose, on a moment-to-moment level, to embrace positivity in all these moments...

recognize the amazing potential of following through with kindness, curiosity, compassion, risk, and optimistic assumptions, among other things... so that we create, with our minds, the reality in which we wish to live...

and strict positivity... because there's so much at stake... we can't afford to relax into a cushion of depression or let things go because of uncertainty or fear... we've got to be vigilant about livying up life...

but i think nazim hikmet says it much better in this poem (in turkish here
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strictly positive
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Balance is good ... but its hard to follow ?

ScienceOfSpock " try try and then quit ... ok u got a point but what if the 3rd try is successful ? & lol @ the beer .

Benat > Keep them coming ... im enjoying this ...


roarmeow :
i like the ending of the poem

for the world must be loved this much
if you're going to say ``I lived''

i hear what ya saying , and i agree with u
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There was a DJ on the radio that used to say "Live every day as if it was your last, because one day it will be" I always liked that .

Although I am not a religious person, I do try to follow the mantra "do onto others, as you would have done onto you".


The way I live my life is:

Think of yourself as the best at everything. (This is an internal feeling, I don't mean you should be running around pedantically telling everyone how something should be done).

By thinking you are the best at what ever you are doing causes two possible reactions to a situation.

1) When you do a good job at something, your ego doesn't get inflated, because you expect yourself to have done a good job.

2) When you don't do a good job at something it bothers you that much more, since how could someone who is the best at it make that mistake. Thereby making sure I don't make that mistake again.

It sounds wierd, and its hard for me to articulate properly, without sounding like I am a full of myself. But it makes sense in my mind.

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dangles,
doesn't sound so much that you're full of yourself as that you set your sights high and won't settle for anything less.
which is tight.

also, i love seeing all the golden rule stuff on here... so true... no matter if you call it the golden rule or karma or whatev's... we're all in the same boat.

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if you're too spun around by your research on personal philosophies to answer this, that's cool, but...

how about you? what's your personal philosophy?

science of spock,
good to see you around again...

and here's another great w.c. fields philosophy: "Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake."
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if you're too spun around by your research on personal philosophies to answer this, that's cool, but...

how about you? what's your personal philosophy?


:roll: got me there ...
Ok , i think happiness is the key element that drags me out of bed everyday to meet my activities ...
Smile , treat people good ,be fair , share your thoughts and listen to others ... i can go on forever but thats my definition ..

Now Happiness has many routes to it , i dont mean Sex lust or anything like that ( though we sure need em )
there are many definitions 2 happiness depends on who you ask "a psycho" , a Murderer ... Not my way for sure ...

i find it pretty hard to express what i know about my philosophy ... maybe others has the same problem , they do have a philosophy , but they might not be aware of it .

True that u cant stay happy all the time , those moments are important i beleive because thats how you get tested and get Experienced ...

Quote:
"an unExamined life , is not worth living "


i remember this question " what is the diffrence between Wisdom and knowledge ?

can u answer that ? :?:
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knowledge is the acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles, from study or investigation, wisdom is taking the information acquired through knowledge and passing judgement to discern a problem, or a situation where a decision is needed.
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Experience is everything

Try to experience as much that life has to offer as possible, because your memories are the only thing that you can hold on to.

'Live life to its full potential, because it's the only one you'll get'
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Wake up each morning and decide a new philosophy of the day. One day you can vow to be kind to all living creatures, the next you can decide that nothing matters except for money, etc., etc. You may eventually end up in a mental ward, but a least it keeps things interesting.


I like that one :P

ScienceOfSpock wrote:
Somebody else said this (can't find an attribute anywhere), but I find it useful:
"All things in moderation, especially moderation."


I definately like that one.

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There was a DJ on the radio that used to say "Live every day as if it was your last, because one day it will be" I always liked that .


Live like you were dying, there are many variations of this one and personally it annoys me. If I live like today was my last day, it probably will be. If I live like I will have a life to continue on with, then I might play in more safer and just make it. If I dont I wont know.

"Better a short fun life than a long boring one"
Again, many variations, this one is my variation, however the moderation one comes into this since, I would actually rather a satisfactory life for a satisfactory amount of time. In the middle. "All things in moderation, especially moderation." I really do like that one.

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i remember this question " what is the diffrence between Wisdom and knowledge ?

can u answer that ? :?:


Knowledge Is Knowing That A Tomato Is A Fruit, Wisdom Is Not Putting It In A Fruit Salad
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i remember this question " what is the diffrence between Wisdom and knowledge ?

"Unless men increase in wisdom as much as in knowledge, increase of knowledge will be increase of sorrow". Bertrand Russell
No amount of knowledge can give us wisdom. And look on the internet ... you can find now very fast lot's of informations (aka knowledge) ... but the question is: do you know how to use what you know?
About being happy, being sad (though i'd say feeling happy and feeling sad) ... these are only thoughts of the mind. If you can get over the thought of feeling sad ... you can always be happy. And usually sadness comes from what someone owns or think he owns (fortune, fame, ego, selfish love ....).
Also i agree with the saying: do onto others as you would have them do onto you. It's the law of nature: action and reaction, and i believe that everything happen for a reason.
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mr_darek > sounds like the answer . ;)

Merlyn > True experience is important , but how far can someone go ?

Randomality > i always thought a tomato is a veggi .

IceCold wrote:
Also i agree with the saying: do onto others as you would have them do onto you. It's the law of nature: action and reaction, and i believe that everything happen for a reason.


i like this one , and its true somehow ... treat people good so they treat ya good n return ...
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Merlyn > True experience is important , but how far can someone go ?

limit is only a concept of the mind.
there are no limits when you look at the sky
there are no limits when you look up so high
....... so the limit is the sky
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IceCold wrote:
....... so the limit is the sky


True ,
But Boundaries are essential ! :D
Dont ya think ?
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My philosophy of life has been rather consistant for over thirty years now. It's a combination of quotes I have gathered over time that describe my thoughts on life. They are as follows in no particular order:

1. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself.
2. Every man(person) has the inward tendancy to become exactly as he perceives himself to be.
3. If you don't get what you want in life, you'll have exactly what you deserve.
4. The only constant is change.
5. Knowledge is power
6. There is no spoon.
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My philosophy of life has been rather consistant for over thirty years now. It's a combination of quotes I have gathered over time that describe my thoughts on life. They are as follows in no particular order:

1. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself.
2. Every man(person) has the inward tendancy to become exactly as he perceives himself to be.
3. If you don't get what you want in life, you'll have exactly what you deserve.
4. The only constant is change.
5. Knowledge is power
6. There is no spoon.


I like the sound of that 1 ... can u explain the last quote ?
Quote:
6. There is no spoon.
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Its a quote from 'The Matrix' basically means, its only there becasue you think it is.
The world is only how you perceive it.
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Its a quote from 'The Matrix' basically means, its only there becasue you think it is.
The world is only how you perceive it.


Pretty much spot on the way I see it.
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ahh the matrix ...
i hear ya .
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I'm para-phrasing but here goes...

"You cannot be all that you can be, until everyone else is all that they can be"

I believe that was a MLK quote.
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I'm para-phrasing but here goes...

"You cannot be all that you can be, until everyone else is all that they can be"

I believe that was a MLK quote.


What I get from that is you cant make it to the top on your own.
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ulstermonkey wrote:
I'm para-phrasing but here goes...

"You cannot be all that you can be, until everyone else is all that they can be"

I believe that was a MLK quote.


this 1 is tricky ... confuses me hehehe ..
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i remember this question " what is the diffrence between Wisdom and knowledge ?

can u answer that ? :?:

Maybe,
I remember a story about an Indian Chief's son wanting to become a man. The son asked his father "how do I become a man"? The father said "practice". The boy asked "what do I practice on "? The father showed him a tree with a hole in it and said "practice on the tree". The boy went over to the tree and started to practice. Next thing you know the boy was rolling around on the ground saying that he didn't want to practice anymore. The father just laughed and went on with his day. Some time later the boy asked his father "how do I become a man"? "Practice"he stated. "I don't want to practice" said the boy. "Come on we will go to a different tree" the chief said. The boy agreed and the same thing happened again. As time went by the boy was starting to take interest in a girl.
He told his father that he was ready to become a man and he wanted to marry the girl. The father gave them his blessings and sent them on their way. On the wedding night after all of the celebrating, the boy was ready to see if the practice would pay off. He grabbed a stick and put it in her and started to move it around. She screamed "what are you doing "?! He said"checkin for BEES"
This may show wisdom through knowledge, not sure though. Haha
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Knowledge is something you can get from a book, wisdom isn't...
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Do somthing, lead, follow, or get out of the way.
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"Don't get mad, get even" ;)
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"Don't cry because its over, smile because it happened"
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Never wear a hat that's cooler than you are.

There is no such thing as too much beer. (especially Heineken Export)
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hahaha


What about the philosophy

"Any HOLES a GOAL"....?


I cant put laugh out loud.... but thats what I would be putting in right about..



NOW

hehe
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Angelique wrote:
hahaha


What about the philosophy

"Any HOLES a GOAL"....?


I cant put laugh out loud.... but thats what I would be putting in right about..



NOW

hehe


lol ...

intresting philosophies really ...
Any of you putting that into practice ?
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"Another lesson learned?"

I love philosophies, I could sit here all day and list about 1 million of them that have had an impact in my life at one stage or another.
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Sometimes in life we go through down falls. We want stay happy all the time.
Sometimes we have good days and bad days.

You have go through things life for a reason.
I believe everything happens for reason.
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Somebody once told me : " Never be complacent "
Although, i never liked it but i followed it. It works very well .. Once should learn how to be grateful but never be complacent
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Fergie wrote:
Sometimes in life we go through down falls. We want stay happy all the time.
Sometimes we have good days and bad days.

You have go through things life for a reason.
I believe everything happens for reason.


Reasons ...
hmmm ,maybe why not .
But sometimes ist not really clear why some event has just happened ...

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sana wrote:
Somebody once told me : " Never be complacent "
Although, i never liked it but i followed it. It works very well .. Once should learn how to be grateful but never be complacent


True somehow , but how far can ya go ...
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sometime i wonder ... is it bad to be good or is it good to be bad?
Some may take you for a foul if you're good with them and help them more time ... they'll try to abuse your kindness ... and in this kind of situations, i siwtch to ignore mode.
Did you have this kind of situations when someone only tried to benefit from you? If so, what you did?
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here's a song by Baz Lurman....


If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded. But trust me, in 20 years you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked.

You are not as fat as you imagine.

Don't worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing everyday that scares you, Sing.

Don't be reckless with other peoples hearts, don't put up with people
who are reckless with yours.

Floss.

Don't waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind, the race is long, and in the end, its only with yourself. Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you succeed in doing this, tell me how. Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.

Stretch.

Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life the most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don't.

Get plenty of calcium.

Be kind to your knees, you'll miss them when they're gone.

Maybe you'll marry, maybe you wont, maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't, maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. What ever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either your choices are half chance, so are everybody else.

Enjoy your body, use it every way you can don't be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, its the greatest instrument you will ever own…

Dance. Even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.

Read the directions, even if you don't follow them. Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly. Get to know your parents, you never know when they'll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography in lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.

Live in New York once, but leave before it makes you hard; live in California once, but leave before it makes you soft.

Travel.

Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old,
and when you do you'll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one might run out. Don't mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than its worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen.
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"Always leave them wanting more" seems to be a good one.
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"Every problem is an opportunity in disguise"
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classified wrote:
ulstermonkey wrote:
I'm para-phrasing but here goes...

"You cannot be all that you can be, until everyone else is all that they can be"

I believe that was a MLK quote.


this 1 is tricky ... confuses me hehehe ..


You could read it at least two ways:

1) You can't get to he top on your own

2) Until you have helped make everyone else all that THEY can be, you cannot be all that YOU can be.

When it was said, it implied the second meaning above. It's practically impossible but it does ring true.
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"Always leave them wanting more" seems to be a good one.

Unless you are a doctor giving insulin to a diabetic.
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meman wrote:
joebert wrote:
"Always leave them wanting more" seems to be a good one.

Unless you are a doctor giving insulin to a diabetic.


Don't want to give them too much, they might not be able to come back.
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A theory is considered scientifically correct if real life observations when viewed through that theory , validate the theory rather than leaving believers of theory confused and surprised. Same
is true with the philosophy.

I believe that most of what we get in life is a matter of chance . So I don't get surprised by even and odds in my and everybody else's life.

I do not deny free will, but how much free is ' free will' ? For an average person, if you compare things within his control to the things which are beyond control , you may find that things beyond control considerably outweigh things within control. You have little control on the society and family in which you are born. No doubt there are examples of 'rags to riches' and vice versa , but these are more of exceptions than rule.
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Just when I thought there wasn't room enough
for another thought in my head, I had this great idea--
call it a philosophy of life, if you will. Briefly,
it involved living the way philosophers live,
according to a set of principles. OK, but which ones?

That was the hardest part, I admit, but I had a
kind of dark foreknowledge of what it would be like.
Everything, from eating watermelon or going to the bathroom
or just standing on a subway platform, lost in thought
for a few minutes, or worrying about rain forests,
would be affected, or more precisely, inflected
by my new attitude. I wouldn't be preachy,
or worry about children and old people, except
in the general way prescribed by our clockwork universe.
Instead I'd sort of let things be what they are
while injecting them with the serum of the new moral climate
I thought I'd stumbled into, as a stranger
accidentally presses against a panel and a bookcase slides back,
revealing a winding staircase with greenish light
somewhere down below, and he automatically steps inside
and the bookcase slides shut, as is customary on such occasions.
At once a fragrance overwhelms him--not saffron, not lavender,
but something in between. He thinks of cushions, like the one
his uncle's Boston bull terrier used to lie on watching him
quizzically, pointed ear-tips folded over. And then the great rush
is on. Not a single idea emerges from it. It's enough
to disgust you with thought. But then you remember something
William James
wrote in some book of his you never read--it was fine, it had the
fineness,
the powder of life dusted over it, by chance, of course, yet
still looking
for evidence of fingerprints. Someone had handled it
even before he formulated it, though the thought was his and
his alone.
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I believe you can only control your attitude for the moment.

Each moment I have the choice on how I will let whatever is going on affect me. My goal is to try and be true to myself with every choice I make so there are no regrets. Being true to myself is defined by my convictions: moral, spiritual, etc.

When I start to get mad at an injustice or a traffic jam, I count my blessings. I find that every traffic jam is an opportunity for a great conversation or turn up my radio and do a little seat dancing. Yeah, that's right - I am the goofy person at the traffic light :-) but I am having fun and my bp is good.

That's a philosophy isn't it?
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Chances are you don't know enough about someone else to accurately judge them - so you shouldn't.

Chances are there is something that you can do to help in most cases - so you should.

It is possible to be considerate and helpful without being taken advantage of - but it isn't necessarily easy.
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Don't be an extremist.
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Everything is black or white.
It is only when you filter what white you let through that you get grey.

If agnostics/atheists are correct, I will die satisfied about this life.
If they are wrong, they will not.

Whoever says it is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all, didn't.
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I believe in true love and that the most important things in life are just moments in time... so we should joy our lives as strong and frequently as we can.
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uhm.. sorry for double post :?
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some my quotes

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Life Philosophy of John Wooden

Even a fool knows you can't reach the stars,
but that doesn't stop a wiseman from trying.
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A good question and great replies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Life is simple, it's just not easy.
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Do unto others as you would others do unto you

What goes around, comes around

What goes up, must come down

"The greatest of victories is the one over oneself" ~ Pali Tripitaka

"To believe in God is to realize that life has a meaning." ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
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My philosophy of life is to live my life to the fullest and make the best out of the present.
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Mine is "no pain, no gain"..:) If you work hard then at the end of the day you'll succeed in life.
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Every man(person) has the inward tendancy to become exactly as he perceives himself to be.
If you don't get what you want in life, you'll have exactly what you deserve.
The only constant is change.
Knowledge is power
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Hi all,

Mine is to consider any philosophy or life, proverb or mantra to be a just a bit too ambitious truth bottling!
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[b]everyone has its own philosophy of life, like stumped, thoughts, creating something new.
As my philosophy is do something new in every coming moment.
Think about the world and live your life accordingly the nature.
We will have try to understand the thoughts of everyone.
Try to do something new and beneficial to others.
Whatever, life has been leaving behind everything since you came in the world/or since you born, never forget your past, but by seeing your past be ready for the difficulties of the future.
Hope for the good but be ready for the bad.
After all keep enjoy your life because you have only one time life and do everything in you life.
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From my point of view the philosophy of life is be always happy and makes the others to live happy. Always work hard for getting your goal.

roarmeow ,I like this strict Positivity ?
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Good things don't come for free...LOL
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Life is similar to driving. On the off chance that you set a goal and keep the street, eventually you achieve it. Yet when you don't even know the end ... where would you like to arrive? Likewise, in the event that you speed, you may wreck your auto or others' autos, get a ticket or even get busted ... anyway likewise its the best way to stretch out beyond different autos. In the event that you don't take the risk, then don't hope to be in front. Presently stays to ponder which is the last end of the line of this race .... actually, that remaining parts to be seen ... still i'm persuaded that it wont be over, however simply a fresh start.
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Always work hard.
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i just think that life is fun.. life is like a cigeretee... if you wanna enjoy it ..enjoy it as much as you can otherwise it will be finish at one stage
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you say your philosophy of life is to always follow your heart. Be prepared to be asked for more details about how that philosophy helped you in the past and how it's relevant for the position to which you are applying.
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8 years later my philosophy of life hasn't changed, and there still is no spoon.

ATNO/TW wrote:
My philosophy of life has been rather consistant for over thirty years now. It's a combination of quotes I have gathered over time that describe my thoughts on life. They are as follows in no particular order:

1. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself.
2. Every man(person) has the inward tendancy to become exactly as he perceives himself to be.
3. If you don't get what you want in life, you'll have exactly what you deserve.
4. The only constant is change.
5. Knowledge is power
6. There is no spoon.
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My philosophy of life is to live a life with pleasure, but at the same time not to harm anyone. If a man can not do good, it is better that he did not do anything and it is important not to do bad things.
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Money makes the world go round so let's get more :D
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Dangles wrote:
Think of yourself as the best at everything. (This is an internal feeling, I don't mean you should be running around pedantically telling everyone how something should be done).

By thinking you are the best at what ever you are doing causes two possible reactions to a situation.

1) When you do a good job at something, your ego doesn't get inflated, because you expect yourself to have done a good job.

2) When you don't do a good job at something it bothers you that much more, since how could someone who is the best at it make that mistake. Thereby making sure I don't make that mistake again.


Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius - a very good philosophy to follow. You may enjoy his published journal: The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

Some philosophies I attempt to follow:
Use socratic questioning to teach and to learn. Statements bare little opportunity for thoughtful provocation. Questions; those will affect both how you teach, and how you learn.

Only actions can empower goals and convey intent. Words are meaningless; they can be honest or deceitful. Use actions, not words.

If you are to use words, use them as arrows to shoot towards your goal. (As seen in my signature since the inception of my account here on ozzu :))
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Nothing is for free.
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A good question and great replies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Life is simple, it's just not easy.
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"Why are we here and what happens after we die?" is a question pondered by man for hundreds of thousands of years. Moving into the 21st century, science is still no closer to an answer. What is the purpose of life, is there life after death, reincarnation or do we just cease to be? Most people seek religion for answers but for those unable to answer such an important question with a belief, can faithless philosophies give structure, purpose and an explanation to our life's we so desperately need?

WHAT WE DO KNOW

We do know that everyone exhibits their own personality from birth. That personality could be any part of genetics, our experience in the womb before birth, or if there is such a thing, our existence before conception.

From the moment of birth what we experience and learn defines who we become and how we behave. Even experiences that can't be recalled cognitively end up deep rooted in our subconscious and effect who we are. If there is an afterlife then the effects of what we experienced in life not only become part of us, but part of our soul. Could, to learn and experience things in life be why we are here? If so even bad experiences as tough as they are to go through could be looked at afterward as being positive in a way that helps us understand and develop.

Most religions teach us to have good values, and ethics. Wouldn't it be better if we did this not out of fear, or promise of rewards in an afterlife but because what we learned and experienced made us the kind of person that wants to.

THE UNIVERSAL PHILOSOPHY

My philosophy is simple and designed to give purpose and meaning to life with or without a spiritual outcome.

Imagine an empty circle. The outline of the circle represents you at conception and is made up of genetics, and if there is such a thing, our existence before conception and previous incarnations. The purpose in life is to learn and fill the circle with as many experiences as you can.

Should there be an afterlife the circle represents your soul. If you are doing a good job filling the circle you can take comfort that you are most likely living your life in a way that follows the teachings of any respectful God.

If after death we simply cease to exist, the circle represents your brain. In this unfavorable outcome you can still take comfort in knowing that you are living your "one life" in an ethical way and to it's full potential.

Either way, What a full and satisfying life you will have!

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