Our passion for learning is our tool for survival.
The glass is neither half full nor half empty but half of what it could be.
This hit me in the car on the way to school like an extreme case of fridge logic.
The only things we have to fear are death, a bad reputation, and losing touch with our friends and the people we care about. Everything else is a worry that can be overcome with the right approach and strength of will. When in doubt, one must ask, “who or what is going to stop me?” If your only answer is yourself, why have the doubt?
Nothing says progress like a full tummy, a big grin stuck on the face, and a clear mind, eager and ready to achieve.
A silver lining to every cloud; a cloud to every silver lining.
But, there is always silver.
(Sorry, Garak, but I believe that your 1-liter cup contains 500 mL of water. No more, no less. I’ve triple checked the measurements; there is no doubt in the certainty of the volume of water present in your cup.)
The world’s an oscillation, and I am but one sine among many tangents. Happiness is resonance; interference yields an unhappy change. The world is a ripple in a pond, and we are the water and the rocks. That is how I see the universe; we are self-conscious strings on an instrument of sentience. We play ourselves - all the time, every time - so why do we not strike a chord with a happy melody? Perhaps the strings need re-tuning; I don’t like to think that humanity is a terrible musician.
One can live life as simply or easily as one desires; rarely can one have both. A farmer lives simply but works hard in his field; a king lives easily in his castle but must worry about complicated politics and attempts on his life. However, the artist which lives fulfilling his passions - and can make a living doing so - has the fortune of having simplicity and relative ease in his life.
ponderings from my brain