Woody Cape’s Visual Paean

Woody Cape is in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. What an inspiring picture! Thank you CM.

Thanks to CM for the wonderful picture

Get Ready to be Amazed – Really Amazed

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN – THANK YOU

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I guarantee that if you don’t know about the Golden Ratio, when you learn about it you will think about it and remember it for the rest of your life. You will want to tell others about it.

Please follow steps 1-5 in order. It is best to look at the video (step 6) last.

1. Look at this sequence of numbers: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987 

2. Get out your calculator,

3. Notice that each number is the sum of the two preceding it. i.e. 0+1=1, 1+1=2, 2+1=3, 3+2=5 and so on….

4. Notice that if you divide any number by its preceding number you get 1.6*

e,g, 21/13 = 1.62*

e.g. 8/ 5 = 1.60*

e.g. 987/610 = 1.62*

5, look at this shell. Note the spirals.

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6. . Now watch this excellent video. It will blow your mind. Watch to the end.

You may have to click on the video while it is loading. The link is: https://youtu.be/wntIMD9wbR0

Please do not miss watching the whole video.

Footnote

Calling all photographers. I know you will enjoy and use what the excellent video teaches.

John Bartels

What does this tell you? Just look at all the nebula!

To God be the Glory

Who controls us?

Please scroll to the end.

Royal Game

Just ask: What person or group are we afraid to criticise?

That is the answer. Think about it.

Thought attributed to Voltaire

The Danger of Comparison

Why is it so dangerous to compare ourselves with others? Scroll down to below the pictures for the answer.

“Comparison is the thief of joy”

Quote attributed to Theodore Roosevelt.

How brave are we?

Consider this quote attributed to Nietzche:

“The strength of a person’s spirit would then be measured by how much ‘truth’ he could tolerate, or more precisely, to what extent he needs to have it diluted, disguised, sweetened, muted, falsified.”

This forces us to ask ourselves two questions:

  • How much truth can we tolerate?
  • To what extent do we dilute, disguise, sweeten, mute and falsify truth?
Photo by Kristina Flour on Unsplash

Are you a prisoner?

Is there a person who you constantly and obsessively want to please? Take care. You may have become their prisoner.

Photo: Hasan Almasi

The Miracle of Reading

“Reading is that fruitful miracle of a communication in the midst of solitude” – Marcel Proust. Please scroll down

Photo: Kourosh Qaffari – Thank you

How to really measure your wealth

How do you measure your wealth? By how much money you have? By the size of your house? By the make and size of your car? By the size of your yacht? By the cost of your clothes? By the cost of the watch you wear?

Scroll down below the picture and find out how you can you can REALLY measure your wealth.

An answer:

You are as wealthy as what you can do without.

“Read, mark and inwardly digest!”

The Power of Commitment

Commitment

“The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”

Quotation attributed to WH Murray

A Country’s Greatest Need?

Some thoughts after reading a quotation from Edmund Burke

It may or not be be important which political party is in power. But what is important is that the leaders of the governing party are men and women of honour.

Any comments on the general principle?