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?

Danger: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Don’t judge a Statute by a fair sounding name given to it by the body that enacts it. This is because the name of a Statute may be no more than a statement of intent designed to get public approval. The choice of name may be a ploy to conceal a hidden agenda. Don’t be fooled. The name could be a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Rather judge the Statute by the results it produces. Results are all that count.

Dangerous cliffs

Stepping outside your area of expertise is as dangerous as stepping off a cliff.

The metaphor is from Dr. Thomas Sowell

Do words speak for themselves in argument?

No. Words do not speak for themselves. So, what do words do? Words support or refute an argument or theory.

Blog inspired by Thomas Sowell in “Dismantling America”