My Grandpa Pat was a stubborn old man. He looked like Sgt. Carter from the Gomer Pyle TV show, complete with a crew cut and gruff demeanor. He never worked but somehow garnered a generous government pension due to military service and POW status during WWII. He filled his days whistling to classical tunes on his vintage multi-band radio, watching Westerns on TV, and smoking cigarettes from morning ’til night. He’s most noted in family lore for “taking a fall” unexpectedly during the day. Walking from one room to another, maybe coming to dinner, or on his way to the bathroom, you’d suddenly hear a crash. “Grandpa Fell!” the kids would all responsively shout. You rarely if ever witnessed the actual fall, he miraculously never got hurt, but he made sure that everyone knew it happened. He put on quite a show. “Evelyn, bring me my cigarettes” is the next thing you’d hear. My … Read More »
“The problem with friends and family is that they know us as we are. They are invested in maintaining us as we are. The last thing we want is to remain as we are. If you’re reading this quote, it’s because you sense inside you a second self, an unlived you. With some exceptions (God bless them), Friends and family are the enemy of this unmanifested you, this unborn self, this future being. Prepare yourself to make new friends. They will appear, trust me.” from “Do The Work!” By Steven Pressfield
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“Success is very largely a matter of adjusting one’s self to the ever-varying and changing environments of life, in a spirit of harmony and poise.” – Napoleon Hill
There is nothing you can do for yourself that will increase the value of your life more than changing your perspective. – Albert
“If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to.” Lao Tzu