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What's your best advice?

What's your best advice? There's a habit I have when speaking with people that have knowledge/wisdom. I'll ask them to give me the short version of their most cherished wisdom that they wish they had when younger. So what is yours?

I'll start you off with a few of mine.

#1)Chew your food. I seriously mean chew your food until it is completely dissolved in your mouth before swallowing. "Drink your solids and chew your liquids." Why? Because so many digestive processes depend on this first step in order for continued long term functioning of the digestive and elimination track. Animals are really big long food tubes. We have arms and legs so that we can get more food to put in our mouths. You'll have better digestion/health and spend less on food.

#2)Have a good attitude. Cause and effect is a primary truth in the world. A good attitude is contagious, allows for better relationships, and will help you keep your income sources flowing. This is the number one principal that the late great Earl Nightingale taught.

#3) There is a balance of power in all human relationships. Be aware of it and act accordingly. Humans interact with low, medium, or high values and assign a low, medium, or high value to others. You want to always have medium or high value. Being in an exchange with yourself on the low end rarely works out well for you.

Just try to tell an angry cop he sucks while having a mouth full of unchewed food. It's a bad scene. Better would be to slowly chew your food and arrange a time to meet the cop at a restaurant to discuss the merits of the 4th amendment.

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From Aristotle and Rand-

Answer the 3 questions -

Where am I?
What should I do?
How do I know?

(or stated differently)
1. Sense
2. Decide
3. Act

While -

Checking your premises, getting to 1st principles, putting things in context.

The serenity prayer

Michael Nystrom's picture

Best advice? RUN!

Sorry, just kidding, couldn't help it.

I like what quiltingsando said below: Always count your blessings and be grateful for what you have. I have made it such a habit to thank God every day that now it just comes naturally.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

I like what you have.

Mine is count your blessings when your down and share your blessings your up.

Mistakes are opportunities for improvement.

Enjoy life, your not getting out alive.

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.

Have your 'fields' in order first, then...

build your house.

A gentle answer turns away wrath. (This can come in handy, traffic stop or otherwise)

Help others, what goes around, comes around.

Always deal with an offense directly, if possible. If necessary, appeal to the rule of law.

Treat people as you would want to be treated.

Love conquers all in the end, don't waste time holding a grudge.

We have all offended and been offended at one time or the other. Do your best NOT to be the offender. Remember when you are offended, the other person may be as well. Look to make peace where ever possible, without compromising convictions.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Dont go to bed with itchy hiney

or you will wake up with a stinky finger

All In All Voltaire is Right

Forget all the Kings and Queens, Wars and other terrible things.

Tend to thy garden.

Read Candide if you want to know how to live.

The Oracle

In memory of Voltaire at Ferny.

Il est temp de cultiver nos

Il est temp de cultiver nos jardins.


What a relief to be without the Bloody English Language, if only for a moment's dreams of Normandy.

Est-ce que tu le parle?

Est-ce que tu le parle?

that was good advice in my youth.

I now have reason to believe we are in time of war.

did they address that distinction?

Pick Up A Copy of Candide

It is my favorite book, and that says a lot if you knew how many books I have read! Yes there is War, Admiralty claims, Inquisition, Politics, Love, Commerce. I think that Candide is the best preparation for our time.

To be caught with a copy would get you imprisoned or worse in 1700's France! Voltaire's works spelled The Beginning of The End for The French Aristocracy and it certainly contributed to the awakening in America that led to the Revolution here.

Voltaire's Candide - A must read in troubled times.

The Oracle