PHILOSOPHY OF HAPPINESS

 

 A THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL EXAMINATION BY MARTIN JANELLO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIII. PRINCIPLES

 

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LIVE KNOWING LIFE

PHILOSOPHICAL QUOTES & POEMS

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Celebrate variety. It would be a poor world if everything and everybody were the same. Differences cause us to learn, even about ourselves.

 

 

 

There is not one person who could not teach us something in some way, if only by negative example. A bonus in our search for cooperation.

 

 

 

It is not difficult to be a good person: Treat others as you would want to be treated in their position and apply your best efforts in helping life.

 

 

 

Coining or acknowledging agreeable sayings is easy. The hard part is placing them into a system of being that makes us want to heed them.

 

 

 

All is flow. Standing still or reversing uses much energy that is neutralized as we are eventually washed along. Steer wisely in the stream.

 

 

 

look at what you lost

learn from it

say goodbye

and move on

 

 

 

The best advice I ever received was to hold on unless I should let go.

 

 

 

people might not hear you

if you speak

but they certainly won’t hear you

if you stay silent

and then the blame is on you

 

 

 

Next time you argue your position, start by exploring and voicing your counterpart’s position. The resulting understanding and showing of care assist participants to resolve issues.

 

 

 

individuals helping individuals

individuals helping communities

communities helping individuals communities helping communities

don’t wait for impersonal government

 

 

 

There is no rule without exception, except that there can be no exception to this rule if it is to be true.

 

 

 

Conduct must be a cap stone carried by foundations of sensory, emotional, and rational considerations of the past, present, and future.

 

 

 

When you have more in common with people on social media than acquaintances or friends in your physical life, it is time for change.

 

 

 

believe in yourself

better yet

know yourself

 

 

 

running after people

who do not stop

and turn around

when you call them

is a waste of energy

 

 

 

do not wait do not hate

do not push do not rush

do not grieve do not believe

do not judge do not drudge

do not lie do not stand by

 

 

 

find others

reprogram

the machine

 

 

 

Observe, think, and check your emotions before, while, and after you act. This slows you down but saves enormous time, effort, and pain.

 

 

 

a drowning man

lessons in swimming

there is a time for everything

 

 

 

Only if we have harmony within us

can harmony with our human and nonhuman environment develop.

 

 

 

we degrade people from other places

branding them alien or foreign

as if they were not human like us

why don’t we call them

visitors or guests

and maybe one day friends

 

 

 

We should be humble. Much is to be learned or achieved, many limitations and weaknesses are to be overcome, and many of our deficits will remain.

 

 

 

do not yield

to interests profiting

from instilling fear

 

 

 

judging people implies

a reasonable requirement

and adequate knowledge

in all other cases

let’s give it a rest

 

 

 

mistaking what we want

for what is

and the reverse

both lead to tragedy

 

 

 

i mourn a culture

when shoes were cared for

to last a lifetime

 

 

 

Frenzying people into believing they can do anything is one of the oldest, most unrealistic, dangerous, and inevitably disheartening forms of manipulation.

 

 

 

living life wisely is not easy

but easier than

bearing it without wisdom

 

 

 

lack of respect

yields resentment

reinforcing ours

and so on

 

 

 

in our still

when we let go

of all trains to hop on

or to watch passing by

we learn to live with ourselves

 

 

 

on occasion

we must be nothing

and take time to breathe

before diving back

 

 

 

We do not need affirmation and become immune to false judgment when we understand and become harmonious within our self.

 

 

 

When life knocks the stuffing out of you like a plush toy, remember your shape is still there. All it takes is some new stuffing and sewing.

 

 

 

not all rocks

are meant to be

cast into walls

 

 

 

we may have weaknesses

but they will only be cured

by seeing and using our strengths

 

 

 

Find out and be circumspect.

 

 

 

we are filaments

in an incandescent universe

 

 

 

come to your senses

imagine those missing

and feel the universe

 

 

 

Youth has imprudent aspects but also carries an innocent conscience against perversions of age. Mutual learning and respect are necessary.

 

 

 

“Be who you are” may be falsely interpreted as advising complacency. To realize opportunities for improvement, we must question ourselves and everything else.

 

 

 

we need only what we need

too much can be as vile

as too little

 

 

 

hooks in our life

we won’t excise

pull tighter and keep us in check

 

 

 

different traits and talents

provide interest and balance

 

 

 

In stillness we meet our self.

 

 

 

humans

longing

not built

to just be

 

 

 

Sudden improvements in the human condition could be achieved if more people decided to be careful with the hearts of others - and their own.

 

 

 

“You can do anything if you put your mind to it” is obvious nonsense. But you won’t know what you can attain unless you put your mind to it.

 

 

 

The strength of a man includes self-restraint and knowing when to let go.

 

 

 

i will respect

i will not permit denial of respect

social ground rules

 

 

 

All we wish to receive from others we must be willing to give.

 

 

 

Negative attitude inescapably foreshadows negative results.

 

 

 

works in progress

don’t want to be finished

only assured we are on the right path

 

 

 

The world is a filled waiting room not expecting us.

 

 

 

The point of activities is to a point engaging in them.

 

 

 

Forgiving people what they think, feel, or do better include the future.

 

 

 

instead of saying

what i would not give

give and see what happens

 

 

 

Hunger for life cannot be stilled by possessions. Experiences and advancements of ulterior purposes are necessary. But why would we want to be satisfied in any event?

 

 

 

Enough babble of only the present counting. The past has brought us and our setting to where we are. By ignoring it, we fail shaping the future.

 

 

 

consider that all passes

let it come and go

toward a better future

 

 

 

Admonitions to smile may sound naive, but positive body language opens doors for rational and emotional communication and consideration in us and others.

 

 

 

Expressing what we want by exclusion is exceedingly more cumbersome and less motivating than stating it positively.

 

 

 

“Perception is reality” is the epitome of cynicism and absurdity. It is like saying “the truth is whatever someone deems it to be.” This would mean no one could be mistaken.

 

 

 

life is not fair

but isn’t humanity about

making it fairer

 

 

 

People who claim they would change nothing if they could relive their life lie or suffer a total absence of critical thinking and imagination.

 

 

 

Be like a tree on the coast. Grow with the wind, and you will persist. Unless the wind changes. Then your best hope is reincarnation.

 

 

 

Be like water in a stream. There, one cannot tell whether it flushes or is flushed. Humanity moves like that. Thus, no extra effort is required.

 

 

 

Be like a lotus. Tethered, to your neck in stale water, unseen creatures brushing up, you feeding on their muck. But at least you look great.

 

 

 

When we blame circumstances and others for holding us back, we may use them as scapegoats for our lack of courage to actualize our aspirations.

 

 

 

Positive attitude is a motivating and possibly necessary bias. But how can we attain or retain happiness without analyzing what is or could go wrong?

 

 

 

fearless but humble

ambitious but loving

realistic but hopeful

engaged but calm

 

 

 

“Live every day as if it were your last” is idiotic advice. Individuals and societies would utterly fall apart if they heeded it. Instead, we should see each day as an opportunity for constructive progress and, if necessary, new beginnings.

 

 

 

empty everything

sort consider arrange

keep only what you need

 

 

 

Sometimes we have to go out of our way to find it.

 

 

 

to understand things

we must become them

the same applies to us

 

 

 

Seven billion have enough power to help one another everywhere.

 

 

 

There is ample employment in improving our world.

 

 

 

Destruction is a reaction to frustration from lack of movement.

 

 

 

“Never give up” is a foolish suggestion. We must constantly reevaluate the effectiveness and efficiencies of our courses of action as well as the proprieties of objectives.

 

 

 

everything we try to prove

we must try to disprove as well

 

 

 

Views regarding principles of human conduct change with perceptions

of their utility. As a consequence, no rule may be respected forever unless its acceptance can be firmly settled.

 

 

 

one cannot live dreams

without truth setting in

the honesty of practice

 

 

 

forced results

rarely last

and threaten to cost

more than is gained

 

 

 

Human pursuits could dramatically benefit from focusing reactions to frustrations on their causes and by a strict dedication to resolving them most effectively and efficiently.

 

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