Category: Anecdotes

The Golden Rule in Life

The Golden Rule in Life

The golden rule, according to many religions/cultures, is profoundly simple.   Christianity: “You shall love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” (Gospel of Matthew 22, 36-40).   Buddhism: “Whatever is disagreeable to yourself, do not do unto others” (The Buddha, Udana-Varga 5.18).   In a famous …

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Codex Gigas

Codex Gigas

Someone close to me, living abroad, mentioned she’d been listening to a podcast on the Codex Gigas. The Codex Gigas? I asked. The Devil’s Bible. No, I admitted, I hadn’t heard of it.   What the devil are… the Dearest Devil’s Ten Commandments? She laughed. No, it’s not that sort of transcript. How disappointing, I …

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WHY DID YOU MARRY YOUR SPOUSE?

WHY DID YOU MARRY YOUR SPOUSE?

The state the world is in right now is perfect for self-reflection.   In the UK domestic abuse has increased. People have murdered their spouses and committed suicide due to the fear caused by COVID-19 pandemic.   Time for Truth!   Returning to a value I admire in others and embrace above anything else, I …

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I believe I have the right to…

I believe I have the right to…

I believe I have the right to think and say the wrong things. I believe your remedy for that should be to argue with me or to ignore me. And that I should have the same remedy for the wrong things that I believe you think.   I believe that you have the absolute right …

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A Clear & Transparent Strategy May Help, Boris!

A Clear & Transparent Strategy May Help, Boris!

Boris Johnson used endless superfluous words, meaningless without a clear and transparent strategy when he addressed the nation last night and placed the entire country into lockdown.     biggest threat this country has faced for decades devastating impact of this invisible killer fight the disease moment of real danger vital to slow the spread …

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Warning: Coronavirus is murder

Warning: Coronavirus is murder

I feel like breaking out in song… Go, Leonard Cohen. “I’ve seen the future, baby it is murder” Resistance is futile when it comes to such ludicrousness! Seriously, People, calm the fuck down and use common sense when it comes to a new virus. Check the facts! “…the virus is not nearly as deadly as …

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Do You Know You’re in Love?

Do You Know You’re in Love?

The Angry Therapist on Psychology Today wrote an interesting article called This Is How You Know You’re in Love. I include a paragraph that made me sit up straighter and pay attention. Profound on many levels; however, so obviously simple at the same time.   There is a difference between feeling love for someone (caring …

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Never wrestle with a pig

Never wrestle with a pig

I think George Bernard Shaw has hit the nail on the head when it comes to other people’s bullshit…   I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.   There is absolutely no point, waste of time and energy, to engage in drama with …

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Have you tried to ‘fix’ another?

Have you tried to ‘fix’ another?

Something to ponder… How can anyone expect another to live a truthful life when they can’t be honest with themselves? Just because I choose to live authentically, openly and honestly, I can’t expect anyone else to do the same. Especially if it’s clear that they struggle to do so. Or choose not to. This would …

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