Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
– Alexis de Tocqueville
Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free: Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.
“It’s hard to campaign against ‘The Candyman’ in a nation of self-indulgent children.”
Sensinger (found in John Farnam’s 20 Nov 2012 quip)
If a public man tries to get your vote by saying that he will do something wrong in your interest, you can be absolutely certain that if ever it becomes worth his while he will do something wrong against your interest.
– Theodore Roosevelt
When in doubt, just get really, really strong. It tends to cure most problems in training – and life.
Besse Cooper is among an elite group of eight super centenarians who have lived to the age of 116.
Her secret to longevity? “I mind my own business,” Cooper says. “And I don’t eat junk food.”
Full story. (h/t Maku mozo!)
From this article:
“I’m not saying you should outlaw guns, but I don’t see the point of hundred-round magazine clips and automatic weapons if you just want to target shoot,” said John Tyson, 66, of Winchester, Va.
I’ll respond with a quote from Mike Muir:
Just ’cause you don’t understand what’s going on don’t mean it don’t make no sense, and just ’cause you don’t like it don’t mean it ain’t no good.
Mr. Tyson continues:
“People say it’s their right to bear arms, but when the Constitution was written there was no such thing as an automatic weapon.”
People say it’s their right to free speech, but when the Constitution was written there was no such thing as the Internet.
“The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.”
The biggest barrier between me and peace is my instinct to analyze why I didn’t, don’t, or might not have it. Stillness silences that instinct.