Friday, February 27, 2009

What is a Real Man? ***

Just sitting here browsing online tonight, I saw a headline "Real Men Go to T - - -" , along with a picture of a 'combat ready' appearing individual. I didn't read but two lines, clicking out of it for it was about one who willingly would go and fight, willing to harm another human being. I don't think this is a Real Man! In my lifetime I've heard some guys described (usually by another 'real man' type) as "He's a Real Man" and that so-called real man usually has one or more unsavory traits: ie. a macho/Ego, gungho to go, a thick veneer of obnoxiousness, domineering, overly powerful and overpowering, usually overbearing, loud mouth, nasty language, tends to be aggressive, unkind to others except his "good buds", unkind to animals, women, children, can hold his "Brew"and his own! Most of the time or within time, I find those real men are really cowards.

Just because a human has much testosterone is no reason he must be uncivilized, which I consider anyone who is willing to fight or acts aggressively. My definition of a Real Man is definitely not one who willingly would go into combat. To be a real man, I must see good qualities such as kindness and consideration for all others. He is mannerly in all his encounters, quiet, intelligent, gives a willing hand to others without question, respects all life, shows kindness to all-humans and animals alike. He is willing to stand up for what is right without a show of aggressiveness, shows appreciation for help from others, never deceitful, is not cowardly, has no need to prove anything.

We have lived in a society far too long that consists of many so-called "real men", even some so-called "real women" with the same traits of the "real men" and where are we today? A very aggressive society exists in great part. We trample, kill, put down, show inconsideration for any who we consider 'weak'. I feel it is time we learn to be real men and women and only have kindness for each other. After all, what we put out mirrors back to us and either direction we go or attitude we show only escalates over time. It is long past time that we stop and refuse to fight each other. Human beings are the only specie that fights and kills for reasons other than survival.

Monday, February 23, 2009

A Great Truth - Ponder This ***

“There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance - that principle is contempt prior to investigation.” Herbert Spencer

Friday, February 20, 2009

More Healing Laughter ***


Raising teenagers is like nailing jelly to a tree.

Wrinkles don't hurt.

Families are like fudge..mostly sweet, with a few nuts.

Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.

Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fibre, not the toy.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

By the Grace of God ***

"I am only one, but I am one.
I cannot do everything, but I can do something.
And because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
What I can do, I should do. And what I should do,
by the grace of God, I will do."

---Edward Everett Hale

Need a Funny Bumper Sticker? ***

Some good ones:

Hard work has a future payoff. Laziness pays off now.

I won't rise to the occasion, but I'll slide over to it.

Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy.

Consciousness: that annoying time between naps.

I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it.

Where there's a will, I want to be in it.

Okay, who put a "stop payment" on my reality check?

We have enough youth, how about a fountain of SMART?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Prophetic of Our World Now ***

Ponder this for it is truth.

"The real Destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits." - - - Plutarch - (c.45-125 A.D.) Priest of the Delphic Oracle

As the old saying is: It takes two to tango; thus so, it takes two here also...the Destroyer and the one who willingly but blindly lets himself be destroyed. As I look about, I wonder can we regain our footing and be at liberty ever again? I certainly hope so. It will take the effort of each and everyone pulling his share of the load, a tightening of the belts, not leaning on another for that other has his own shoulder bowed with burden also.

Have a Laugh *** Blonde jokes

Two factory workers were talking.

"I think I'll take some time off from work." said the man.

"How do you think you'll do that?" said the blonde.

He proceeded to climb up to the rafters and hung from them upside down.

The boss walked in, saw the worker hanging from the ceiling, and asked him what on earth he was doing.

"I'm a light bulb," answered the guy.

"I think you need some time off," said the boss.

So, the man jumped down and walked out of the factory.

The blonde began walking out too.

The boss asked her where she thought she was going.

The blonde answered, "Home. I can't work in the dark."

And laugh again:
The other day my neighbor, who is blonde, came running up to me in the driveway jumping for joy! I didn't know why she was jumping so excitedly
but I thought, 'what the heck', and I starting jumping up and down along with her.

She said, "I have some really great news!"

I said, "Great. Tell me why you're so happy."

She stopped jumping and breathing heavily from all the jumping up and down, told me that she was pregnant. I knew she'd been trying for a while so I told her, "That's great I couldn't be happier for you!"

Then she said, "There's more!"

I asked, "What do you mean there's more."

She said, "Well, we are not having just one baby. We are going to have TWINS!"

Amazed at how she could know so soon after getting pregnant, I asked her how she knew.

She said.... "Well, that was the easy part. I went to Wal-Mart and they actually had a home pregnancy kit in a TWIN-pack. Both tests came out positive!"

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wise words - Herbert Spencer ***

Quotes of Herbert Spencer:

A jury is composed of twelve men of average ignorance.

Our lives are universally shortened by our ignorance.

Education has for its object the formation of character.

The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.

Every cause produces more than one effect.

Government is essentially immoral.

Old forms of government finally grow so oppressive that they must be thrown off even at the risk of reigns of terror.

The Republican form of government is the highest form of government: but because of this it requires the highest type of human nature, a type nowhere at present existing.

No one can be perfectly free till all are free; no one can be perfectly moral till all are moral; no one can be perfectly happy till all are happy.

Society exists for the benefit of its members, not the members for the benefit of society.

The behavior of men to the lower animals, and their behavior to each other, bear a constant relationship.

The preservation of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality.

The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.

We all decry prejudice, yet are all prejudiced.

When a man's knowledge is not in order, the more of it he has the greater will be his confusion.

George Washington Carver said: ***

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because some day in life you will have been all of these.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Laugh - Tell me what I am ***

Tell me what I am
A snake and a rabbit were racing along a pair of intersecting forest pathways one day, when they collided at the intersection. They immediately began to argue with one another as to who was at fault for the mishap.

When the snake remarked that he had been blind since birth, and thus should be given additional leeway, the rabbit said that he, too, had been blind since birth. The two animals then forgot about the collision and began commiserating concerning the problems of being blind.

The snake said that his greatest regret was the loss of his identity. He had never been able to see his reflection in the water, and for that reason did not know exactly what he looked like, or even what he was. The rabbit declared that he had the same problem. Seeing a way that they could help each other, the rabbit proposed that one feel the other from head to toe, and then try to describe what the other animal was.

The snake agreed, and started by winding himself around the rabbit. After a few moments, he announced, "You've got very soft, fuzzy fur, long ears, big rear feet, and a little fuzzy ball for a tail. I think that you must be a bunny rabbit!"

The rabbit was much relieved to find his identity, and proceeded to return the favor to the snake. After feeling about the snake's body for a few minutes, he asserted, "Well, you're scaly, you're slimy, you've got beady little eyes, you squirm and slither all the time, and you've got a forked tongue. I think you're a lawyer!"

PS My apology (lol) to the one who doesn't fit the description. Raise your hand, please

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Healing Laughter - An ode to old age ***

An ode to old age
There's quite an art to falling apart as the years go by,
And life doesn't begin at 40. That's a big fat lie.
My hair's getting thinner, my body is not;
The few teeth I have are beginning to rot.

I smell of Vick's-Vapo-Rub, not Chanel # 5;
My new pacemaker's all that keeps me alive.
When asked of my past, every detail I'll know,
But what was I doing 10 minutes ago?

Well, you get the idea, what more can I say?
I'm off to read the obituary, like I do every day;
If my names not there, I'll once again start -
Perfecting the art of falling apart

Thursday, February 5, 2009

a 'blonde' joke ***

As You Slide Down the Banister of Life, remember...
`` My next house will have no kitchen. Just vending machines and a large trash can.

I asked my very blonde friend why she was looking so happy, and she said, "I had my new car checked and was worried that my mechanic might try to rip me off. And I was so relieved when he told me, all I needed was turn signal fluid, and it was my 'lucky day'...since they were giving a big $50 discount today on a 16 oz. size bottle...and he showed me on the bottle it could be used as a brake fluid too."