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The Problems These Days




The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways , but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less
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We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.
We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete...
Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.
Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.
Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.
Remember, to say, 'I love you' to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.
Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.
Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.
AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
 
George Carlin

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Humor: English Language :)




There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that is'  UP.

It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?

At a meeting, why does a topic come UP?

Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report?

We call UP our friends.

And we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver; we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen.

We lock UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car.

At other times the little word has real special meaning.

People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses.

To be dressed is one thing, but to be dressed UP is special..

A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP.

We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.

We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP!

To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look the word UP in the dictionary.

In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions.

If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used.

It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more.

When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP.

When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP..

When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes things UP.

When it doesn't rain for a while, things dry UP.

One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP,

for now my time is UP,

so.......it is time to shut UP!

Now it's UP to you what you do with this email.

​That's English​



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1) The bandage was wound around the wound.

2) The farm was used to produce produce.

3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

4) We must polish the Polish furniture.

5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.

6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.

7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.

8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes..

10) I did not object to the object.

11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

13) They were too close to the door to close it.

14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.

15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.

16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

17) The wind was too strong for me to wind the sail.

18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear..

19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?


Let's face it - English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France .. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by going on.

English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all. That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible..

Money Has No Memory





 
My dear readers,
         
Experience has shown that:
 
You will never know what the total cost of your education was, but for a lifetime you will recall and relive the memories of schools and colleges. Few years from now, you will forget the amount you paid to settle the hospitalization bill, but will ever cherish having saved your mother's life or the life you get to live with the just born. You won't remember the cost of your honeymoon, but to the last breath remember the experiences of the bliss of togetherness. Money has no memory. Experience has No denying that anything that's material cost money, but the fact remains the cost of the experience will be forgotten, but the experience never.
 
So, what if it's economic recession?
Let it be, but let there not be a recession to the quality of your life. You can still take your parents, if not on pilgrimage, at least to the local mosque. You can still play with your children, if not on an international holiday, at least in the local park. It doesn't cost money to lie down or to take a loved one onto your lap.
 
Nice time to train the employees, create leadership availability and be ready for the wonderful times when they arrive.

Hey! Aspects like your health, knowledge development and spiritual growth are not economy dependent.
 
 
If you are not happy with what you have, no matter how much more you have, you will still not be happy.
 
Make a statement with the way you live your life: How I feel has nothing to do with how much I have.
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Story: The New Emperor


An emperor in the Far East was growing old and knew it was time to choose his successor. Instead of choosing one of his assistants or his children, he decided something different. He called young people in the kingdom together one day. He said, "It is time for me to step down and choose the next emperor. I have decided to choose one of you."

The kids were shocked! But the emperor continued. "I am going to give each one of you a seed today. One very special seed. I want you to plant the seed, water it and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from this one seed. I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next emperor!"
One boy named Ling was there that day and he, like the others, received a seed. He went home and excitedly told his mother the story. She helped him get a pot and planting soil, and he planted the seed and watered it carefully. Every day he would water it and watch to see if it had grown. After about three weeks, some of the other youths began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow.
Ling kept checking his seed, but nothing ever grew. Three weeks, 4 weeks, 5 weeks went by. Still nothing. By now, others were talking about their plants but Ling didn't have a plant, and he felt like a failure. Six months went by–still nothing in Ling's pot. He just knew he had killed his seed.

Everyone else had trees and tall plants, but he had nothing. Ling didn't say anything to his friends, however. He just kept waiting for his seed to grow.

A year finally went by and all the youths of the kingdom brought their plants to the emperor for inspection. Ling told his mother that he wasn't going to take an empty pot. But honest about what happened, Ling felt sick to his stomach, but he knew his mother was right. He took his empty pot to the palace. When Ling arrived, he was amazed at the variety of plants grown by the other youths. They were beautiful–in all shapes and sizes. Ling put his empty pot on the floor and many of the other kinds laughed at him. 

A few felt sorry for him and just said, "Hey nice try."

When the emperor arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted the young people. Ling just tried to hide in the back. "My, what great plants, trees and flowers you have grown," said the emperor. "Today, one of you will be appointed the next emperor!" All of a sudden, the emperor spotted Ling at the back of the room with his empty pot. He ordered his guards to bring him to the front. Ling was terrified. "The emperor knows I'm a failure! Maybe he will have me killed!"

When Ling got to the front, the Emperor asked his name. "My name is Ling," he replied. All the kids were laughing and making fun of him. The emperor asked everyone to quiet down. He looked at Ling, and then announced to the crowd, "Behold your new emperor! His name is Ling!" Ling couldn't believe it. Ling couldn't even grow his seed. How could he be the new emperor? Then the emperor said, "One year ago today, I gave everyone here a seed. I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it, and bring it back to me today. But I gave you all boiled seeds which would not grow. All of you, except Ling, have brought me trees and plants and flowers. When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you. Ling was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it. Therefore, he is the one who will be the new emperor!"

If you plant honesty, You will reap trust
If you plant goodness, You will reap friends
If you plant humility, You will reap greatness
If you plant perseverance, You will reap victory
If you plant consideration, You will reap harmony
If you plant hard work, You will reap success
If you plant forgiveness, You will reap reconciliation
If you plant openness, You will reap intimacy
If you plant patience, You will reap improvements
If you plant faith, You will reap miracles
But
If you plant dishonesty, You will reap distrust
If you plant selfishness, You will reap loneliness
If you plant pride, You will reap destruction
If you plant envy, You will reap trouble
If you plant laziness, You will reap stagnation
If you plant bitterness, You will reap isolation
If you plant greed, You will reap loss
If you plant gossip, You will reap enemies
If you plant worries, You will reap wrinkles
If you plant sin, You will reap guilt


So be careful what you plant now, It will determine what you will reap tomorrow,The seeds you now scatter, Will make life worse or better,your life or the ones who will come after. Yes, someday, you will enjoy the fruits,Or you will pay for the choices you plant today.



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Honesty Brings Success in Relationships.





Honesty means being the same inside out. Honesty with oneself helps one to bring about constant improvement in the self. Honesty with others enables one to relate positively under all circumstances. There is no rudeness but there is an openness that brings about love towards the other person.

 


When I am honest, I am able to experience progress in my own life and others are benefited too with my own self-progress. I am able to maintain harmony in my relationship with others because I am open with them and I find myself successful in my relationships.







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Story: The Farmer Selling Butter to Baker



There was a farmer who sold a pound of butter to the baker.

One day the baker decided to weigh the butter to see if he was getting a pound and he found that he was not. This angered him and he took the farmer to court.

The judge asked the farmer if he was using any measure.

 The farmer replied, amour Honor, I am primitive.  I don't have a proper measure, but I do have a scale."

The judge asked, "Then how do you weigh the butter?"

The farmer replied "Your Honor, long before the baker started buying butter from me, I have been buying a pound loaf of bread from him.  Every day when the baker brings the bread, I put it on the scale and give him the same weight in butter.

 If anyone is to be blamed, it is the baker."


What is the moral of the story?
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" We get back in life what we give to others"





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Introversion

The ability to enjoy one's own company is one of the greatest gifts life has to offer. Learning to turn my thoughts away from all my responsibilities at the day's end and take my mind into a state of peace and benevolence enables me to carry greater and greater loads without feeling the burden. When my inner landscape is full of beautiful thoughts, everything I do is a pleasure. Gently, I calm down chaotic situations and offer solace to troubled minds.






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Thinking of Being Lazy?

Ever find yourself thinking, 'I'm so lazy'?  If you think of yourself as lazy, you'll convince yourself that you have no energy or focus.  This may breed more laziness.
Come on, you're not lazy, but your thinking and behavior may be lazy.  So, choose not to think of yourself as 'lazy'.  Think: I am energetic and focused. 

Let Go Of These Things To Stay Happy


#1 The past. 
Gently allow the past to be released. Release tension of the traumatic, dramatic and intensely emotional past. In other words, drop the baggage, for good. keep going, keep releasing.

#2 The future. 
Let go of the unpredictable, unforeseen worries, if-onlys and what ifs of the non-existent future.

#3 Attachments. 
Let go of rushing around chanting  or trying to relax by incessantly thinking of your to-do list. Spend less time stressing about what has to be done and focus on the most productive doing possible. 

#4 External approval. 
Know that you have everything you need to be who and what you are right now without anyone giving you the green light.

#5 Anger and resentment. 
Accept the unsent apology — today. Could it also be time to send some?

#6 Regret. 
Do now. You're still here. Do now. Take action with integrity and responsibility. Do now.

#7 Superficial shape chasing. 
Accept the body you're in right now. Not yesterday, not 10 years ago, the body you have in this very moment. It is the greatest, most important instrument you have to experience this life. Love it and use it in every you-supporting way possible.

#8 Perfection. 
Instead of striving for perfection, go beyond the surface value of everything, including the skin, and seek a deep, mind-blowing connection. And, how can you become perfection when you already are perfection?

#9 Excuses. 
Forget them. Know what you are saying, feeling and doing when you make an excuse. Be honest with yourself. Invite in more integrity. Although our resistance is creative, it's also futile.

#10 Unnecessary stress and tension — 
in all it's forms. Allow yourself to feel the body as mindfully as you can. Learn to release tension from the body and the mind will follow. Make this a daily moment-by-moment practice of self-love.

#11 Regimes and schemes. Forget rigidity — 
invite openness, new methods and techniques into the discovery of your creative expression. Do this continually. Let the river flow versus seeking the same answers from water that has become stagnant. Remember, you are only in the box that you put yourself into.

#12 Rewards and punishments plans. 
Up and down, up and down and in a circle we go and go and go. Learn to nourish yourself continuously versus creating and limiting yourself to cyclical behavior that tends to lead you back to square one over and over again.

#13 Your ex. Friendship or family member…
dwelling causes suffering. Forgive and let go by creating healthy boundaries that are best for you. Reconnect with who you are outside of the relationship that may no longer exist. Embrace impermanence.

#14 Expectations. 
Invite patience and common sense into your life. Use your intuition more often and let go of the critical constraints that hold you back. Set yourself free with a sincere open-mind and by all means, treat others like you'd like to be treated, seen, heard and loved.

#15 Jealousy. 
Learn to be happy for the success of others and allow yourself to tap into and see your own authentic greatness. This can unlock and unblock many doors toward the success of you.

#16 Negativity. 
Refuse to complain, judge and criticize others. Stop bashing and you've heard it before: be the change. Positivity equals more energy and a stronger immune system. Make this a conditioned response.

#17 Incessant unrealistic fantasies. 
You are your thoughts, right?  Step out of the creative distraction of the fantastical mind matrix and experience more time within and creating your reality.

#18 Your smartphone. 
Seriously.

#19 Energy vamps. 
Be careful about misusing your time with people or situations that don't serve your highest purpose. It may not always be possible, but value the allocation of your time wisely — this present moment is precious. Use it and spend it mindfully.

#20 Blame. 
Take personal responsibility of your life, your actions. Refuse to blame others for what's not happening in your life. Be response-able — be a creator, not a victim.

#21 Your storyline. 
Allow yourself to receive yourself. Allow yourself to act, build, expand and exist within the freedom of the present moment without any excuse, blame or narration. If your current habits aren't working, it's time to inquire within.

Some New Things to Try with Google





 




1. Translate symbols or characters by drawing them.





If you go to Google Translate, there's an option where you can manually draw things like Chinese characters, which will then be translated for you into English.





2. Get a calorie comparison of your favourite foods.


If you google "[food] vs [food]" then a chart will appear comparing the nutritional value of the two choices in great detail – everything from calories to the amount of magnesium.





3. Set a timer.


If you Google any amount of time, followed by "timer", you'll get a countdown, and you can even make it sound an alarm at the end – perfect for use in the kitchen.





4. Tackle geography trivia.

 Using the new Google Maps tool Smarty Pins, you can take on Google in a geography trivia game in which you will be asked questions with location-based answers, and you will answer by placing a pin in the world map. You can try just general knowledge or tackle specific categories like science or sport.





5. Split a bill and calculate the tip.

End the struggle of paying the pill at the end of a group meal by googling "tip calculator", entering the full cost, the percentage you want to tip, and the number of people, and it'll work out exactly how much you need to pay each. Easy.





6. Filter your Gmail.

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If you add "+anything" to your Gmail address it will still work, which means you could sign up to certain websites using your email+websitename@gmail.com and create a folder that all emails from that site automatically go into.





7. Discover how popular different words are.

Using the Google Ngram viewer, you can search more than 5 million books published between 1800 and 2008 to find out how often different words were used, and then compare them on a graph. TIL: For a brief period in the 1830s, elephants were more popular than cats.





8. Play zerg rush.


Another bit of proof that Google just does not want you to do your work. Destroy the Os by clicking on them before they destroy the rest of the page (and try not to give yourself finger cramp in the process).





9. Find and download loads of cool fonts for free.

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If you go to Google Fonts, there's a huge collection of completely free fonts you can use. You can either download them to your computer or make them the default font in your browser.

10. Learn how to pronounce massive numbers.


If you search a number up to 12 figures followed by "=english", Google will tell you how to pronounce it.





11. Plan your wedding.

Yep, Google even has a comprehensive wedding planner to make sure everything is in place for your special day. It'll help you do everything from announcing the news of your engagement to finding a venue, making a budget, creating a schedule and guest list, setting up a shareable photo stream from the day, and even making an entire website to keep everything in one handy place.





12. Easily find out the week's football fixtures.


Simply google the name of the league and you'll get a list of all the week's fixtures right there at the top.





13. Play Atari Breakout.


Simply search "Atari Breakout" on Google Images and that's your productivity dead for an hour.





14. View art from galleries all over the world.


Google Art Project lets you view super–high-quality photos of artwork from nearly 600 international galleries. Why bother even leaving the house?





15. View and play all the old doodles.

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Bu hitting "I'm feeling lucky" without anything in the search bar, you'll be presented with a catalogue of all of Google's old doodles and games back until when they started in 1998 (including the brilliant Pacman game).





16. Explore the universe.

Google Sky uses images from the Hubble Telescope and NASA Satellites to let you delve into the far reaches of our universe. You can explore galaxies millions of light years from Earth, learn about astrological signs, and even listen to space-related podcasts.





17. Take a journey through Middle-earth.



This hugely interactive site was set up by Google to celebrate The Hobbit films and lets you play your way through five famous battles, follow the stories of your favourite characters (including clips from the films themselves), or simply explore the map itself.






18. Play with Legos.




Feel like a kid again by going to buildwithchrome.com. You can put up constructions all over the real world using its map function, check out cool stuff other people have already built, or learn to become a master bricklayer with Build Academy.





   



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