Humour: Even Your Tolerance Depends on the Zodiac Sign

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Scorpio, "I-take-no-prisoners" Kind of Man


Scorpio came first. He asked what Tolerance was and whether it could be used for torture. Having heard the answer, he grew gloomy, wrote down something in his black notebook and left, waving his whip.


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Capricorn, the Boss


Capricorn did not think it was respectable enough for him to be seen pushing his way through the crowd, so he sent a courier – Sagittarius.


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Sagittarius, a Free Spirit


Sagittarius took as much Tolerance as he could fit in his knapsack, but on his way back he was distracted, carried away, went abroad and lost his knapsack there. To Capricorn he wrote that only assholes gave such assignments and continued his journey without luggage.

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Cancer, the Worrier


Along came provident Cancer and picked up Tolerance that was dropped by Sagittarius. Cancer stashed it away. Somewhere. Sometimes he finds it, all of it at once, but then he fears that it might be stolen, stashes it away in a different place and forgets where again. And when Cancer begins complaining that all the people around him are not friends but a wolf pack, it means that he lost his Tolerance again.

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Libra, the Aesthete


Libra came in time and asked for a couple of elegant Tolerances, please. Despite the fact that Libra actually got what he asked for, he very rarely uses either of the two Tolerances because Libra cannot really decide which is better.

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Aquarius, the Visionary


Aquarius came one of the first but was promptly kicked out of the queue when he said that the creator of “Tolerance” was an amateur lacking both skill and imagination, because this “Construction” looked very similar with what inspired teenagers do when they follow instructions for “Do It Yourself. Age 4+”. Aquarius would do a much better job, had he enough time, that is.

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Virgo, the Perfectionist


Virgo spent too much time calculating exactly how much Tolerance of exactly what Standard and Specification he needed. Therefore he missed his queue and got very little Tolerance of the Highest Standard. To make up for it, Virgo also got a device with which Tolerance was weighed. Now Virgo keeps his own minuscule Tolerance of the Highest Quality to himself and goes around with his weighing device measuring everybody else’s Tolerance.

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Pisces, the Leave me in Piece Kind of Man


Aries wanted to come first, but on his way he met Pisces who had already got Tolerance. Pisces managed to run away, but their Tolerance was dramatically damaged. There where Aries got to Pisces (suffice it to say that Aries got almost everywhere), Pisces’ Tolerance became cracked and misshapen so much that it stopped looking like Tolerance altogether.

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Aries, the Warrior


Aries turned back and went home because he was not a loser not to be the first in line, especially not after Pisces. However, Aries liked the word “Tolerance” so much, that he engraved it on his baseball bat.

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Leo, the King of the World


Leo did not come at all, because he did not know what Tolerance was. And since He did not know it was clear enough that he did not need it.

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Taurus, the Drill Sergeant


Taurus came only to tell that he already had Tolerance of his own which was the Best. Those who disagree could get lost and the quicker the better.

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Gemini, a Diamond in the Rough


After everybody had left, very late at night “a slightly detained” Gemini arrived … to find only a tiny heap of scraps, leftovers, odd-come-shorts et cetera. He looked around and took it all. Therefore Gemini has an abundant supply of Tolerance; however, sometimes it seems like he had found it on the garbage heap.

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For Those Who Still Wonder What


Tolerance is


A willingness to be tolerant and respectful toward people whose opinions or ways differ from one’s own. (Tolerant – willing to let other people do as they think best; willing to allow beliefs and actions of which one does not approve).


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I am not the author of this article, I have only translated it.

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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland

Kallini2010, This is brilliant, I loved it. I'm a Taurus and laughed all the way through knowing what was to come. Tolerance is a skill, one perhaps we should all learn from our parents along with talking and holding a fork. Along the same lines as manners, but some seldom agree on what those are, so how can we expect the same teaching on tolerance. Wonderful hub, looking forward to reading more! Love the photo!


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

I agree with Erin leFey... a brilliant hub. Voted up and awesome. You got me so well. A Libra with a bit of Virgo tossed in (Did I say, "Tossed"?... I meant "carefully layered in").


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you Erin and Twilight Lawns!

I like this piece, too, no I love it! It was sent to me by my Russian friend, in Russian, of course. It is even funnier in Russian.

My first reaction was "it is true about everybody, but me!" And I am the one who came first, the Scorpio! It is so hard to see oneself objectively!

I shared it with others, the best response so far came from a lady Taurus who said "I don't need it!". She did not even read it. Point taken.

Thank you again,


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Seeker7 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Hi, Loved this hub - brilliant!!!


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LisaMarie724 5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

So cute, I am a Taurus :)


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, Lisa Marie! We are all "cute" in this story, but what can we do? We don't choose our signs. I was married to a Taurus. If only that. All my significant men were Tauruses. Now I try to steer clear from signs that are least compatible with me, yet it is hard with me being a Scorpio, LOL. I am "way too cute" with my tendency to "torture with tolerance"!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

This is so great. I'm Aquarius, so I had a good laugh. My ascendent sign is Gemini, my moon is Sagittarius and I have a lot of Capricorn lurking about. Actually I am very much into allowing others to do as their own directions take them and being OK with other opinions and beliefs. Fact is, I don't claim a right to "allow" them what is their inherent right in the first place! I've detected a similar philosophy in you, in fact, along with the idea that all "reality" IS personal subjective perception. I've talked about "subjective reality" for years, in fact. So how can anyone judge another's - except subjectively to & from himself or herself?

Tolerance is the way to coexist. I call it "giving benefit of the doubt" - because, as I have noticed you saying frequently, "I" simply do not KNOW everything. Anyway - I didn't intend to get off on that serious a slant to this most amusing and delightful piece. But it does apply, perhaps.

It is so funny whenever any "poke" is given the various signs to notice the different responses. It's fun to tell someone some of what his or her sign's characteristics are and have him say he doesn't believe any of it, then come back with "spoken like a true. . .(whatever sign the person is)". As you say, "Point taken"!

I'm trying to recall another thing comparing all the signs' responses to some question or situation. It slips my mind what the question was but when it got to Aquarius, the Aquarian said "Think it will rain?" -- having NOTHING to do with the question! - That's typical too! haha.

I'll bet it was funny in Russian, though you've done a great job of translating it. It is very funny - as well as all too accurate! Thanks for pointing me to it!


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, Nellieanna for your comment!

As you accurately noticed - we see these traits in others - but in ourselves? No. It's not me. The irony? I am the one who came first. I am a bloody Scorpio. Me? Torture? NEVER! But believe me, I can be...vicious, oh, let's not even go there.

It was funnier in Russian indeed, because it was written with a lot of idiomatic expressions. For example, for a Capricorn - the expression -- instead of an asshole would be "a goat with horns" - in Russian "a goat" is a jerk. However, the whole point is that Capricorns ARE goats. Well, explaining jokes is the most ridiculous thing there can be.

I guessed as much that you are a Water Bearer. There are no good or bad signs, there are compatibility problems. I am not redirecting you to my hub "Toronto Takes Off as El Toro" - you need a break from reading my hubs - but one of the points there is Tauruses and I is a disaster story. After having written that story about Toronto being a Bull, a Taurus comes into my universe and gets me off guard. Again!!!

I simply laugh (after having cried for a day), I laugh. How many times can I slip?

He offered me the ring - I put it on my middle finger, you get my point - to wear it and remember for the rest of my life - STOP LISTENING TO BULLSHIT (again, the irony "the Bull-shit"). So it is my divorce ring #2.

And Aquariuses? I love them, they are people of the future - our relationship might be as blessed as it can be. There is a friend of mine and I keep offering him marriage (half jokingly), because I cannot imagine anyone more worthy of my love. He inspires and supports me but from afar.

Signs and sighs...

I am glad you enjoyed it, it was meant to entertain!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Haha - the Capricorn thing IS funny, knowing that the goat, Capricorn's icon, means a jerk in Russian slang. Though it is anticlimactic to explain jokes, but in this case you weren't explaining the joke, but rather further translating the language.

As for not liking to see the down side of one's sign and personality traits which apply, Aquarius is one of the four "fixed" signs, meaning - stubborn. There is one fixed sign in each of the four element sign groups, Earth (Taurus), Water (Scorpio), Air (Aquarius) and Fire (Leo).

But of course I am not stubborn! And I will stubbornly refuse to admit it! haha We are the humanitarians. We are the Water Bearers. We are the ones who foresee the future. How COULD they say we are stubborn. haha. But it's easy to see how those with that characteristic might run into problems in a close relationship. Even a Scorpio with an Aquarian. Actually water and air signs have another problem when it comes to romance. Scorpios simply are more passionate and emotional. As much as Aquarians love people, it tends to be a more agape kind of love, I suppose one might say. And it's spread out among many, whereas Scorpios are a bit more possessive of the person they love. This person you mention who inspires and supports you from afar is rather typical of Aquarius I think. Taurus is much better matched in passion, I suspect, though in many other aspects, I can see that trouble would arise. Scorpio is intense and dynamic, never gets over a grudge. Taurus is heavy and placid (unless angered, when it ALL goes into the anger). He never forgets the grudge, but it fades into the background. Not so, with Scorpio. Retribution will be had and that's a promise. Yes, it's not a matter of good or bad, but compatibility is a real factor.

I am now reading your "Toronto Takes Off as El Toro" and am enchanted. I almost deleted this comment so far, after reading it. But, no, I think not. I will need another time to comment on it, though. Again it is the wee hours and I'd promised myself to get to bed. But I'm amazed at many things we have in common, but in quite different ways. I will love looking at them from both perspectives with your wonderful views so well presented. I'm also looking forward to reading your Hautism hub. I have a fashion background too! I even dreamed of being a dancer in my early life. And "Carmen" was among the first operas about which I knew anything and I love "Toreador". My favorite opera is "Madame Butterfly", though. No doubt your expertise is more than mine. I was born on the Texas side of the U.S./Mexican border, by the way. I love toying with words, mixing them into juxtapositions & arranging new and unique relationships of ideas & expressions. Your adventurousness in these areas is wonderful - brilliant and sizzling, dazzling and intense.

Well, I must get to bed. But how pleased I am to discover these many other facets of your personality, the most amazing one being that you are beyond any categorization whatsoever! I see a mind sparkling and soaring. It is surely exhausting at times for you. Mine does, too, and it is often exhausting but perhaps for me, the ballast of underlying serenity (earned with intense trial and tribulation) provides more sense of security but is also, perhaps, more limiting. In any case, I'm happy with my own being. I've come to actually be comfortable in my own skin, being myself. I appreciate other differences and enjoy many others vicariously.


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Dear Nellieanna:

Took me awhile to come back to HubPages. I was so tired today, that I "announced" to my Dad (Virgo) - that I was going to sleep the whole day (kind of a threat, LOL). He said "Sleep as long as you like". My mother (Aries, a war sign) is in Moscow, my little one (Leo, oops, Fixed Sign again! who does not only need tolerance but also does not know what it is) is with his Dad. So it is me, the Scorpio the Tormentor, and my Dad with his excellent but ever so small tolerance alone.

And we are getting along quite well. There was a day, when I met another Scorpio, a man who divorced twenty years prior and could not get over his divorce nonetheless, who told me "You are a Scorpio? Stop looking! All you need is a Virgo man".

But as much as I love joking, I don't see it as a destiny - I would not be surprised if in the end I would marry another Taurus. I'd rather go for Cancer. But...

Who knows... You are right, I refuse to categorize. For the moment I write lyrical essays and I want to find my voice and my path. That is quite an undertaking!

Thank you for your lovely words.

Your support is admirable and unsurpassed,


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

I read this soon after you posted it but didn't reply. I'm aware that you have so many things going on and I feel inclined to give you a break from needing to reply to my lengthy comments! Just relax, pace yourself and don't feel you must write a lot when you're so busy! Hugs.


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Nellieanna, you are a sweetheart. Yes, I am out of balance to say the least. I just got my computer back and I returned to my desk. I need to establish some routine to be able to stay on top of everything - but it is work in progress.

Internet seems to work faster, but there are some technical hiccups - ever so frustrating.

Thank you,


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

ugh. And I am giving in to my preferences for being on here to doing what I must, ever aware of the shrinking time to get it done. sigh

But PEOPLE are my priority and that is a major part of it.

Hope your computer behaves!! Hugs.


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

Yes, we Sagittarians are easily distracted, probably because we were staring at other fire signs. Brilliant!


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Fire Signs? Isn't it too much fire? I have two little Fires (correction), one Old and Intolerant and the other Little and Intolerant.

I have no tolerance, but those two? - combustible! Oil into the fire! Fireworks! Fireworks! Fireworks!

My mother even got in the habit of yelling all the time. A bit too much fire, if you ask me.


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Majadez 5 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

I enjoyed this!

I'm a libra and it's quite funny that I sometimes do find myself in confusing situations. I'm confusing myself due to indecisiveness, of course.

You wrote: Libra "very rarely uses either of the two Tolerances because Libra cannot really decide which is better."

Sometimes I'll ask myself in a situation "should I really be tolerating this?", "why am I tolerating this?", or "why aren't I tolerating this?"... It's funny how I don't ever seem to decide to tolerate anything but rather just go with the flow...

I've been on both sides of the scales - taking too long to make a decision and acting impulsively... I can't decide which is better/worse!

I hate the questions: "where do you want to go?", "what do you want to do?" or "what do you want to eat?", so I've learnt to ask my friends & family to make those decisions... They've also leant the hard way. Last year, my friend asked me to choose a restaurant to eat at and we ended up walking about 3-4km for over an hour from restaurant to restaurant in the blazing summer heat until I decided that one of the first ones was good. Needless to say, she doesn't ask me to choose anymore! :)

In addition to your definition above, I just read that tolerance is "a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behaviour". I like that one!

Perhaps, according to that, I am quite tolerant in allowing others to choose for me, and they are tolerant of my indecisiveness or decision to not choose...

Life is about tolerance!


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

That's funny, Maja. My best friend in school was Libra. I know that she never made decisions - worked perfectly fine for me. However, I got into the habit to dominate and it does not work so well with others, they resist my decisions. The nerve!!!

Of course, the major point of the article and the funniest of all that we just don't have tolerance no matter what we believe.

Some people are more blatant - "I don't need it!!!", some people are deluded that they have it.

Unfortunately(?), I belong to the first category - a Scorpio that came first. My chosen method of torture - "Tolerance."

The fist time I read it - I thought "Rubbish!", it's true for everybody else but me.

But now it is a common reference - once I get vicious, I use that joke "What do you want from me? Yes, I'll be torturing you. With Tolerance."

But I am NOT taking credit for the article - I only translated it. I wish more people read it - I think it is funny. And, of course, by now I know everyone's level of Tolerance by heart:

My ex-husband - Taurus - "Get lost with Your Tolerance!"

My son - Leo - "I don't know what it is, therefore I don't need it."

My mom "Aries" - "To engrave the word "Tolerance" on a baseball bat!" (you know it is a weapon of choice to deliver the cruelest of beatings.)

There is always more than meets the eye. I am glad you enjoyed it.


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Majadez 5 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

I think I fall into the delusional category of people who think they have it! Haha! It wouldn't be the first time I've been labelled as delusional either... Maybe I can't decide so to avoid having to make a decision, I create an alternate reality in my mind where some decision has already been made... Who knows but it is funny to think about it...

I'm now thinking about the people in my life - I will share it with them too & we'll all have another good laugh! Thanks.


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Join the club - Alternative Reality! I have a web-site that is now down (at least time the last time I checked), it is called "In a Nutshell", but the address www.altrealm.com for Aternative Realm.

You don't miss anything by not being able to read it, it is a bit of nuisance for me - I don't know whether I can publish material being posted there - I had to take an down article by article.

We all live in an illusionary world. We think we know, we don't .

By the way, when I say people don't have tolerance - I just refer to this article - it is an overstatement, of course. We are tolerant to some extent.

My mother have told me recently, that she is kinder than me. I thought "Again the conversation ends up with me being not good enough." But that time I was wise enough not to get into an argument.

A few days later - she has been "bashing" Canadians (especially women) for not being able to do anything with their hands - no sewing skills, etc.

I said - I don't do it either, yes, I did some when I was young, but now? I don't even come close.

Anyway - she was not anywhere close to be "tolerant and understanding". I just left it as well - arguments solve nothing.

Just an example.


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Shadesbreath 5 years ago from California

While I acknowledge that Sagittarius would have been distracted, lost his knapsack and wandered off, I protest that he would be at the beck and call of Capricorn. :P

As for tolerance, I think it is important to find a way to accept things we cannot change, but given the context of how I found this hub, I have to say that it's important to recognize that some things we tolerate (like a headache or a long wait an an airport), other things we need to examine inwardly as to why we must tolerate them rather than accept them (yes, it sounds like semantics, but there are nuances that I think are important in the end). Sure, tolerate them initially, because that keeps the peace, but examine what it is that makes that thing so unpleasant to us, and then question whether or not our attitude or assessment is fair. Sometimes tolerance is an attitude we take towards others that has an inherent superiority in it... "I will tolerate you, because I am magnanimous that way." You know?

I mean, it may be that's the best we can hope for, but one would like to think we can work towards something that is free of the underlying stuff. Tolerance still has friction underneath. At least, I think it often does. Just a thought. Thanks for pointing this hub out. :)


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Shadesbreath:

Thank you for reading and leaving a comment.

As I have mentioned, I am not the author, I am only a translator of this piece.

"Tolerant – willing to let other people do as they think best; willing to allow beliefs and actions of which one does not approve."

That is a definition from the dictionary.

Having that in mind - our misunderstandings come from not knowing the exact meanings of words.

I don't mean you, I mean all of us. We don't go around with dictionaries and look up words all the time. However, more often than not we use the same words we mean different things.

Tolerance is not acceptance, tolerance is letting others do as they think right without accepting/agreeing with their choices. "Letting others be".

I have to admit, I had to reread your comment a few times.

I had a feeling that we are not on the same wavelength when I made a comment on your hub and none of the readers seemed to appreciate my brilliancy, my sparkling sense of humour, even though I did not deviate from the "moral" of your story. I just played with the ideas. Those are your readers, not mine. I don't only tolerate that, I accept that. I cannot please everyone and I am not trying to. In fact, my writings are for people with acquired taste. Not a better or worse taste, just certain taste. "Some like it cold, some like it hot."

We are different and that is to expected. We don't have to be the same. That would be boring.

I take it, that the description of a Sagittarius is off mark, but the rest of the article makes sense?

I like it, but it is a caricature, of course. I don't carry a whip with me either.

As far as being quite specific or pedantic about tolerance, it is such a subject where you can simply drown.

Tolerating a headache? There is only so much you can do - but if you have pain and you did everything you could, then you have no other choice but to have it. Tolerate.

Tolerating anal sex? That is a choice. You may disapprove when others engage in it (I don't even specify categories), but tolerate that they have the right to do so.

I assume you are a straight man (given you are married), and I assume you would not tolerate such frivolity towards yourself. "Permission denied." ZERO Tolerance.

You may have never asked yourself this question that horrifies straight men - why do you not tolerate it, what is wrong with that? My reasoning: why is it OK for women (it's called sexual experimentation), but not for men?

My answer is "It's a cultural norm. I was not always so."

I am not suggesting you try it, I am thinking as a researcher. Maybe just my words make you cringe at this very moment -- "UNACCEPTABLE even to think and talk about it." Am I wrong? Don't take it personally, it is what I think, nothing new, I am not that smart. But I am no pervert either, I am as average as it gets.

And I cannot say that I am super tolerant. No. Far from it.

You see, I can be more pedantic than you, hence the pain in the s, Scorpio that tortures with Tolerance.

Of course, tolerance comes with friction - the key word is DISAPPROVAL. Yes, I will take it, but I won't like it.

I wanted to write an article about it, but I was afraid that HP will not TOLERATE adult content. However, you wrote about it...

If you wonder why this topic interests me, I'd say it is controversial, sex is no longer a taboo, but it is awkward and it is still something not quite right about it.


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Shadesbreath 5 years ago from California

I was mostly kidding about Sagittarius. I'm a Sagittarius (not that I spend one moment thinking about such things), so I was being offended on behalf of uncaring Sagittarii around the world at having our sign subordinate. :D (My attempt at humor, perhaps having died a horrific death. Such is the way of things sometimes).

As for the rest, I think you should write an article on it. If you aren't too descriptive, they just shut off your ads. It's not like thoughtful pieces make money anyway. You have to write about internet stuff and ways to make environmentally friendly diapers out of fig leaves and corn silk if you want to make money on here. (Except, wouldn't ripping leaves off of a tree NOT be being nice to the environment? I mean, I'm a tree and I'm hanging out in the jungle, and some dude comes along and rips one of my leaves off gives it to his kid who craps in it? I'm just not seeing the enviro-friendly side of that, but, hey, that's just me... oh, and I'm wandering.) So anyway, I didn't intend to be too semantic, and certainly not to put you off with pedantry, so if I have, do forgive me. I'm sure you get "it" as well as I like to believe I do, or at least that I begin to, etc. And as for the men, me in particular, trying the back door love, well, for starters, given that I am not a cockite, to use my term, then the whole thing is out the window right there. I don't want one of those things anywhere near me. That's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it. :)


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Majadez 5 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

I can't open your website for some reason. :(

Perhaps it would be a good experiment for you to walk around with a whip. It'll give others something to talk about (I think most people are bored anyway) and there's a Tolerance Experiment right there...


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Maja, my web-site is down for some reason and it has been for a while. I have to contact the provider.

It is not that interesting anyways.

Walking around with a whip... I think people are intimidated enough, I don't have to carry a whip. My eyes say it all.

Frankly, sometimes eyes of other Scorpios unsettle me as well. Not everybody believes it, but it is another story.


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Majadez 5 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

You know... At one stage I asked a friend to stop looking at me because his eyes scared me! After reading your hub, I checked his star sign and realised he's a Scorpio! Hahaha... Uncanny!


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Shadesbreath:

I did not understand whether it was a joke about Sagittarius or you were just confirming that a Sag would say everything he thinks to the person's face (boss or no boss) - I have seen many examples. Being understood is a tall order.

I have not made any money here, but for someone who has been here only for six months, I think my results are not that bad.

The bad thing is that I wonder about things that a decent person should not wonder about - back door activities and once my curiosity is piqued it is hard to stop. I should give it a rest, because it is not important for me, but being pedantic and again a pain in the s,

I am thinking - it is inequality. If a man loves that back door, then he should try it as well.

And funny thing about "that thing near you" - I thought you have it near you. Men are more obsessed about it than women. Correction, women are not obsessed about it. And "that thing" is not something I consider to be a striking beauty. So I prefer it that way - that men have it "near them" all the time and near me only so often.

I am joking, of course. In that sense I don't understand the expression "Go F yourself!" - it is somewhat... (give me the manual, I'll do it).

I am being vicious, believe the Zodiac or not, but sometimes I just want justice.

But the article? I have a good idea and some good bits and pieces, but I am trying to concentrate on some other hub and it does not want to come together easily. And that is another side of me as a writer - unless there is a firm backbone, I cannot rest.

Thank you for reading and commenting again. I appreciate our conversation.


athos 5 years ago

Thank you, Kallini, for sharing this. Hillarious and incredibly insightful all-in-one. Loved that it is about tolerance.


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

You are welcome, Athos.


writeronline 5 years ago

Paul Simon wrote, "A man sees what he wants to see, and disregards the rest."

He could have written, "A man accepts what he wants to accept, and tolerates the rest."

My tolerance is elastic. But not snap-proof. Even so, it's a more comfortable fit than my baseball bat.

My bat sits in the corner, its lack of use allowing dust to obscure the engraved word 'patience'...


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

An Aries then. I could not agree more with both quotes.

I am much worse - I use tolerance for torture.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Would you believe I'm a Sag... I am forever trying to unload my knack sack of quite a bit... Wasn't thinking of tolerance.

Yes, Svetlana, I am Maria Helen Teresa... I am fascinated with name analysis. Is Maria not 'bitter' in translation?

Thank you for guiding me here. Enjoyable read.


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kallini2010 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, Maria. Helen, Teresa...

Yes, I do believe you are a Sag... I don't know WHY but the Universe keeps sending Sagittariuses my way - it is only an undercurrent, but very strong. And if you are truly a Sag, you would not lie about it, would you?

Out of three names, I like Teresa the most - maybe because others are so common and I was very much against common names in my teens. The lack of variety of names around me was something that sparkled my interest in learning about names in the first place.

But I have never known that Maria comes from Mariam and it is truly bitter. So, now I know.

The bitter light... How very Sagittarian...

I am fascinated by names, but not only by names on its own, but by the stories that each name has. Not only the historical aspect of it, but how and why this or that name was chosen for a child... how the child sailed into adulthood with this name, did he ever changed it...

I wrote a few stories about my own name - two stories about Svetlana (only to discover later that I did not know the origin of it), one about Kallini, two about Daniel...

then I kind of stopped because I never could find the nerve where the general public would start paying attention to it, too, but maybe later.

If I have the light, then why not torture by Enlightenment?

Hell, if I ever stop!!!

Thanks for reading!!!


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Dear Svetlana,

Never good or even interested in lying, November 27th is my DOB.

How funny Mom was convinced I was a boy and was dead set on Daniel. I am sooo happy not to be Danielle, but I do very much like Daniel as a name..

Dang, common... you are probably correct...

My sister thought I was her baby doll (10 years older) and demanded I be named Maria. She had just read a Spanish book with a Maria in it.

Helen was the name of Mom's nurse when I was born. She was kind to Mom.

I named myself Teresa (of the Little Flower, Avila) for Confirmation and insist you confuse everyone by referring to me as such. You would be the only person ever and I like that.

Don't stop... and you are most welcome. Have a good night, Teresa


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kallini2010 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

As long as you know that you are Teresa, there is no question of anybody else - I do know how to differentiate - believe me, I do juggle between languages, names and other exciting things.

I am happy, though, that I picked on something that YOU liked ...

I know that Daniel is a common name and it was the precise reason why I did not want to use this name, but I wanted peace in the family more than war.

So, the story goes... (you don't have to read), because this story is about Daniel, my son:

http://hubpages.com/family/I-Suggested-a-Name-He-D...

but my first attempt was of more general interest and it might interest you more - what you have missed with your name:

http://hubpages.com/education/Names-an-Echo-of-Lov...

In any case, you don't have to read, but you gave me some food for thought again -

so maybe later I will be writing about names again.

I like to be the only person who pays enough attention ... we are all unique, uniquely unique, but not all of us has the courage to stand out - it is a cold world out there.

And sometimes the battle begins with a name...


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Started with Daniel's name and am now moving onto what I have missed. Hugs and thanks, Teresa


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kallini2010 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thanks, Teresa! Does anyone else call you Teresa?


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Absolutely not... That's even cooler.


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Hi Kallini - I am so glad Maria draw my attention to this hub. I enjoyed this too much. Once upon a time I had a keen interest in astrology and I still regard it as ancient psychology worthy to be respected. You know I am Aries.... I must have known that it was Pisces who ran away with MY Tolerance. Why did I think it was Taurus? And my name is Martha Catharina Jacoba - so very Aries, don't you agree?

I could not believe my eyes when I saw that my sista (in Cyberspace) has named herself Teresa. That is the name I have in mind for her all the time! I can see her in the shoes of Maria Theresa of Austria, the ruler of the Holy Roman Empire in the 18th century.

But interesting about me and Maria - We are both MCJ's ...

Interesting fun hub, Svetlana. Thanks for the smiles:)


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kallini2010 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

My dear Martie, you gave me in two paragraphs more than I can digest in one sitting -

it goes like this

why?

why?

why?

But one thing I can tell you and it is the personal preference as well -

I don't know what name of out three you like the best, but I

just like with Maria, I went for her third, less common one,

with you

I would have picked Jacoba

and that is because it is less common and it is the name of my father

my father's name is Yakov (which is Jacob).

Every time we talk, every time I learn something new.

And my hub dedicated to your name Catharina is still sitting there gathering dust like a sad orphan...

No promises...

I have to get Daniel to Wonderland this week-end - we still did not celebrate his birthday that was Aug. 21

I and I wish to get to tango - hopefully today and on Sunday...

and then...

and then...

and then...

Love you regardless of what you decide to call yourself!

I before I forget - I LOVED your picture in the perspectives hub! Stunning!


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HoneyBB 4 years ago from Illinois

Great Hub Kallini, I will share this link on my facebook page. Thanks for sharing.


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kallini2010 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

I am glad you liked it, HoneyBB! What is your FB page address?


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HoneyBB 4 years ago from Illinois

You can click on the facebook button on my hubpages profile. Thanks, Kallini


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A.A. Zavala 15 months ago from Texas

HAHAHHAHAHAHHA!!!!!! I am glad I revisited, as I see that I am forever leaving my knapsack somewhere else. Still valid today as it was when you first published it. Awesome!


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kallini2010 15 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

At least you had it. I am on the other hand... correction, in both hands I have swords or hand grenades? I added the pictures, but I still have to edit the text. Working on my old hubs, I have very little patience and no energy.

I'm glad some of the old stuff is at least funny.

Thank you for visiting,


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A.A. Zavala 15 months ago from Texas

I'm doing the same thing. Then adding new material I hope. Good writing is always good.


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Shyron E Shenko 2 months ago

Kallini, I love this!

My hubby is the ram that is no bull

You hit the nail right on the head

For Aries with the words you said

He has not Tolerance for anyone else’s job but his own

No one else can do it better than he can do it all alone

I am the Virgo

At least that’s the sign I have

But, not the sign I was due

Somehow those signs mixed up the queue

*

Thank you for this, Blessings


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kallini2010 2 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hello Shyron:

I'm glad you liked it - it is supposed to be funny, not true, mind you, but funny. So as long as you are laughing I can tolerate my writing.

If you are not, then I am allowed to adore it, when the allowing is done solely by myself.

Thank you for visiting,

P.S.

I am much funnier in real life. Did I say 'funnier"? I meant intolerant.

Cheers,

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