Quote of the Day - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
    Kenna McHughposted 4 years ago

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    "Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen."
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

    1. paradigmsearch profile image59
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I like Ralph, but I think he was on laudanum when he came up with that one. big_smile

      "Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to obstruct and sabotage you in every way possible."
      -- paradigmsearch

      Do keep those quotes coming in. They're about the only thing left that keeps these forums from being completely boring. smile smile smile

      1. Will Apse profile image89
        Will Apseposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I misread that completely. I was wondering why Ralph's visit to the laundromat would make him so blindly optimistic.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image59
          paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          I know exactly what you are talking about. Multiple ctrl+ is now the norm for me, not to mention that I pick up the magnifying glass for almost everything. sad

          1. Will Apse profile image89
            Will Apseposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            I think the problem is a bit further up the perceptual/cognitive chain for me. Or it might be some demon with an unkind sense of humour lodged in my Broca area.

            Also, I was once "diagnosed" with dyslexia after reluctantly agreeing to take part in a software trial aimed at identifying the condition. I was expecting something really clever, a novel way of detecting an oddity in brain function. Turned out to be spelling and punctuation test. So I failed.

            Guy told me writers often suffer from mild dyslexia. I pointed out that punctuating a sentence of reported speech was the kind of torture I usually left to my girlfriend of the time.

            Women are wonderful creatures when they aren't throwing furniture at you or running off with your friends.

            1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
              Kenna McHughposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              I discovered that misspelled words and punctuation errors came from not understanding the words and basic grammar. It takes hard work and determination to confront and apply oneself to learn our language. I've had discussions with teachers about these labels, and they conferred.

    2. Nicoartz profile image85
      Nicoartzposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I love old Ralphie. He's from my home town, "go red sox!" "Forget about it! He's a poet and he did know it." He's so spot on with that quote. Here is a quote of my own from one Bostonian to another. "Life always finds a way to kick you in the nuts." Jason.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
        Kenna McHughposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Emerson knew how to use words.

  2. Doneta Wrate profile image80
    Doneta Wrateposted 4 years ago

    men can be wonderful creatures whenever they are not trying to dominate you and boss you around or running off with another woman.

  3. Doneta Wrate profile image80
    Doneta Wrateposted 4 years ago

    It goes both ways.  Neither sex is perfect.

  4. Will Apse profile image89
    Will Apseposted 4 years ago

    Men and women in their twenties...

    When I was in London last, I stayed in a flat with very thin walls and a young couple living next door.

    When they came home, there would be the sound of the woman's high heels stamping up the wooden stairs (to clean off her makeup in the bedroom, probably) , the man would bang around in the kitchen and shouted conversations would ensue.

    A typical exchange:

    Woman "the light on the landing isn't working"
    Man "well change the bulb"
    Woman "you change it"
    Man "you never take responsibility"
    Woman "at least I didn't spend the whole evening gawping at your friends chests"

    etc etc etc.

    They were no deaths.

    If a nice lady would like to empower herself by punctuating this post...

    1. paradigmsearch profile image59
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Lady? You should be so lucky (a male responding).

      A quote I love, "One of the most important lessons a person can learn in life is other people are as real behind their eyes as you are behind yours. — Author, unknown." I've even got that one plastered at the bottom of every page on my website.

      As for females, you are right. Shoes.

      Ok, let the fur fly. big_smile

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
        Kenna McHughposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Living in apartments offers a broad look at life. I had a elderly man live above me. He was most active at night. I suspect he was avoiding his family by laying in bed during the day when they'd visit to care for him.
        He made a lot of noise at night using his walker and what not. "Thump, drag...thump, drag...
        He passed away and the apartment emptied. That night, "Thump, drag...Thump, drag..."
        I asked his family if he did actually pass away. They confirmed it.

        1. Will Apse profile image89
          Will Apseposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          When I was a student I had a retired West Indian guy living upstairs. He was a quiet soul most of the time but when his friends came round to play dominoes it was a different story. Dominoes, West Indian style, is a serious business. When you get a tile that matches, you slam it on the table with all your might and shout like a madman. It is a very loud game.

          I had no idea what was going on and went up to complain, one time. The guy invited me in, gave me some rum and got me playing. Enjoyed it, lol.

          1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
            Kenna McHughposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Rum and Dominoes!  That is a nice mixture. How did adding and focusing progress after a few rum drinks?

            1. Will Apse profile image89
              Will Apseposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              Luckily, I wasn't expected to. I seem to remember that I didn't win a single game, though.

              1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
                Kenna McHughposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                I am surprised you remember at all. big_smile

  5. Brenda Arledge profile image80
    Brenda Arledgeposted 4 years ago

    I do like Emerson so maybe it is so....but i think other forces pull against you trying to make your decision fail.

 
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