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You Are A Fluke Of Universe-You Have No Right To Be Here

Updated on August 23, 2016
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You are a fluke of the universe
You are a fluke of the universe | Source

Effective Happiness; Some Simple Advice

Everything happens for a reason, and everything always happens the way it should. Although we question things, bad or good, when they do occur, ultimately the answers unfold to unveil the bigger picture.

So, being the victim of circumstance that I am, this got me thinking...

...Thinking about all the things in my life that I've attributed to chance. When in retrospect, after having had the opportunity to review the loop of events that lead me to now, I've come to some definitive conclusions.

1. As long as I take my time through the hustle and bustle of life I will always be able to see the beauty in life. I need to remember to stop and smell the roses.

2. There is always something good that comes of bad; and silence really can be a treasure. If I do have something to say, it should be positive and productive. That way I don't just put my foot in my mouth, or I don't have to open my mouth just to change feet.

3. I should always acknowledge and respect those that I encounter in my day to day activities. As long as I always tell the truth accurately and concisely. Also to remember to take the time to listen to others, even if they really have nothing to say. We all deserve the chance to be heard.

4. I need to remember to be true to myself and to be myself around others, and not to act like someone that I'm not, just in order to blend in.

5. If I go fishing for compliments, or tell others things that they want to hear, just in order to gain approval, it will be much more difficult in the long run to gain the trust and respect of those that I value. They will respect me and entrust my opinion more effectively, if I remember to always tell it like it is, whether it hurts their feelings, or not.

6. If I continue to smile and act happy, my life will soon be filled with an abundance of joy and good fortune. Frowning and scowling throughout any day, takes so much longer to recover from, than a simple smile. And a smile upon others, brings back a smile and happiness to me.

(Try time in public and notice how simple it really is, to spread joy just with a smile). It really works.


Go Placidly
Go Placidly | Source


By Max Ermann
By Max Ermann | Source

The Original Desiderata by Max Ehrmann

This is the famous inspirational poem written somewhere around 1920 has a positive outlook towards life, while also offering advice for us on how to achieve happiness.


Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.

But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.

Especially, do not feign affection.

Neither be critical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings.

Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.

Be careful. Strive to be happy.

© Max Ehrmann 1927

Go Placidly

Go placidly amidst the noise and haste
Go placidly amidst the noise and haste | Source


Desiderata is a Latin word meaning "things to be desired".

The word 'deteriorata' is a spoof word derived from "desiderata" and the verb to deteriorate.

Originally I heard the National Lampoon version before ever hearing Desiderata, through National Lampoon Radio Dinner album, released in 1972. I was six years old, and did not understand that this was meant to be a joke, so I went around for several years thinking that we were all just mistakes. It goes like this:

(You are a fluke of the universe.
You have no right to be here.
Deteriorata, Deteriorata)

Go placidly amidst the noise and waste, and remember what comfort there may be in owning a piece thereof. Avoid quiet and passive persons, unless you are in need of sleep. Rotate your tires. Speak glowingly of those greater than yourself; and heed well their advice, even though they be turkeys. Know what to kiss - and when. Consider that two wrongs never make a right, but that three do. Wherever possible, put people on hold. Be comforted, that in the face of all irridity and disillusionment, and despite the changing fortunes of time, there is always a big future in computer maintenance.

(You are a fluke of the universe.
You have no right to be here.
Whether you can hear it or not,
The universe is laughing behind your back.)

Remember the Pueblo. Strive at all times to bend, fold, spindle, and mutilate. Know yourself. If you need help, call the FBI. Exercise caution in your daily affairs, especially with those persons closest to you... That lemon on your left, for instance. Be assured that a walk through the seas of most souls would scarcely get your feet wet. Fall not in love, therefore, it will stick to your face. Gracefully surrender the things of youth: the birds, clean air, tuna, Taiwan - and let not the sands of time get in your lunch. Hire people with hooks. For a good time, call 606-4311, ask for Ken. Take heart in the deepening gloom that your dog is finally getting enough cheese. And reflect that whatever misfortune may be your lot, it could only be worse in Milwaukee.

(You are a fluke of the universe.
You have no right to be here.
Whether you can hear it or not,
The universe is laughing behind your back.)

Therefore, make peace with your God, whatever you perceive him to be: hairy thunderer or cosmic muffin. With all its hopes, dreams, promises, and urban renewal, the world continues to deteriorate. GIVE UP!

(You are a fluke of the universe.
You have no right to be here.
Whether you can hear it or not,
The universe is laughing behind your back.)

HERE'S THE VIDEO: National Lampoon's Deteriorata - A Comedy Version of Desiderata

National Lampoon Radio Dinner

© 2011 Helen Kramer


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    James Bowden 6 years ago from Long Island, New York

    Hello Mrs. Cue:

    Very nicely written hub and every word of it true. If more people tried to give each other a smile more often, this world might be a happier place. I voted your hub beautiful, because it touches the heart in just that way. Thank you for sharing. And remember it is important to take some time out for yourself. Life is just too short!


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    Helen Kramer 6 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA.

    JGoul, I appreciate your insight!

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    JGoul 6 years ago

    Very well written, I enjoyed every word.

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    Helen Kramer 6 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA.

    Thank you!

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