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It Took Me The Longest Time To Understand

Updated on May 11, 2017

How Too Much Of Anything Could Be Bad

I thought good is fine

So more good is better

So even more good has to be great

Then if we keep moving in that direction

We have fantastic, fabulous and amazing

Then you make the unbelievable believable

There was a kink in my system or theory

I forgot we are human

I didn't factor in our emotions

All I did is look in theory

If it works on paper

It has to work right

Wrong

Dead wrong

New rule

I am going to call it Michael's Rule after me

Too much of anything is not good

I have heard it before so nothing new your saying

Well I tried to find the source so I can document it properly

If it can't be found on the internet

Then it does not exsist

I will give proof how the rule works at a later date

For now look at your own life

Please tell what you think ?

I honestly believe

Ths rule applies to everyone everywhere

Off to clean a little downstairs

I have too much of a good thing

Now I have organize and fix

If I had less

I wouldn't be doing this right now

I could be enjoying my day

Then again I could be solving other problems

That come my way

Problems and challenges are good

Growth and learning is good

Once again in moderation

Maybe I would just kickback

Then do nothing

Enjoying the freedom of nothing

Have a good day

If you are struggling with an issue or a problem

Remember you might not know it now

Ome day maybe years later

You will be glad you had this time

To push your mind to it's greatest limits




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      DREAM ON 5 months ago

      Perspycacious I love family tips and traditions. My father said you have two feet use them. The deeper meaning don't just sit around do something. I know there are more. Thank you for all your helpful comments and may we be happy with our life.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      My uncle, Herbert Stevens used to knowingly say, "Blessed be nothings." His meaning? "The less the better." An apostle said, "We can't do everything for everyone, but we can do something for someone." For yourself it may be acceptable to "Do the greatest thing you can for yourself today." Why not?

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      Demas W Jasper 5 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      My wise mother quoted, "Three moves are as good as a fire." Now it is time for me to get moving!

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      DREAM ON 5 months ago

      Louise Powles So many thoughts and dreams can happen in just one day. I can't keep up no matter how hard I try. So I let a lot go and live by day and dream by night. Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment. It is so nice to see so many wonderful people.

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      Louise Powles 5 months ago from Norfolk, England

      That's a lovely poem Michael. Yes, I wish more people would enjoy the freedom of nothing. Quite often, having everything is never enough.

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      DREAM ON 7 months ago

      Tamara Moore Each day I make a dent in of all the things I plan on doing. I know it makes a difference. Results come out in all different forms. I have to be happy with my accomplishments and less frustrated with my list of to do's not done. Thank you for writing and sharing. Happy Sunday.

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      Tamara Moore 7 months ago

      Me, too! So many things are priority! Thinking of You with Big Hugs!

      Tamara

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      DREAM ON 7 months ago

      Tamara Moore I will try your advice usually I am torn between a few things that are about equal in importance. My big problem is when a new day starts so do so many more new options. Well I guess that is part of the fun of life. Thank you so much for caring and sharing in so many delightful ways.

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      Tamara Moore 7 months ago

      Thank you, Dream On! I wish I could write poetry all day, and when I'm in the middle of writing something, I do not like to stop or be interrupted! I do not want to lose my train of thought:-) Also, like you, I have sooooo many things I need to do, and never finish it all. I guess my best advice is Prioritizing what's most important and meaningful. This way, at the end of the day, you will know that the most important and significant thing got taken care of by you! I need to do this, too!

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      DREAM ON 7 months ago

      Tamara Moore Every day is a new challenge for me. I start to write and I have things around the house to do or go to work. I do what I can when I can and hopefully some day it will all pull together. I hope your day is going well and you accomplished a lot. I am kind of dragging my feet. It so beautiful outside and I am off to work. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. If you know any tips I would love to listen.

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      Tamara Moore 7 months ago

      Moderation is something I have been always learning to master. I tend to go to extremes with everything. Great post!

      Hugs,

      Tamara

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      Nellieanna Hay 7 months ago from TEXAS

      My recent comment got posted twice. I must have hit the button twice! I'd appreciate if you'd remove one of the duplicates!

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      DREAM ON 7 months ago

      Peggy Woods I have a lot more thoughts to set free. This is only the tip of the iceberg. Manatita 44 Living with what I have is a constant challenge. Understanding what I have is a challenge in a challenge. The deeper I go the more I learn. The more I learn the more I want to know. Nellieanna Hay I try to think back what I was like years ago when none of what I see existed. How I couldn't even imagine what I see and enjoy now. Gypsy Rose Lee There is so much to enjoy. Where do we begin first. Starting anywhere is always better than doing nothing at all.Demas W Jasper I usually break and patch. My friends sing doesn't last to long. A handyman I am not. Thank you all for your wonderful comments. I have been dragging my tail lately I must be part dinasour. Here is only a quick thank you more later.

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      manatita44 7 months ago from london

      Insightful! The middle way is always the best way. I believe the Buddha said that. Life is for learning anyway. Never too late. Have a great weekend.

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      DREAM ON 7 months ago

      John Hansen I moved twelve years ago and I have still have boxes I think I need. But.... There is always a but. Do I really enjoy it or do I just leave it boxed up like a wild animal unable to seek it's true nature. I' m stuck sentimental yes but we don't have the room. I told my wife and she agrees we are never moving again. You can bury me outback when the time comes. This is my home and this is where I am happiest. Thank you for your comments. Good luck with your move and please share your own journey. Have a great weekend. It is taking me awhile to get to all the comments but I will get there.

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      Demas W Jasper 7 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      "Now I have organize and fix" and "Ome day maybe years later" can use your finishing touch.

      Lots to think about here, but simplifying our lives opens doors to new freedoms, for sure.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 7 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      I have accepted the fact that there are just some things I will never understand.One good thing is that I have finally managed to know how to take an article I want to share and rewrite it so that it becomes completely mine. It also does me good to know that there are still things I can learn and discover new things every day.

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      Nellieanna Hay 7 months ago from TEXAS

      You're right, Michael. Too much is too much. Yes!

      Most humans want more, more, more. The tendency is to be always unsatisfied, perhaps. So when 'more' comes and one is still unsatisfied, the tendency is to think that 'more' will fix it, rather than to examine and adjust one's own unrealistic expectations.

      To learn to be satisfied, one must also learn to see the realities about whatever "it" is being pursued and to honestly see all its circumstances.

      An extreme example would be to want to be a billionaire when one's life doesn't have any likely path to becoming one. But even more everyday expectations can be unrealistic and will need to have a 'buffer' zone for changes to derail them. One could want to go camping Saturday. But if the car breaks down, one's spouse gets sick or it storms, it's unrealistic to expect it to happen. And it's self-damaging to wallow in disappointment.

      It requires real wisdom to simply recognize realistic and 'enough' and to be happy with both those outcomes. Even if one's hopes and expectations do work out, it needs wisdom to be able to accept them and not think one must have more, more for it to be OK.

      Of course, it doesn't mean that one shouldn't have goals or shouldn't actively pursue them, but it's all the more important, in those cases, to be happy and satisfied at each step of the pursuit, because it will surely have its hills and valleys. Too much depression and despondency is the result of discouragement due to unrealistic expectations. One needs to learn to live each day fully and happily, no matter what happens.

      I recall reading a line that was attributed to Confucius. It said, "Confucius say, 'Wise man knows when it is enough'." But it seems to be something that every person must discover for ourselves. I know I had to!

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      manatita44 7 months ago from london

      Awesome and with deep insights. The middle way is always excellent!Well done!

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      John Hansen 7 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Hi, Michael. Yes, we can certainly have too much of a good thing. As humans it seems too much of anything is bad for us. We just moved house so how I wish we had less of everything. I can't believe we have accumulated so much. Thank you for sharing Michael's Rule.

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      Peggy Woods 7 months ago from Houston, Texas

      This poem of yours inspires thought. I really liked it! Sometimes less is really more!