A Man Who Lies ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

“A man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies becomes unable to recognize truth, either in himself or in anyone else, and he ends up losing respect for himself and for others. When he has no respect for anyone, he can no longer love, and, in order to divert himself, having no love in him, he yields to his impulses, indulges in the lowest forms of pleasure, and behaves in the end like an animal. And it all comes from lying – lying to others and to yourself.”
– Fyodor Dostoevsky

Moral Foundation

“We’ve lost our moral foundation, which allows us to go this far over. So I don’t blame Trump. I just think he is what he is. We’re the ones who let that happen. We should be looking at ourselves.”
– Robert Redford

Sunday Update

Its been five weeks since I was sent home from the hospital, and have been making great strides, to a better and healthier life ahead. Everything is looking good, and my doctor likes what she has seen far.

i’m starting to sleep better, and my diet is working out.

I an proud of myself, and I’ll pat myself on the back.

Attitude

“When I was in high school I asked myself at one point: “Why do I care if my high school’s team wins the football game? I don’t know anybody on the team, they have nothing to do with me… why am I here and applaud? It does not make any sense.” But the point is, it does make sense: It’s a way of building up irrational attitudes of submission to authority and group cohesion behind leadership elements. In fact it’s training in irrational jingoism. That’s also a feature of competitive sports.” – Noam Chomsky

Today

Today was
a strange
day

Woke this
morning
thinking
that today
was Saturday
but it turned
out to be
Friday

IT was
eerily
a quiet day
odd for a
Friday

Come tomorrow
it being
Saturday
I should
be
back to
a normal
human
self

Nature ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The charming landscape which I saw this morning is indubitably made up of some 20 or 30 farms. Miller owns this field, Locke that, and Manning the woodland beyond. But none of them owns the landscape. There is a property in the horizon which no man has but he whose eye can integrate all the parts, that is, the poet.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Stephen Hawking Quote

“It is my view that the simplest explanation is there is no God. No one created the universe and no one directs our fate. This leads me to a profound realization. There is probably no heaven, and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe, and for that, I am extremely grateful.”
– Stephen Hawking

Taxman

“George wrote Taxman, and I played guitar on it. He wrote it in anger at finding out what the taxman did. He had never known before then what could happen to your money.”
– Paul McCartney

White Rabbit

“‘White Rabbit’ was mostly done in about two days, the music in about half an hour. The music is a ‘Bolero’ rip-off and the lyrics a rearrangement of ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ You take two spectacular hits and throw them together, and it’s hard to miss.” – Grace Slick

Will Power

Last month. when I became ill, it didn’t look good. I was so weak, that I couldn’t even get off the couch. I told my partner to call for an ambulance, and off to the hospital. They rushed me to the emergency room, and immediately the nurse hooked the IV into me. I spent seven hours and numerous and do of the IV, then brought me up to ICU. A couple of hours later, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. That is when the will power came to mind, and do everything I could to get better. So far, its working. Also, I had the will power to quit smoking; cold turkey, and I don’t even miss it.

As I write this, I am feeling a lot better, though there are good days and bad day or two, thrown into the mix. So, with the will power, I will live, and enjoy life.

Politicians

“Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians.” – David Brinkley

Commenting

I have posted quite a few ‘quotes,’ but for the present time, I am not ready to read and reply to any comments.

Since the middle of May, I’ve gone through a lot health wise. I have my good days, and some not so good. I will say this, I have the will-power, to keep me going, and I will not give up.

That is it, for now.