RANDOM MUSINGS IV
by Sol Palha
May 26, 2006
A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs-jolted by every pebble in
Henry Ward Beecher 1813-1887, American Preacher, Orator,
There is so much negativity going
around war, huge budget deficits, inflation, the pundits
talking about an equity and commodity meltdown and a housing
market waiting to collapse etc. Hence we decided that now
would be a nice to come out with some random musings that at
the very least will produce a chuckle if not some laughter
from our readers.
the thought and there is no thinker, the thought makes the
it that we say I am going to do this from the bottom of my
heart, why not from the top of our hearts? Could it be that
we really donít want to give it all we have got so we do it
from the bottom?
man to be perfect there are two qualities that he should
develop equally compassion and wisdom. Compassion represents
love, charity, kindness, tolerance, etc (qualities of the
Heart). Wisdom: intellectual qualities of the mind (logic,
rationality, etc). Both these qualities need to be
developed; developing one of the other produces problems or
a false sense of knowledge or self-satisfaction. Developing
emotionally only one may end becoming a good hearted fool
and doing the same intellectually may turn one into a hard
hearted intellect without feeling for others. To be perfect
one has to develop both equally.
that we use the expression circle of friends instead of
saying line of friends. What does a circle represent if you
are in the centre? Closure it seals you from the outside
world. So when we have a circle of friends we are basically
stating that we are sealing our selves from anything new. We
can apply this to the markets and the advisors we chose to
follow. We keep in touch with people that have similar
beliefs to our own and then to make it worse we pay advisors
who will tell us want we want to hear. If they happen to
deviate we are abruptly get angry and think of getting rid
it that when we feel ashamed or feel small we look down? Yes
the point of the game is to avoid eye contact because you
feel small, but then why not look up and past those that are
trying to make you feel small.
are ready to settle and get married we use the expression
settle down, why would anyone want to settle down, what
happened to settling up. Should you not be better off
if you are joining forces with someone else.
for the benefit of the group, be a team player all this
nonsense is pumped into our heads when we are young. Letís
examine something if you are always looking out for the good
of the group and have never looked out for your
self-interests. How will you ever know whatís good for the
group if you have no idea of what is good for you. Should we
not start with self-interest and then once we know whatís
good for us, perhaps then we can start looking at working
for the interests of the groups. The way the current system
is set up itís bound to fail because those that are supposed
to look out for our interests actually have no idea of what
their own interests are. Net result is pure disaster and if
you look around do you really see any real team work.
Letís examine certain words and
word here is ship and as we all know a ship can have only
one captain otherwise itís doomed to sink sooner or later.
The same applies for any given relationship; two individuals
trying to share power usually produces chaos and thatís why
most relationships (marriages) usually end up on the rocks.
times someone will use this sequence of words in a sentence
trying to indicate that they have some fair knowledge on a
certain subject. First of all itís an oxymoron you cannot
think about something and know about it at the same time.
know then you do not need to think and if you are thinking
about it then you cannot really know, in others you are
still not 100% sure about it.
perhaps what someone is trying to say when he or she use
this phrase is that I am just as lost as you are and have no
clue as to what the hell I am supposed to be doing or
United we stated and divided we fall
you break away in advance and let all the losers fall down
by themselves. Thatís what mass psychology is about spotting
the weak links and moving away just before those links snap
or on the flip side spotting the weak links and taking a
position before they suddenly strengthen
A stitch in time could save nine
true provided it was put in the right place otherwise it
could result in 20.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound
Provided you have not mistaken poison for the cure, then the
concept of cure is out the window and all that comes to mind
is funeral arrangements.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the
that depends on whether itís alive or dead.
A penny saved is a penny earned
when you take inflation into consideration
The older I grow the more I
distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
Henry L. Mencken