Friday, September 30, 2022

The only thing worse than being talked about is NOT being talked about


The only thing worse than being talked about is NOT being talked about.
~ Oscar Wild

 “There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others.”

 – George Shinn

  1. "Teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability." 
  2. – Patrick Lencioni


If your greatest desire in life is to own more things, you are selling your potential short. 

Unfortunately, society has told us our greatest dreams should consist of doing well in school, getting a lucrative job, building a large retirement fund, and buying a really nice house with lots of cool things. And because we get told that deceptive lie so many times and from so many sources, we start to believe it—without even noticing. 

Before we know it, we are accumulating more and more things hoping to satisfy the longing in our hearts for something greater. This is a shame.

We can dream bigger dreams.

We can dream better dreams.

As Eric Hoffer once said, “You can never get enough of what you don’t need to make you happy.”

Our lives are worth more than the things that we own. Our lives can be lived for things that matter: love, hope, charity, relationships, contribution, spirituality.

But not if we sacrifice them by settling for possessions that only distract us from it.

Make no mistake about it. We all need money to survive. Without it you can’t eat — have a roof of your head — or enjoy the things that make you happy. But, are you obsessed with money? Here are some things in life that are more valuable than money.

I think we’ve all been in a spot where we were only focused on making a ton of money.

We take a job that we can’t stand because the pay is outstanding. Next thing you know — you dread hearing that alarm clock every morning.

Next — you start neglecting your health and relationships. These are more valuable than money. Despite the myth — you aren’t any happier. In fact, research has found that having strong social connections and access to nature makes you happier than merely more money.

In other words — money becomes the most important thing in your life. Even worse, it influences all of your choices and decisions. You’ll find that this is not the way to live.

If you feel that you’re in this situation, remember this statement: 

Money is not the most important thing in life. But, there are some things in life that are more valuable than money.

Bishop Johann Faber of Vienna claimed, "There are no crueler and more audacious villains under the heavens than the Turks, who spare no age or sex and mercilessly cut down young and old alike and pluck unripe fruit from the wombs of mothers."

In various European languages, the word "Turk" has acquired a meaning similar to "barbarian" or "heathen", or is used as a slur or curse