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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 19, 1998
I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do. That is character! - Theodore Roosevelt
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
What is it like to make a deposit into a friendship account? Every once in a while I think to my self, "You should call so-and-so"; or, "You should send a card to so-and-so." If I act on those thoughts, I'm on the right track.
I've noticed, when telephoning a friend for something I need, that there seems to be a pause somewhere in the conversation while they wonder why I called. That's a good time to abandon my request and make a friendship deposit instead. Find out what they need and put my request on temporary hold. - John Fischer
DECISION, January 1998
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
WHAT TO LEAVE FIRST . . .
You are in a desert. You have with you the following five animals:
A lion, a cow, a horse, a sheep, and a monkey.
To escape the desert you are going to have to get rid of one of your animals.
Which one do you drop? (You can use whatever logic you like BUT keep track of which animal is discarded when!)
You have 4 animals left.
The desert is burning up! It goes on for miles. Sand is everywhere.
You realize, to get out, you are going to have drop another animal.
Which do you drop?
You have 3 animals left.
Walk, walk, walk.
Hot, hot, hot.
Disaster! The Oasis that you were looking for is dried up! You have no choice but to drop another animal.
You have 2 animals left.
Ok, it's a long hot walk. You can see the edge of the desert way on the horizon.
Unfortunately, you can only leave the desert with ONE animal. Which one do you drop and which one do you keep?
Before looking at the answers, make sure you know which animal you dropped in what order.
These answers are based on Japanese Archetypes.
The desert represents a hardship.
The animals represent . . .
Lion = Pride
Monkey = Your Children
Sheep = friendship
Cow = Basic Needs
Horse = Your Passion.
So, in the face of hardship, you will sacrifice each of these things in turn. Your last animal represents that thing which you cling to at the expense of all others. -
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~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Doctor, doctor, my hair's coming out.
Can you give me something to keep it in?
Certainly - how about a paper bag?
Doctor, doctor, my little boy's swallowed a bullet.
What shall I do?
Well, for a start, don't point him at me.
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The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, headquarters of the national oil company, are the world's highest skyscrapers. At 1,483 feet apiece, the towers surpass Chicago's Sears Tower by 29 feet.
National Geographic, August 1997