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The first word spoken on the moon was "okay". (Or not - see comments). Seoul, the South Korean capital, just means "the ca...

Good vs well

For Amal:-


Always remember to put the glass down

A psychologist was walking around the lecture hall, while teaching stress management to an audience of eager students. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face she inquired, “How heavy is this glass of water?” The answers rang out ranging from 8 oz to 20 oz.

She replied, “The actual weight doesn’t matter. It all depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, its not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”

She continued, “The stress and worries in life are like this glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them for a bit longer and they begin to hurt, but if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”

Always remember to put the glass down.

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It's not my fault

As a child I saw Tarzan running around in his birthday suit, Cinderella didn't get home until after midnight, Pinocchio told lies, Aladdin was a thief, Batman drove at over 200 miles an hour, Snow White lived in a house with 7 men, Popeye was covered in tattoos, Pac Man ran around to digital music while eating pills that enhanced his performance, and Shaggy and Scooby were mystery solving hippies who always had the munchies.

No wonder I'm so messed up!

Political Models Explained With Cows

DEMOCRACY: You have 2 cows. You vote one of them in to the government.

WELFARE STATE: You have 2 cows. Your neighbour has none. You vote people into office who tax your cows, forcing you to sell one to raise money to pay for the tax. The people you voted for then take the tax money and buy a cow and give it to your neighbour.

BUREAUCRACY: You have 2 cows. The State takes both, shoots one, milks the other and then throws the milk away.

ANARCHY: You have 2 cows, but don't believe in fences, so they run away.

SOCIALISM; You have 2 cows. Your neighbours have none. You give one to your neighbours, but your neighbours want both cows so they take over the government and become dictators.

COMMUNISM; You have 2 cows. The State takes both and gives you some milk.

FASCISM; You have 2 cows. The State takes both and sells you some milk.

NAZISM:You have 2 cows. The government takes both and shoots you.

CAPITALISM: You have two cows. Your neighbour has none.  You sell one and buy a bull. Your herd multiplies. You sell them and retire on the income, while your neighbour starves to death.