Sunday, November 20, 2011

Think, Need, Want & Happiness

I doubt, therefore I think,
therefore I am.

René Descartes

You were who you think you were.

You are what you think you are.

If some of what will, can, can’t or won’t change,
you may or may not be who you think you’ll be.

You may not know some of what you think you know.

is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.

Frank Leahy

Some of what you know,
you don’t know you know.

What you don’t know you don’t know
is more than you think.

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.

But when I got to be 21,
I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.

Mark Twain

If what you think effects what you do,
which effects what you and others think afterwards,
and what others do effects what you think,
which effects etc…,
think before do
should get farther faster with less risk,
than do before think.

What others think was, is and may,
might not be what you do.

A great many people think they are thinking
when they are really rearranging their prejudices.

Edward R. Murrow

If thought is both logical and emotional,
what you do is too.

You didn’t, don’t or will think
everything you could, should or shouldn’t.

Of what you think did, didn’t or is,
some are more likely than others.

If some falsely told
they were to receive more pain than they actually did
described more than administered,
and others given more pain than led to expect
thought it was less,
can some of what you believe to be true,
be true to you,
until you think otherwise?

You’ll benefit from contributed causes,
or be deterred by imposed effects.

If not thinking isn’t,
and it’s not about what could’ve been or what may someday,
is it about what you think and do now?

If life needs sustenance and a temperate climate,
is want everything else?

Is attachment suffering?

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill,
keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt,
chase after money and security
and your heart will never unclench,
care about people's approval
and you will be their prisoner.

Tao Te Ching

Are you as happy as you think?

Does what you think determine how you feel?

We are never so happy nor so unhappy
as we imagine.

La Rochefoucauld

If positive thought outperforms negative,
can faith in open doors be better than fearing them closed?

Is feeling 44 years young better than 44 years old?

Does possession = Identity?

Are those who fail as unhappy as feared?

Are those who achieve as happy as expected?

Lives based on having
are less free than lives based either on doing
or on being.

William James

Could living for the moment
be the only way to live happily ever after?

Do you already have everything you want
if you choose to think so?

If you think you need less,
is it easier to take care of?

Can want be eliminating unneeded?

If non-material want can provide a high quality of life,
while material want doesn’t necessarily create happiness,
is it better to be miserable with a high standard of living
than unhappy and poor?

People who have what they want
are fond of telling people who haven't what they want,
that they really don't want it.

Ogden Nash

Should long term need be sacrificed for short term want?

Can threatened need alter thought?

If want isn’t how much but how happy,
does Wealth = Happiness?

1 comment:

W.E. Heasley said...

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