It was in November, last year. I was on the way south, to embark on the Spirit of Enderby in Bluff, for an expedition to the subantarctic islands. I had just spent a day in Dunedin to discuss volunteering possibilities with the Department of Conservation (DOC) there. I veered off State Highway One and started […]
Hey. If we were having a coffee this week, I kinda feel like it should be tea, strong tea, normally associated with builders. This week began the long awaited redecorating / renovating of my living room. I’ve never built shelves before, so had no idea how long it would take. […]
A big thumbs up…”I guess that sometimes even the smallest action can solve a big problem.”
At the weekend, I replaced a doorstep. At the front of my house there’s a porch that I don’t use (as you can tell my the state of the path on the photo below – the next project). Turns out that a mouse did use the porch but couldn’t quite get […]
Do you ever wish that the writer of the book you just read or the movie you saw would have consulted you before she decided on that particular ending? I do. Sometimes it is simply historical reality that makes people or characters act the way they act. But I see so many occasions where there […]
We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.” “It was one thing to make a mistake; it was another thing to keep making it. I knew what happened when you let yourself get close to someone when you started to believe they liked or loved you: you’d be disappointed.
From beginning to end, God’s Word points out in painful detail the mistakes made by its characters. It was a living proof that the Bible is not a written record of perfect people (except for Jesus).
Peter denied knowing Jesus (Mt. 26:69-75). Solomon started out well but turned from God for a time (1 Ki. 3:5-9;11:1-43). Adam and Eve failed to obey God’s specific restrictions (Gen. 2:15-17; 3:1-7). Abram lied about his relationship to Sarai (Gen. 12:10-20). Moses grew angry and struck the rock in disobedience to God (Num. 20:7-12). David committed adultery and murder (2 Sam. 11-12). The Bible’s honest portrayal of the troubles that its characters brought upon themselves and others reminds me of what humorist Sam Levenson once said: “You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.” For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.-James 3:2
My excuses for having a mistake:
“That ‘reason is candid,’ I also admit (that my observation is free from bias, prejudice, or malice that I made a general statement that has a negative for many-or it just my excuses for being a candid observer); and if I am blundering in making mistakes, I believe someone will have the goodness to acknowledge that I am candid in retracting them again when they are so pointed out to me that I was or I wasn’t able to see them. Then I found another excuse on this quote by Stephen Hawking, “One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn’t exist…..Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist” and Dave Sim quote “There is nothing wrong with making mistakes, but one should always make new ones. Repeating mistake is a hallmark of dim consciousness.”
Then I have to grasp the lessons:
It is for our instruction that the Bible records the sinful actions of many of its key figures. The old saying “Those who don’t learn from history are bound to repeat it” is true. As we see the errors made by biblical characters, we can ask the Lord to protect us from making similar mistakes.
The notion that we are created by our choices is really intriguing, Then this is the reality of life that the millennials are facing: “Our identity becomes that which we project on our social media accounts, we constantly share what we like and what we dislike but we never seem to sit down and reflect on what it is that we truly like and dislike, what makes us happy and unhappy in life”
A short opinion post touching on the idea of the sense of self, a loss of identity and the reasons behind choice.
Today I’m taking a break from physics to write on an idea somewhat linked to psychology, which of late I am getting more and more interested in thinking about. However, it is also, as all nonfactual posts are, heavily opinion based, so I apologize if I cause any offense. The idea I briefly want to talk about today is the idea of the self and that of identity. What is it that makes us inherently who we are, what defines our identity, and how is it that we project this identity outwards towards others. Read more at this link: A Loss of Identity — Rationalising The Universe
People are failing to realize is that Shazam has the mentality of a 13 year old. He’s just a teen in an adult hero’s body, Which is how he acts in the comics when he’s shazam.
At any given moment, there are approximately a million different crowdfunding campaigns happening on the web, you could browse through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find a lot of useful, some are weird, and other are almost useless.
Technology to stop illegal logging and poaching on-the-spot. It’s our answer to climate change & mass extinctions.
Photo credit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/topherwhite/rainforest-connection-phones-turned-to-forest-guar?ref=category_recommended&ref=discovery
Each RFCx device protects enough trees from logging to prevent 15 000 metric-tons of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere. This is equivalent to taking 3 000 cars off the road. Each RFCx device can protect an area of forest so large that it is home to over 1000 different species of plants and animals. It could also focus on creating partnerships that empower indigenous populations working to protect their homelands from encroachment, logging and poaching.
Jason Momoa will reprise his superhero role from 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and 2017’s Justice League.
DC Comics’ lord of the seas is getting his own solo feature in Aquaman.
Author Jaime Menor Jr.
Have you watched The Movie “LIMITLESS” it’s about a writer who takes an experimental drug that allows him to use 100 percent of his brain, with his heightened brain activity, all of his senses become tuned in to everything in his surrounding environment, he can recall everything he has seen and heard, he can learn exponentially faster, and he is able to outsmart and out-talk people. That’s what that movie goes well my question is “Can one person really Improve his/her Personal Life by Looking at the Entire Picture?” Hmmm!!! Sounds like a “Birds Eye View” for me– but what is bird’s-eye view? Wikipedia defines it as an elevated view of an object from above, with a perspective as though the observer were a bird, often used in the making of blueprints, floor plans, and maps. Well, that means to improve your personal life you have to consider yourself as a whole pie. You have to review your liability, behaviors, actions, emotional responses, and overall standard of living. Once you review the details, you will find it easier to move ahead and make the necessary changes. To get started begin with a checklist.
How are your behaviors?
What are your behaviors? Do you engage in activities that lead toward negative consequences? Do you drink heavily? Do you drug? Do you smoke? Do you associate with the wrong people?
Once you write down your behaviors that pull down consider the details. If you engage in activities that lead toward negative consequences, likely you are not looking at the whole pie. Rather you may act before you speak or do something. What you need to do is to consider consequences before you speak or act. If you drink heavily, perhaps you have an alcohol problem. There is nothing wrong with admitting you have a problem. You will need to seek help. There is nothing wrong with seeking help. If you have a drug problem, you will need to apply the same rules mentioned when handling alcoholism. If you smoke, you want to consider ways to stop. You will need willpower and the goal to quit. If you associate with the wrong people, you will need to evaluate your situation. What do these people bring to your table? Do they give or take from you?
How do you handle problems?
Every day there is some kind of a problem that has to be thought out and decided what to do about the issue. What are some things that you can go to help? You should always think out the problem before you make a decision on the issue. You will make healthier decisions by looking at the entire picture. If the problem is too big for you to handle alone, ask for help. Talk with friends, family, or experts.
How about paying bills:
Do you pay bills on time? Paying bills is a major problem that leads to many hassles. If you pay your bills on time, however, you can reduce some of these hassles. Failing to pay bills only builds stress. You will need to set a budget that works within your means to pay your bills on time. Maybe you can get a better paying job, so you make more money.
There might be sometimes that you are late but you should try to keep up as best as you can this will help take off some stress.
Do you visit your doctor regularly?
Keeping your doctor visits and exercising will help relieve stress. Visiting your doctor regularly will help you keep an eye on your health. Healthy people live a productive life.
What actions do you take to improve your life?
As long as you think things out before you make a decision you will work to improve your personal life. You will also need to take steps to reduce stress, by avoiding harmful actions, such as smoking, drugs, or alcoholism. You can benefit by paying bills on time, visiting your doctor, exercise the mind and body daily and so on.
If you have problems quitting on your own, remember help is available. You have many options, including inpatient services, outpatient services, group support, one-on-one services and more. To learn more about these services go online. You will also find help at local government agencies in your area.
To improve your life you can also volunteer to help someone. You can wrap a gift this year for a homeless or handicapped child.
Quote to live by:
The totality of a record is usually beyond ones’ ability to imagine when you start working on it, but the component parts are, usually, fairly clear one way or another. -Fred Frith
Recommended movie clip to watch: