Law 25: Re-create Yourself

“I had rather be first in a village than second in Rome.”

~ Julius Caesar

The properties you are born with are not necessarily who you are, outside of the characteristics inherited through your parents, friends, and experiences in life that have shaped your personality. One should see themselves as an artist, a clay that can be continually molded to their liking.

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The Gift of Giving

“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”

~ Booker T. Washington

To be quite honest, sharing was never an easy endeavour for me. Since I was a young lad, I hated it when people borrowed my things and broke them or failed to return them. I like to think I take good care of my belongings, and it annoys me when people fail to do the same. This is something I have definitely worked on in the last few years, and today, as I was shopping downtown, I realized I have made the 180 degree turn I so desired.

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Bophelo: 150mg PO pd

“Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.”

~ Robert H. Schuller

It can be difficult to turn over the pages of life, especially those that are happy and contented. Unfortunately, time waits for no man, and if you let it, the world can and will move on without you. Despite the writer’s block that comes with authoring a new chapter of life, each one plants a hope for the next. Whether things are (or aren’t) going well for you does not guarantee tomorrow will be the same; in fact it guarantees the exact opposite.

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Newton’s 3rd Law

“The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.”

~ Marcus Aurelius 

I have always thought vengeance to be the most perfect validation of tabula rasa. When we are born into this world, we know nothing of dissent; yet as we grow, our ideals and values are a reflection of our experiences and the experiences of others. What we see and experience in our journey through life shapes how we perceive people, and how we act when placed in familiar situations.

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“You must trust and believe in people, or life becomes impossible.”

~ Anton Chekhov

Street signs. Guide dogs. A white cane. Guidance is everywhere; it is a vital organ in the system that propels us forward and keep the wheels of life turning in our favour. Without guidance, one is left to traverse his path without a map, leaving every decision to blind fate.

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