Wednesday, November 30, 2011

funny signs

Hi Friends;
  I have had some things running through my mind lately.  I call them "Man rules"....though that seems to be taken by a whole list of other things.  These I see as rules for mankind to help sort through the bs of our daily lives.  I'd love your input on them and addition to the list.  For instance, I was reading a book recently and it talked about "good" vs. "evil"...and the general scope of things was that "evil" was being mistaken for the "good", the devil was being mistaken for the benevolent, just to start things out:
 1.  Words are Cheap.  The actions of the person, organization, etc., say a great deal more than the words from the propaganda office.
2.  Nothing good comes from Tequila.  No matter one's hopes, the complete removal of the brain in any action is doomed for failure. 
3.  Religious laws are only for Those In The Religion.  Debating any issue from a religious standpoint is doomed for irrelevence unless the person with whom you are debating is also of that religion.  And, any judgement is only valid for those who agree to be judged.
4.  Treat others as you would like to be treated.  This does not apply to you who are in S/M domination and leather games. 
5.  Treat myself as I would treat others.  If I don't expect respect for myself from myself, then how can I expect it from others.
* this is a new one for me and one I'm struggling to do.

Do you have some to share?  Please do.  I'd love to have some "rules" for us to live and love by.
I imagine that my personal rules will need editing and practical tweeking....but it's a start.

In the mean time, a neat vid:


Anonymous said...

Hallo Randy,
Here an old German saying:
"Jeder soll nach seiner Façon selig werden" - "Everyone should be happy (blessed) in his own fashion"
The former German King Frederick II made ​​the following statement:
"In my country everyone can be blessed in his own fashion".
It was the answer to a question whether the Roman Catholic schools should be abolished because of its inconvenience. He further stated that religions must be tolerated. But the state must take care that the religions tolerate each other too.
I think this old but true opinion applies less and less these days.
Nowadays everybody wants to have right and keep right!

Anonymous said...

I still want to specify the source for the above:
There are other "geflügelte Worte" - "winged words".

randy said...

Hi Nikki;
strange as it seems, my response is gone?

What I said was that is such a wise and profound proclamation! Everyone should have the freedom to live their life, to chase their dreams and be themselves - provided they aren't hurting others, of course. To deny a person his freedom to be himself is paramount to denying him life. There is no morality that can support that.
Thanks for such great additions to the blog.

Scottie said...

Hello Randy and Nikki. I love the saying Nikki told us. I have a rule but I don't know how useful it is to anyone but me.

Helping others helps me, doing for others does for me, any small assist for someone is an assist for me, and even a small brightening of someones day is a large brightening of my day.

Is the above a rule, or a way of life? I am not sure. Some days they are separate activities, and some days one act is all of them together.

This week I had a husband come to me, he was a older gentlemen. He wanted to tell me how much it meant to HIM that I had made his wife feel a little better that day. I struggled to think of what I could have done. All I could think of is when everyone else was busy I dropped what I was doing and set up a bed side commode and helped her into it. I gave her all the supplies, excused my self and asked her to call me when she was done. I then cleaned everything up and helped her back to a recliner.

I did not think it a big accomplishment. Her nurse was busy and it is not a glamour job emptying a bucket of pooh.

But to them it was very important and I had forgotten that when you have to go and cant get to a toilet having a person willing to help with out any negative comment or feeling...well he came to my desk and he made me feel like a king. I thought nothing of what I did , but I sure got a big reward. I walked ten feet tall for a long time after, knowing I had made a difference.

I think I am very lucky. One of the things that makes me lucky is having gotten to know you.

Hugs. Scottie

randy said...

Hi Scottie;

That is a wonderful rule. And, thank you... but I regard it me who is so lucky to have come to know you!

I remember when my Aunt was in the hospital. Her nurses were our heroes. I mean that. You recall, I asked what I could take them and Ron said "Brownies are an excellent choice". And why were they my heros? Because they were there and willing to do what I was not able to do for her. A simple thing of bringing her water, or less simple of hleping her to use the facilities in a dignified manner. I never knew their names, but I remember their faces with great fondness.
I can imagine this man's appreciation for you. Easily.