Two Men and the Bear Friendship is truly tested in the times of need. A true friend will never abandon you when you need them the most while a two-faced friend will leave your side at the slightest inconvenience. Scroll down to read the story of two men and a bear and see for yourself if you have people in your life that you may be better off without. Once upon a time, a woodcutter lived in a small village near a forest. The forest was full of wild and dangerous beasts including deadly lions and terrifying bears. Without a doubt, the forest was a dangerous place but the woodcutter’s household depended on it. He would go deep in the forest to get the best wood for selling to the villagers. One time on his way to the forest, he met a man who was going in the same direction.>>>
Did you know the average person spends 4 years of his life looking down at his cell phone? Kind of ironic, ain’t it? How these touch-screens can make us lose touch But it’s no wonder in a world filled with IMac’s, iPads and iPhones So many “i”’s, so many selfies, not enough “us”‘s and “we”’s See Technology has made us more selfish and separate than ever Cause while it claims to connect us, connection has gotten no better And let me must express first Mr Zuckerberg, not to be rude but you should re-classify Facebook to what it is: An anti-social network Cause while we may have big friend lists So many of us are friendless, all alone Cause friendships and more broken than the screens on our very phones We sit at home on our computers measuring self worth by numbers of followers and Likes Ignoring those who actually love us It seems we’d rather write an angry post Than talk to someone who might actually hug us Am I bugging? You tell me… I asked a friend the other day lets meet up face to face They said alright, what time you wanna Skype? I responded with omg, srs, and then a bunch of smh’s And realized what about me? Do I not have the patience to have conversation without abbreviation? This is the generation of media over stimulation Chats have been reduced to snaps The news is 140 characters Videos are 6 seconds at high speed And you wonder why ADD is on the rise faster than 4G LTE But, get a load of this Studies show the attention span of the average adult today Is one second lower than that of a gold fish
So if, you’re one of the few people or aquatic animals that have yet to click off or close this video, congratulations Let me finish by saying you do have a choice, yes But this one my friends we cannot Auto-Correct – we must do it ourselves Take control or be controlled, Make a decision Me? No longer do I want to spoil a precious moment by recording it with a phone I’m just gonna keep them I don’t wanna take a picture of all my meals anymore – I ‘m just gonna eat them I don’t want the new app, the new software, or the new update And If I wanna post an old photo of myself who says I have to wait until Thursday I’m so tired of performing in the pageantry of vanity And conforming to this accepted form of digital insanity Call me crazy but, I imagine a world where we smile when we have low batteries Cause that will mean we’ll be one bar closer – to humanity
Originally Published on 29 Sep 2014
Why I Refuse to Let Technology Control Me.
You need not delete your social networks or destroy your cell phones, the message is simple, be balanced, be mindful, be present, be here. :)
“Do You Believe” 25 questions for you. Your answers may surprise you! Would you like to know a little more about who you are and what you truly believe? Well here’s a simple test that only takes about 2 minutes. Just answer yes or no to each of the 25 questions. Do you believe that attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference? Do you believe that we miss 100% of the shots we don’t take? Do you believe that our aspirations are our possibilities? Do you believe that Companies Don’t Succeed…People Do? Do you believe that we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give? Do you believe that those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves? Do you believe that many times… less can be more? Do you believe that>>>
The Value of Moral Courage The Value of Moral Courage is a highly admired virtue. Most often we associate the word with physical prowess or bravery. But there’s another form of valor that’s much more important because it comes up more often. It’s called moral courage – the willingness to face not physical danger but emotional pain, disapproval, financial insecurity, or uncertainty rather than compromise an ethical principle. Moral courage is essential not only for a virtuous life, but a happy one. Without courage, we have no control over our lives. Our fears corrode our spirit and confine us like a barbed wire fence. That’s why they say a coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man but one. Integrity is essential to self-esteem and the admiration of others. It requires us to put our comforts, possessions, friendships, and even jobs at risk in the defense of deeply held principles.>>>
“180” Movie ..from pro-choice to pro-life.. This is undoubtedly the most confronting video that I have ever seen… if you have 33 minutes, please consider this watching this video on the holocaust and abortion: Like me….It altered my views…..It may change you too!
(Don’t watch if you are easily affected by images that are real but confronting)
LIFEBOOK BALANCE Health 1. Drink plenty of water 2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar 3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants, and eat less food that is manufactured in plants 4. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy 5. Make time for prayer 6. Play more games 7. Read more books than you did in last year.. 8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day 9. Sleep for 7 hours 10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day —- and while you walk, smile Personality 11. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 12. Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. ~>>>
No charge for love A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the 4 pups. And set about nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the post, he felt a tug on his overalls. He looked down into the eyes of little boy. ‘Mister,’ he said, ‘I want to buy one of your puppies.’ ‘Well,’ said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat off the back of his neck, ‘These puppies come from fine parents and cost a good deal of money.’ The boy dropped his head for a moment. Then reaching deep into his pocket, he pulled out a handful of change and held it up to the farmer. ‘I’ve got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?‘ ‘Sure,’ said the farmer. And with that>>>
Lessons in Logic If your father is a poor man, it is your fate but, if your father-in-law is a poor man, it’s your stupidity. I was born intelligent – education ruined me. Practice makes perfect….. But nobody’s perfect……. so why practice? If it’s true that we are here to help others, then what exactly are the others here for? Since light travels faster than sound, people appear bright until you hear them speak. How come “abbreviated” is such a long word? Money is not everything. There’s Mastercard & Visa. One should love animals. They are so tasty. Behind every successful man, there is a woman And behind every unsuccessful man, there are two. Every man should marry. After all, happiness is not the only thing in life. The wise never marry. and when they marry they become otherwise. >>>
~ Bill Gates ~ New Great Perspective… Some rules kids won’t learn in school This should be posted in every school or kid’s bedroom. Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with this! The following is attributed to Bill Gates from a speech at a High School about eleven (11) things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world. Rule 1: Life is not fair – get used to it! Rule 2: The world doesn’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself. Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice-president>>>
Lessons on Life There was an Indian Chief who had four sons. There was an Indian Chief who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away. The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, the third in summer, and the youngest son in the fall. A year later, after each and every son had returned to the tribe, he called them together to describe what they had seen. The first son said that the tree was ugly, bent, and twisted. The second son was surprised and said no, it was covered with green buds and full of promise. The third son disagreed; he said it was laden with white blossoms that smelled so sweet>>>