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80848, Wisdom Sharing ....
Posted by PhotoSynthesis, Wed Jul-08-09 06:46 PM
If you ALL would be so kind ... would you share ... (as thoughts arise) -- but would you share any wisdom that either has been shared with you ... by family, friends, or outside sources -- whether funny or serious.


My grandma used to always tell me: "Keep yo dress down/and yo pannies ^UP^" -- :P


I'll be back with more later ... but ... okay ... YOUR TURN! -- :D





80851, about KNowing when to move on ....
Posted by Zin, Wed Jul-08-09 07:47 PM


*** when you stand in the sun too long even the sun moves on ....***
80873, RE: about KNowing when to move on ....
Posted by PhotoSynthesis, Thu Jul-09-09 06:30 PM


*** when you stand in the sun too long even the sun moves on ....***


I can relate to ^that^ -- cuz I just moved to another job/department because I was in a "comfort zone" too lone which kept me stagnant and un~challenged.


KNOWING when to move on -- in relationships, jobs, life in general -- is key to keeping your sanity and peace of mind -- *Yuuuup*

~Thanx 4 That~



80874, Anotha One ...
Posted by PhotoSynthesis, Thu Jul-09-09 06:37 PM
Early to Bed / Early to Rise / Makes a person / Healthy, Wealthy, & Wise

I guess that goes along with: "The Early Bird Catches The Worm" scenario -- :9


I've been tryna get in the bed before midnight, cuz I be draggin' the next morning -- tryna caffeinate myself with excess cups of coffee & tea -- :(

81014, RE: Anotha One ...
Posted by Otto, Tue Jul-21-09 01:04 AM
I think benjamin franklin coined those in the first Farmer's almanac...which is not to say that he invented those sayings....it's just to say that they've been around a long time!
80898, RE: Wisdom Sharing ....
Posted by Diffident Alchemist, Sat Jul-11-09 12:08 AM
You don't have to be scared to get yo a*# beat!

(reply to the classic "I aint scared!"
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80904, LOL
Posted by Decstar, Sat Jul-11-09 10:12 AM
n/m
80963, *Chuckles*
Posted by PhotoSynthesis, Wed Jul-15-09 06:50 PM
I like that one! -- ;)

80907, RE: Wisdom Sharing ....
Posted by HueyNewton, Sat Jul-11-09 12:41 PM
in lifE always go for the longshot not the sure thang!

if ya ain't thought about ya ain't talked about! {*}

love don't love nobody! (but y'all knew that)

the quiet ones, ya always watch out for them!

if ya wanna make GOD laugh, plan somethin'! (try it)

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80953, RE: Wisdom Sharing ....
Posted by PhotoSynthesis, Tue Jul-14-09 09:28 PM
>in lifE always go for the longshot not the sure thang!

*No Doubt* What LOOKS like a "sure thang" ain't always what it look like ... :(

>if ya ain't thought about ya ain't talked about! {*}

Does ^that^ go along with: "OUT OF SIGHT = OUT OF MIND"? -- :P

>love don't love nobody! (but y'all knew that)

*YEP~YEP*

>the quiet ones, ya always watch out for them!

You got ^that^ right -- and watch em' closely! ... cuz the LOUD ones will always call attention to themselves, but them quiet ones be doing "sneaky" stuff while you're lookin' the other way -- :9

>if ya wanna make GOD laugh, plan somethin'! (try it)

I have tried it -- And the joke is usually always on ME! -- x( -- But luckily we both have a bizarre sense of humor -- so I can dig it! ... (cuz what doesn't kill ya, makes U stronger)


*Word ^UP^*



80914, .on wisdom.
Posted by Diffident Alchemist, Sun Jul-12-09 01:41 AM
A blind person who sees is better than a seeing person who is blind
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80949, Right On! -- *Third Eye Sight*
Posted by PhotoSynthesis, Tue Jul-14-09 06:11 PM
>A blind person who sees is better than a seeing person who is blind

Quite often ... we LOOK ... but "don't" see ...

... just like we listen ... BUT DON'T HEAR



*Word*



80941, RE: Wisdom Sharing ....
Posted by wonluv, Tue Jul-14-09 09:22 AM
a fool and his money are soon parted....
80948, Yessssss To This ONE ...
Posted by PhotoSynthesis, Tue Jul-14-09 06:05 PM
My mom used to always tell me 'bout ^this^ one -- Along with: "Don't let money burn in your pockets" -- (to where U have to spend it right quick) -- :P

BOTTOM LINE: If you don't save, you'll NEVER have nutthin' -- x(


80955, RE: Wisdom Sharing ....
Posted by Zin, Wed Jul-15-09 03:26 PM
even a clock that is broken is right two times a day
80961, *LoL* @ Memories ... 2006
Posted by PhotoSynthesis, Wed Jul-15-09 06:35 PM
>even a clock that is broken is right two times a day

I had a co-worker with a broken *ROLEX* watch that his dad gave him ... (Dad told him he could have it if he got it fixed...but he never did)

... consequently, he still wore that damn watch every day, just to look pimpin' ... and he said the same thing about his watch: "At least it's right twice a day"! -- *chuckles*

But uhhhh ... we would like to know about the other 22 hours too, huh? -- :9



80957, Each one, teach one
Posted by Shakeet Lokh Em, Wed Jul-15-09 03:34 PM
Pretty self explanatory.
80962, Each one, teach one
Posted by PhotoSynthesis, Wed Jul-15-09 06:48 PM
Yaknow ... as self explanatory as ^this^ is ... some folks don't seem to get it! -- x(

They learn ...... and then they hoard their information ... afraid that somebody will be more valuable than them ... so they don't share.

They wanna be the "subject matter experts" on EVERYTHING ... whether on the job, in schools, or wherever?!?!?

But then ... teaching doesn't have to be a long, drawn-out "Lesson Plan" -- it can just be sharing knowledge casually.

And you know what they say:

Give a man a fish ... and he'll eat for a day.

TEACH a man to fish ... and he'll eat for a lifetime -- :D





80958, RE: Wisdom Sharing ....
Posted by HueyNewton, Wed Jul-15-09 04:51 PM
yep, that sure thang ain't always what it appears {*} to be!
gotta have the wisdom cuz IT reflects our essence of being, agreed!

lifE imitates art
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80971, RE: Wisdom Sharing ....
Posted by Diffident Alchemist, Wed Jul-15-09 11:26 PM
An eye for an eye, and the whole world would be blind.
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81049, RE: Wisdom Sharing ....
Posted by PhotoSynthesis, Thu Jul-23-09 12:30 AM
>An eye for an eye, and the whole world would be blind.


Blind ... Cripple ... and crazy!!! -- :P


81013, Pops would say...
Posted by Otto, Tue Jul-21-09 01:03 AM
"You can never trust anyone until you have eaten a bag of salt with him or her."



Considering that I've had the same 160z container of salt for the last three years, and it's still 25% full is saying something...wonder how long it would take for two people to go through a bag of salt?
81048, RE: Pops would say...
Posted by PhotoSynthesis, Thu Jul-23-09 12:27 AM
Make it "seasoned salt" ... wit a lil' paprika, onion & garlic powder ... and you got a deal!


*Trust Me* -- :P


81019, RE: Wisdom Sharing ....
Posted by Pit Bull, Tue Jul-21-09 06:16 PM
My sayings aren't classics like a lotta people are sharing, but they are little bits of wisdom, mostly to do with things my dad taught me on how to be a man.

"Someone thats truly hard will never try to prove it. Especially with family, friends, and the ones he loves. Those people, if you're lucky, will never even know."

"Its not the job you have that defines who you are; its the job you do."

"If its worth fighting for, its worth getting your ass kicked for. If you don't have a good enough reason to step up and fight even if you know you're going to lose, you don't have a good enough reason to fight at all."

and

"It isn't worth killing for if it isn't worth dying for."

There were many others but those are the ones I try to remember every day.
81047, RE: Wisdom Sharing ....
Posted by PhotoSynthesis, Thu Jul-23-09 12:24 AM
Wisdom comes on many levels / in many spectrums .... your dad shared prisms of light that kept you on the right path -- ~OR~ -- if for some reason, you got OFF that path ... there was always (((LIGHT))) to help you get back on again -- :9


Thanx for sharing your light ...





81021, my father
Posted by mindful, Tue Jul-21-09 07:04 PM
said to me a few years before I finished high school (or was it college?, hmm), "Never ever depend on any man to do anything for you that you cannot do yourself, that even includes me."

To this day, I appreciate his words b/c they've given me the backbone I have needed to continue to be as independent as I am.

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Your only obligation in any
lifetime is to be true to yourself ©Richard Bach

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http://absolutelyflawed.wordpress.com
81046, RE: my father
Posted by PhotoSynthesis, Thu Jul-23-09 12:19 AM
*Wise Daddy* -- :)


... and of course, it works both ways, cuz the fellas should learn at an early age how to wash their own clothes, fix a meal for themselves, clean ^UP^ after themselves, and handle their finances ... not expecting to find a woman/wifey to do these things for them, nahmean? -- *Yuup~Yuup*


*Good Word*

81022, you go through to grow through
Posted by Ms. Pele, Tue Jul-21-09 07:36 PM
-he was like a father, Calvin Cook
81045, RE: you go through to grow through
Posted by PhotoSynthesis, Thu Jul-23-09 12:15 AM
> you go through to grow through

^Makes Sense^


... cuz if you don't "go through" shit ... you'll never learn ... hence ... you'll never grow and evolve.


*YeP*

81052, RE: Wisdom Sharing ....
Posted by gsquared, Thu Jul-23-09 04:47 AM
"You need you some moleskin."

My basketball coach Harold Hall when I was 14 and had blisters from playing ball in my Chuck Taylor Cons in Trenton, NJ...
81222, Moleskin ...
Posted by PhotoSynthesis, Mon Aug-03-09 09:38 PM
You don't see that around much anymore ...

http://www.drugstore.com/qxp14287_333181_sespider/dr__scholls/moleskin_plus_4_x_3_38.htm

Or "hear" about it either, for that matter ...

....but I'm sure we could ALL use some subliminal moleskin to heal our hurts from the lumps & bumps of LIFE -- :9


81057, my mother always said:
Posted by mara, Thu Jul-23-09 09:44 AM
"Who can't hear gon feel" -west indians *shrugs* it's true though
81221, RE: my mother always said:
Posted by PhotoSynthesis, Mon Aug-03-09 09:34 PM
http://www.sknvibes.com/pep/NewsDetails.cfm/1281

I found ^that^ while looking for your quote: "Who can't hear gon' feel" -- but it didn't really explain the saying ... :(

Never~the~less ... I realize it ain't "Rocket Science" ... and it made me think of the deaf -- They may not be able to audibly HEAR, but they can FEEL the vibrations and hence, they can also DANCE to the music -- :)

~OR~

One may not be able to hear the crying or wailing of grief ... yet they can empathically feel the hurt, pain and/or disappointment of another's trauma.

*Good Word*

81903, *shakes her head*
Posted by mara, Thu Sep-17-09 07:13 PM
Naw girl. She meant people who didn't know how to listen to what was being said & take heed would eventually get hurt, then they would understand. Some people only understand pain.

81933, Gotcha!
Posted by PhotoSynthesis, Sat Sep-19-09 11:55 AM
I stand corrected ...

'Preciate the correct translation, cuz sometimes a play on words can create a whole new interpretation.

See ...

When I think of hearing (or lack of) ... I think of a deaf person.
But when I think of listening (or lack of) ... I think of a person giving their undivided attention OR a distracted person not paying attention or listening to what the speaker is tryna say.


Your translation makes sense with the word: LISTENING -- *YeP*



Yo Comprendo!

81088, see Lot's wife.
Posted by overaboves, Sun Jul-26-09 04:11 PM
1)Don't look back ( this goes with Zin's)

AND

1)...Become as little children (Mat. 18:3)

1)Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;... (Eph. 5:1)
81225, RE: see Lot's wife.
Posted by PhotoSynthesis, Mon Aug-03-09 10:06 PM
Amen to ^that^ ... and that & that :9

(The innocence & purity of little children) -- *Yesssss*


81213, RE: Wisdom Sharing ....
Posted by tonka truck, Mon Aug-03-09 06:40 PM
well it's respectful to say hello
blink and don't focus on solid
but believe in unseen things
then you can sustain anything-?

what confuse
freedom thanks you for reaching for it
and as tall as you have grown you grasped
sublime topics of who we are but what is our purpose?
81226, RE: Wisdom Sharing ....
Posted by PhotoSynthesis, Mon Aug-03-09 10:23 PM
Hello!

*blink~blink*


:)



81215, babygirl why don't you walk with ur head down...
Posted by jhamila, Mon Aug-03-09 07:53 PM
random folk round my way
81216, From Father
Posted by jhamila, Mon Aug-03-09 07:54 PM
Faith. Family. Education. Health. Credit. Freedom...protect them with your life.
81227, protect them with your life ...
Posted by PhotoSynthesis, Mon Aug-03-09 10:24 PM
Smart man, your Daddy! -- :9


*True Indeed*

81461, RE: Wisdom Sharing ....
Posted by PhotoSynthesis, Tue Aug-18-09 06:33 PM
Going to church doesnít make you a Christian, anymore than standing in your garage makes you a car ...


But y'all know that already, don'tcha? -- :P

81462, Oh! ... and ...
Posted by PhotoSynthesis, Tue Aug-18-09 06:36 PM
Revenge is a "poison" meant for others, which we usually end up swallowing ourselves ... :9 -- *Yuck*

... because "vengence" is a ~dark light~ that blinds all who seek it.

...... so donít argue with Idiots... They'll bring you down to their level and beat you with experience!


*Word*



81469, a
Posted by Babynoon, Wed Aug-19-09 03:02 PM
..way to a man's heart is through his little ole stomach.


Find what's wrong with this wisdom share....eye's looking up going left and right.

:) I'm bad at this stuff
81934, It's True Tho ...
Posted by PhotoSynthesis, Sat Sep-19-09 11:59 AM
Fellas now~a~daze really appreciate a chick who can get in the kitchen and whip up summmthin' home~made and tasty! -- *YeP~YeP*

MickeyD's, the Colonel, and Pizza Hut gits old after awhile, nahmean? -- :P

81470, RE: Wisdom Sharing ....
Posted by ak_reborn, Wed Aug-19-09 03:51 PM
A wise man sees failure as progress, a fool divorces his knowledge and misses the logic, And loses his soul in the process, obsessed with nonsense with a caricature that has no content
81471, RE: Wisdom Sharing ....
Posted by ak_reborn, Wed Aug-19-09 03:58 PM


Today is what it is, but only because yesterday was what it was..
81472, RE: Wisdom Sharing ....
Posted by ak_reborn, Wed Aug-19-09 03:59 PM

warrior has an axe to bury
but he has to learn to discern between enemy and adversary






Sorry had to share these 3, casue their some of my favourite.
81935, ^Those^ R Some Good Ones ak ...
Posted by PhotoSynthesis, Sat Sep-19-09 12:02 PM
I can relate to them all -- Thanx 4 Sharing insight!


81477, ah-my aunt told me hoes chill in the park
Posted by Ezzsential, Thu Aug-20-09 11:01 AM

my granma said i should have went to school to be a nurse.

my fam sux

that was it!~




I can find many gliches- instant gratification ass mutha****z
81936, RE: ah-my aunt told me hoes chill in the park
Posted by PhotoSynthesis, Sat Sep-19-09 12:05 PM
Your auntie is funny! -- :P

I guess she wanted you to stay outtta da park, huh?


But being a nurse ain't a bad thang -- *Nope* -- (A very noble & gratifying profession)






81489, RE: Wisdom Sharing ....
Posted by newolf, Fri Aug-21-09 01:39 AM
saw this and it's been a while ...

i come from an old, irish Catholic tradition, and this is one of the classic pearls of wisdom that has been passed down to me.
it's about moving on from past relationships (romantic, friendship, professional, etc.)... it goes like this:

"when Jesus sent his disciples out into the world, he told them to spread the Gospel to all. But he told the disciples that if they came to a town that didn't accept them, that they were to pass through the town, and shake the dust of the town from their sandals and continue on." Sometimes, past relationships are the dust on your sandals, and you just gotta shake them off and keep on moving.

81937, Good Word ...
Posted by PhotoSynthesis, Sat Sep-19-09 12:08 PM
>Sometimes, past relationships are the dust on your sandals, & you just gotta shake 'em off and keep on movin'.


I've seen this strain of philosophy in threads ^UP^ above too!

81905, RE: Wisdom Sharing ....
Posted by Pit Bull, Thu Sep-17-09 09:21 PM
After a night out, my boss recently told me

"If you can't run with the big dogs lay on the porch with the pups."

I know it just means if you can't hang get the fuck out the way, but it really got me thinking, and also made me realize that once upon a time we were all pups. Sometimes you gotta recognize your limitations and keep yourself from biting off more than you can chew- with a family, a promotion, material possessions, whatever -cause if you're not ready for it, it'll kick your ass.

Just like waking up drunk on a work day.
81938, *Chuckles*
Posted by PhotoSynthesis, Sat Sep-19-09 12:11 PM
Ain't that the truth! -- *Yuuup*

Stayin' on the porch for a lil' while ain't such a bad thang.but sometimes pups be hiding ^UP^ under the porch and don't wanna come out! -- :P


Good Word!