Nor Is This One

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. ~Calvin Coolidge

Nor Is This OneHair: Dura, Girl55 **NEW** . Necklace: [Mandala], Nyorai . Eyes: Verse Eye, Serenade Green .

Ha! And if anyone says it is, I will deny, deny, deny. I am not blogging for another week. When I parked my car at my home Wednesday after work, I locked her tight and didn’t move her until going to work this AM. I was watching the show 60 Minutes last night and an author/speaker named Malcolm Gladwell was telling how when we are the underdog we are forced to come up with creative means to satisfy a need, when we can’t do the thing we are required to do we look for alternate routes to take. The article went on to mention how successful people with disabilities find ways to “work around” their disabilities and are often more successful than their “normal” cohorts. The point? Well not much, since I’m not blogging this week. But I’ll leave you to think about this. In a world where we make excuses for our failures, or worse yet, make excuses for the failures of our children, why don’t we turn it around and teach the principal of accepting what fate has given to us and learning positive ways to make what we do have more meaningful and fulfilling? Well, that’s just my two cents worth, take it for what ever it means to you, I reckon probably not a lot. As for me, I’m still mulling it over and not blogging. Have a great week!

Rock on

6 thoughts on “Nor Is This One

  1. Wow, Cao you look stunning with that hair. And somehow different. 😀 and too Damn right. My dad used to say ‘there are no excuses’. Full stop. That is his mantra about everything. 😄

  2. “… why don’t we turn it around and teach the principle of accepting what fate has given to us and learning positive ways to make what we do have more meaningful and fulfilling?”

    Because it requires the acceptance of personal responsibility for what we do with our lives, and that is sadly very difficult for many to accept. If we truly did, we’d have to also stop blaming anyone or anything else for our lot, and just get on with doing what we’re capable of, and what we might have been in fact been put on this place to do. Instead, we’ve learned from an early age that we’re special and that we are entitled to be taken care of, that someone else is responsible for who are are, what we have, and what we do. This idea is reinforced, over and over again, that we are not the lead *actors* in our lives, but rather *re-actors* to whatever fate hands us. It’s not until the moment we decide, that our lives are the product of our choices (including how we respond to our challenges) that we are truly free of the shackles of dependency on others for our true happiness and self-acceptance…

    Whoa!!! Where the hell did that come from? /me goes back to dreaming up theatrical fantasies… 😉

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