facebook notes for thinkersCopy the text between the dotted line as your note in Facebook, MySpace or other places. Put each of your answer on the line just below each prompt.

To make this an English as a Second / Foreign Language exercise, assign the note with some degree of explanation for each answer, whether a sentence, short paragraph or presentation.

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You may or may not have a philosophy (or attitude) towards the big things in life. Well, this is as good a time as any to find out. And if you do find it, there’s no better time than the present to start living it. This note might take a little soul-searching as well as thinking.

Someone thinks you’re a smart oyster loaded with pearls of wisdom and seeks your vision on 20 big ticket items in life. You can take that with a grain of sand, if you like. If you are to keep that status, though, you must share your wisdom like a sage, in one sentence… the sort that can easily be quoted, texted or Twittered. Don’t try to be pretentious, grandiose, deep or anything. Just be yourself!

So put your CAPS LOCKS key ON to accentuate your answers and let’s get going!

 
1. Happiness

 
2. Adversity

 
3. Success

 
4. Aging

 
5. Love

 
6. Sex

 
7. Faith

 
8. People

 
9. Health

 
10. Money

 
11. Family

 
12. Mistakes

 
13. Feelings

 
14. Work

 
15. Forgiveness

 
16. Education

 
17. Death

 
18. Life

 
19. Living

 
20. Life philosophies

 
One a scale of 1-10, how well are you living your philosophies on these matters?
(1 = hypocrite, 10 = example in action)

 

 
Parting words of wisdom?

 

Please tag some friends to encourage them to try this note, and include me because I want to benefit from your wisdom.

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1. Happiness
IS DIFFERENT THINGS TO DIFFERENT PEOPLE, BUT CANNOT BE KNOWN WITHOUT SADNESS.

2. Adversity
ARE CHALLENGES THAT MAKES LIFE MORE INTERESTING.

3. Success
IS MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHOSE EYES SPARKLE WHEN YOU ARE AROUND THEM.

4. Aging
IS A STATE OF MIND MORE DEPENDENT ON EXPERIENCE AND ATTITUDES THAN TIME.

5. Love
IT IS BETTER TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE.

6. Sex
IS LIKE ICE CREAM IN THAT VANILLA ISN’T GREAT, BUT IT’S BETTER THAN NONE.

7. Faith
BELIEVE IN SOMEONE OR SOMETHING.

8. People
ARE BORN NEUTRAL, AND IT’S MORE THEIR NURTURE THAN NATURE THAT MAKES THEM WHO THEY ULTIMATELY BECOME.

9. Health
IS THE MOST PRECIOUS THING YOU HAVE ABOUT YOURSELF SO TAKE CARE OF IT LIKE IT IS.

10. Money
CAN BUY HAPPINESS, IF YOU KNOW HOW TO SPEND IT, BUT SHOULD BE THOUGHT OF AS A MEANS OF CONVENIENCE FIRST AND FOREMOST.

11. Family
IS CHOSEN BY YOU, NOT BY SOCIETY OR A DICTIONARY.

12. Mistakes
A MISTAKE IS NOT TRULY A MISTAKE IF YOU LEARN SOMETHING VALUABLE FROM IT.

13. Feelings
HAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN, AS MUCH OF EACH AS YOU CAN, WITHOUT LOSING CONTROL.

14. Work
ENJOY IT AS MUCH AS YOU CAN, AND WORK TO LIVE, NOT LIVE TO WORK.

15. Forgiveness
FORGIVE BUT DON’T FORGET.

16. Education
LIFE IS BY FAR THE BEST SCHOOL YOU’LL EVER ATTEND SO TRY NOT TO FAIL ANYTHING AND NEVER DROP OUT.

17. Death
SHOULD BE, BOTH, A CELEBRATION OF ONE’S LIFE AND A MOURNING OF A WORLD WITHOUT THEM FROM THEN ON.

18. Life
IS THE ONLY TRUE SACRED THING.

19. Living
EMBRACE KAIZEN, THE ART OF CONSTANT SELF-IMPROVEMENT.

20. Life philosophies
IT IS GOOD TO HAVE THEM, BUT BETTER TO LIVE THEM.

One a scale of 1-10, how well are you living your philosophies on these matters?
(1 = hypocrite, 10 = example in action)
9

Parting words of wisdom?
LIVE, NOT PREACH, YOUR PHILOSOPHIES TO IMPART THEM ON OTHERS, AND DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE UNTO YOU.

I also wanted to add a philosophy on war that it is the coward’s way of resolving things because those who start them often never even come close to fighting. However, 20 philosophies was more than enough to challenge people, I think.

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