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// Thursday, April 30, 2009

Life Lessons (Thus Far)

This is not intended to be a complete list; rather, it's a path forward by looking back.

After all, a "life lessons list" is a list forever in progress.
  • Sentiment in the absence of follow-through is emptiness.
  • Stress is powerful and dangerous. Stress corrupts and disrupts. Stress is a demon and must be exorcised.
  • Absolutes come in shades of grey.
  • Pontification: Everyone does it, few admit to it, and even fewer do it with style.
  • Sometimes you don't get what you pray for — and that's a good thing.
  • Integrity, too often, is like a shooting star: a magnificent streak that cannot be held, and leaves no lasting mark.
  • There are times when it's OK to be "context sensitive," for the sake of safety, sanctity, or sensuality.
  • Doing a good job because it's the right thing to do has been trumped by doing a good job provided the price is right.
  • Many people ride the wave of entitlement all the way to the shores of mediocrity.
  • Sometimes humor really is the best medicine.
  • Lies turn up when you least expect them, especially when they pop out of your own mouth.
  • Naps are good.
  • Perfunctory is a silly sounding word to kids and teenagers, and a performance rating for adults.
  • Making progress can be a lot like squeezing blood from a stone.
  • There is more wit and wisdom in the brevity of proverbs, one-liners, adages, quips, and quotes, than in the verbosity of tiring diatribes and endless expositions.
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