Life Lessons

Posted by: Maximus

Life Lessons - 06/19/15 10:06 AM

The Shepherd’s Boy

There was once a young Shepherd Boy who tended his
sheep at the foot of a mountain near a dark forest. It was
rather lonely for him all day, so he thought upon a plan
by which he could get a little company and some excitement.
He rushed down towards the village calling out
“Wolf, Wolf,” and the villagers came out to meet him,
and some of them stopped with him for a considerable
time. This pleased the boy so much that a few days afterwards
he tried the same trick, and again the villagers came
to his help. But shortly after this a Wolf actually did come
out from the forest, and began to worry the sheep, and the
boy of course cried out “Wolf, Wolf,” still louder than
before. But this time the villagers, who had been fooled
twice before, thought the boy was again deceiving them,
and nobody stirred to come to his help. So the Wolf made
a good meal off the boy’s flock, and when the boy complained,
the wise man of the village said: “A liar will not
be believed, even when he speaks the truth.”

Posted by: Maximus

Re: Life Lessons - 06/19/15 10:08 AM

The Man and the Wooden God

In the old days men used to worship stones and idols, and prayed to them to give them luck. It happened that a Man
had often prayed to a wooden idol he had received from
his father, but his luck never seemed to change. He prayed
and he prayed, but still he remained as unlucky as ever.
One day in the greatest rage he went to the Wooden God
and with one blow swept it down from its pedestal. The
idol broke in two, and what did he see? An immense number
of coins flying all over the place.

As she has planted, so does she harvest; such is the field of karma.
Posted by: Maximus

Re: Life Lessons - 06/19/15 10:09 AM

The Ant and the Grasshopper

One summer’s day a Grasshopper was hopping about,
chirping and singing to its heart’s content. An Ant passed
by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking
to the nest. “Why not come and chat with me,” said
the Grasshopper, “instead of toiling and working in that
way?” “I am helping to lay up food for the winter,” said
the Ant, “and recommend you to do the same.” “Why
bother about winter?” asked the Grasshopper. “We’ve got
plenty of food at present.” But the Ant went on its way
and continued its toil. When the winter came the Grasshopper
had no food and found itself dying of hunger while it saw the ants distributing corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer. Then the Grasshopper

It is best to prepare for the days of necessity.
Posted by: PHOGUSHER

Re: Life Lessons - 06/19/15 01:58 PM

Ok tell me about that guy from
Posted by: n00sh

Re: Life Lessons - 06/19/15 02:09 PM

his dick was so long he could suck it
Posted by: PHOGUSHER

Re: Life Lessons - 06/19/15 02:33 PM

Yes but whats the moral of the story????? A man and his ear shall never part...or something like that....
Posted by: Maximus

Re: Life Lessons - 06/22/15 12:57 PM

The Trumpeter Taken Prisoner

A Trumpeter during a battle ventured too near the enemy
and was captured by them. They were about to proceed
to put him to death when he begged them to hear his plea
for mercy. “I do not fight,” said he, “and indeed carry no
weapon; I only blow this trumpet, and surely that cannot
harm you; then why should you kill me?” “You may not
fight yourself,” said the others, “but you encourage and
guide your men to the fight.”

Words may be deeds.
Posted by: Maximus

Re: Life Lessons - 06/22/15 12:59 PM

The Wind and the Sun

The Wind and the Sun were disputing which was the
stronger. Suddenly they saw a traveler coming down the
road, and the Sun said: “I see a way to decide our dispute.
Whichever of us can cause that traveler to take off his
cloak shall be regarded as the stronger. You begin.” So the Sun retired behind a cloud, and the Wind began to blow as hard as it could upon the traveler. But the harder he blew the more closely did the traveler wrap his cloak
round him, till at last the Wind had to give up in despair.
Then the Sun came out and shone in all his glory upon
the traveler, who soon found it too hot to walk with his
cloak on.

Posted by: Maximus

Re: Life Lessons - 06/23/15 09:48 AM

“In the end
these things matter most:
How well did you love?
How fully did you live?
How deeply did you let go?”

― Gautama Buddha/ aka Mark Mangino grin
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Re: Life Lessons - 06/23/15 09:50 AM

“Do you have the patience to wait
Till your mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving
Till the right action arises by itself?”
― Lao Tzu
Posted by: Maximus

Re: Life Lessons - 08/13/15 01:48 PM

Words of wisdom: I've learned that ......

I've learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.

I've learned that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.

I've learned that it's not what you have in your life, but who you have in your life that counts.

I've learned that you shouldn't compare yourself to the best others can do, but to the best you can do.

I've learned that you can keep going long after you think you can't.

I've learned that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place.

I've learned that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I've learned that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I've learned that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.

I've learned that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

I've learned that your family won't always be there for you. It may seem funny, but people you aren't related to can take care of you and love you and teach you to trust people again. Families aren't biological.

I've learned that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

I've learned that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

I've learned that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.

I've learned that credentials on the wall do not make you a smart human being.

I've learned that if people don't like who you are, then they don't love you, and you don't need them in your lives.

Posted by: Maximus

Re: Life Lessons - 10/31/15 12:46 PM

Eat the right way

Digestion is not only centred on what you eat but also how you eat. Ayurveda recommends that before you eat anything, you need to be calm, If you are stressed, depressed, angry or rushed, it is better not to eat, or only very lightly. You should try to eat in a peaceful place, chew your food gently and remember not to overeat to allow your food to taste better and your digestion to be improved.

Posted by: Maximus

Re: Life Lessons - 11/14/15 09:47 AM

This sin of greed. Very relevant on Wall Street especially during the 2008 Financial Crisis.

noun: greed

intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or food.

Posted by: Fabiola15

Re: Life Lessons - 05/01/16 06:11 PM


“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.”
Posted by: Maximus

Re: Life Lessons - 01/16/18 10:49 AM

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Re: Life Lessons - 03/01/18 11:34 AM

Moral of "The miser and his gold": Wealth unused might as well not exist

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Re: Life Lessons - 06/27/18 08:44 AM

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Re: Life Lessons - 08/02/18 11:02 AM

Posted by: tophawk87

Re: Life Lessons - 08/04/18 09:33 PM

Micah 6:8
He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justly,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God?
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Re: Life Lessons - 09/25/18 04:55 PM

Posted by: Maximus

Re: Life Lessons - 11/25/18 08:40 PM

Medieval Chivalric virtues

Thus I say that the Knightly Virtues be these: Prowess, Courage, Honesty, Loyalty, Generosity, Faith, Courtesy, and Franchise.

In the 8th Century, upon the occasion of his coronation as Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne published a list of knightly virtues:

Love God Love your neighbour Give alms to the poor Entertain strangers Visit the sick Be merciful to prisoners Do ill to no man, nor consent unto such Forgive as ye hope to be forgiven Redeem the captive Help the oppressed Defend the cause of the widow and orphan Render righteous judgement Do not consent to any wrong Persevere not in wrath Shun excess in eating and drinking Be humble and kind Serve your liege lord faithfully Do not steal Do not perjure yourself, nor let others do so Envy, hatred and violence separate men from the Kingdom of God Defend the Church and promote her cause.