Thursday, November 19, 2015


Today, November 19, (the third Thursday in November) is World Philosophy Day so I offer you this post:

I’ve been thinking (What?  It could happen!!) that the world would be a more peaceful & less hateful place if our children were born of random nationalities.  For instance, what if a Caucasian man got a Japanese woman pregnant & she had a child who was Nigerian?  What if an Iraqi couple had a Korean baby, or even more challenging, an Israeli?  We all love our children, so how could someone hate a group of people just because they were the same nationality as our child?  Think about it—it makes sense (in a fishducky kind of way)!!

For another view on race relations
click here.

There have only been a handful of people recognized as great philosophers since the beginning of recorded history.  There's me, of course, & these other great minds & their quotes below: 

Confucius--Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

Plato--The greatest wealth is to live content with little.

Aristotle--The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.

Mahatma Gandhi--You can't change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it. 

Rabindranath Tagore--Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.

Gautama Buddha--When words are both true and kind they can change the world.

Dalai Lama--Our prime purpose in this is to help others. And, if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.

Chanakya--Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourselves. 

And a few from Will Rogers (Thanks, Carole!!):

Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.

Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works.

Never miss a good chance to shut up.

Always drink upstream from the herd.

If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

If you're riding ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there.

And my personal favorite:

Never squat with your spurs on.

Wonderful news for the world!!
I have found another great philosopher.
He lives online at LandofQuo.com
Below are just some of his thoughts:

Before you judge anyone too harshly, remember this--weirdness is an evolutionary advancement----Mr. Quo (& fishducky)