There’s never nothing going on. There are no ordinary moments
Sometimes you have to lose your mind before you come to your senses
Anger, hatred, violence: They’re all just fear. Fear then, not money, is the root of all evil
The kiosk theory is correct, Except the kiosk is not kiotic but perfectly controlled
The people who are the hardest to love are usually the ones who need it the most
Habit is the problem. All you need to do is to be conscious about your choices & and be responsible for your actions
There is no starting or stopping, only doing
Life is a mystery. Don’t waste time trying to figure it out
Politics is made up of 2 words : ‘Poly’ which means ‘many’ & ‘ticks’ which mean ‘blood-sucking parasites’
Rule 1- Life is not fair. Get used to it
Rule 2- The world won’t care about your self esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself
Rule 3- You will not make 40 thousand dollars a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice president with a car phone, until you earn both.
Rule 4- If you think your teacher is tough, wait til you get a boss. He doesn’t have tenure.
Rule 5- Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping. They called it Opportunity.
Rule 6- If you mess up, it’s not your parent’s fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
Friends- Do They Make You Look Cool or Like a Fool?
“Hey, I thought we agreed about this?”
“Look, I changed my mind okay.”
“But we’re best buddies. Friends are supposed to stick around & help each other. After all, a friend in need is a friend indeed.”
“Sorry pal, that only happens on Disney channel. Besides, I’m your only puppy!”
Sounds ridiculous? Yes, maybe. But what if it really were are real conversation between two homo sapiens?Think that one party is being too selfish?Or perhaps the other party no longer feels comfortable and secure in the other person’s presence and decides to bid ‘adios’ before it’s too late.
A true friend sticks to you like elephant glue (that’s what most art teachers will claim). But are our friends really as sincere as we think? Those who claim to be your friend but who do not respect you for your values and principles will only take you for a ride in a little world of false hopes and pretensions. After all, haven’t we all heard of this little anecdote: being alone is better than having an evil companion but having a sincere companion is better than being alone.
Friends are special because we single-handedly pick them. Besides, we can’t live without our ‘power puff girls’. We enjoy meeting them and talking to them non-stop over the phone. But ‘shopping’ for good friends can be a tricky thing. We’ve all been fed up with doses of Aesop fables regarding who we choose as our friends. Friends should be chosen based on positive character and not on popularity & status.
But so what? (you may ask). it’s not such a big deal even if he or she picks-pockets or talks in a language that no goody-two-shoes will be able to decipher. After all, it’s not like he or she is a drug addict or something. We all have our own faults. Besides, friends are supposed to stick together through thick or thin. Right? Wrong! To remain within the reach of a spotted leopard means that it will surely spring on you one day.
Have we ever realized that we become like those whom we hang out with? Stop & think for a moment. The way we talk, the jokes we crack & the fact that we can’t get enough of Friendster & You Tube. Somehow there is a tinge of similarity when it comes to our personal traits and those of our buddies.
Here is a beautiful analogy that I’d like to share with you on how friends influence our lives. “The example of a sincere companion & a bad one is like a perfume seller. Every time you visit the perfume seller, you benefit from his or her shop: You either get some perfume as a present or you buy some from him. Or sometimes you at least obtain the beautiful fragrance when being with him. On the other hand, when being with the worker on the bellows you might soil your clothes or get a bad stench from him.” These were quoted by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Sociologists say that the ability to maintain friendships ebbs and flows with age. Here are some interesting facts about the number of friends we eventually have throughout our lives.
Number of best friends the average adult has : one or two
Number of casual friends an average adult has : ten to twenty
The amount of time it takes to form a lasting friendship : three years
Time of life when people have the least friends : middle age
Time of life when people have the most number of friends : young adulthood & old age
So, are your friends really worth it? Do they knock some sense in your head or do they make you feel guilty about the things you do together? But apart from judging others based on our own perceptions, we should ask ourselves this most important question: “Am I a sincere friend to others?” Think about that the next time you watch Disney Channel.