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The Purpose of Life , post by James Radcliffe

When I talk about value I mean: anything that adds life.  Value can be in anything that you create, do, or are.  It could be something you make with your hands, it could be a piece of art, it could be a meal, it could be a house; but it could just as easily be a feeling that you create within yourself and then share, or an act of kindness towards yourself or another.  It could be telling the truth, it could be holding someones hand, it could be creating the 8th wonder of the world.

But creating value in a vacuum is empty.  To share the value that you have created with others results in a far greater and deeper happiness than creating value alone.

Happiness is not the same as pleasure.  Pleasure is generally momentary, and generally serves only the person partaking in it.  It is not lasting, nor does it necessarily benefit others (unless it holds value).  Happiness is a different feeling.  It is hard to pin down with language, but we all know it when we feel it.

 

Read the complete post on :

http://jamesradcliffe.com/2013/12/22/the-purpose-of-life/

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Spotted on Tumblr : The Hysterical Society

CDV Portrait of a young girl - Sweden - c.1915 by Patrick Bradley 70 on Flickr.

^^^ http://thehystericalsociety.tumblr.com/post/53022256835/cdv-portrait-of-a-young-girl-sweden-c-1915-by

This picture actually came from a collector of vintage pictures : http://www.flickr.com/photos/90543201@N03/

A vast archive of vintage photos !!

http://thehystericalsociety.tumblr.com/archive

Enjoy the time warp ….

When it stays much too quiet here on the blog , see https://twitter.com/alleswatis

Spotted on Tumblr : Death’s Head and the Sickly Child

anachronisticfairytales: Eugenio Recuenco

 

^^^ http://deathsheadandthesicklychild.tumblr.com/

Not sure what the main theme is of this Tumblr thread , but it is an amazing absurd gathering of weird realistic pictures , vintage photos ( real or newly made  ) , artistic photos , fairy tales , fashion pictures , advertising drawings , ….

Anyway …..  enjoy as much as I did  !!!!

Follow me more closely on https://twitter.com/alleswatis when it stays much too quiet here on my blog

Spotted : funny website facts.fm

Spotted : funny website facts.fm

^^^ http://www.facts.fm/7-unbelievable-facts/7/

This is how a waterdrop bouncing in a few microseconds looks like

^^^ http://www.facts.fm/7-unbelievable-facts/5/

This 102 year old abandoned ship is now a floating forest. You can find it in Homebush Bay, Sydney, Australia. Beautiful

Through my own Twitter account https://twitter.com/alleswatis , I discovered this ( retweeted ) website facts.fm , which says about itself :

“For the Curious People”

We’re journalists and researchers. We’re passionate statistics nerds with too much time. We’re focused on educating curious people from around the world.

A top educational destination, Just So You Know features the most important, crazy, weird, funny, awesome, unbelievable, and amazing local and world-wide facts, tips and knowledge. @Know is Europe’s most followed fact page on Twitter, created Nov 30, 2010

http://www.facts.fm/know/

It is a website for enjoying moments of light-hearted pictures , coming in categories : Science , Wow , Nature , Bizarre , and Worldwide . From time to time , there might be some really astonishing thing to discover over there , like the falling water droplet in the heading of this post  .

Spotted : a blog about miniature photography

 

Photo : Welcome home.

^^^  https://mirrenaudax.wordpress.com/2013/11/09/welcome-home/

Also on  https://www.facebook.com/MuseumOfSubatomicTourism

A photographer who enjoys taking pictures of miniature objects and bringing them to life in a very realistic decor . Appreciate the very good skills needed to realize such pictures ! Lots of Sci Fi pictures on the blog .

He can also make very moving pictures . Here is one at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin , titled ” To forget a Holocaust , is to kill twice ” . Love it : the setting , the light , … and you immediately recognize it is made at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin .

 

For Holocaust Memorial Day.

 

^^^  https://mirrenaudax.wordpress.com/2013/01/26/to-forget-a-holocaust-is-to-kill-twice/

Spotted : WP blog ‘analytical perspective’

Wall mounted desk by Valcucine 1 Minimalist Home Office with Wall Mounted Desk

Just spotted this blog , and found some very nice things to keep always in mind .

On making choices :

 

Personal Responsibility

What am I saying? I’m saying, take responsibility for who you are, how you feel, and what you do. The next time you feel stressed over something ask yourself, “Is there anything I can do or could have done to prevent the stress?” If there is nothing you could have done then take comfort in that and let it go. If there was another solution, if you could have done better, then use the experience and practice making better choices. Remind yourself that whatever is bothering you is over—or it can be over—if you choose it. Let your next step be to find a solution.

Ways to Encourage Better Choices

Seek guidance from positive social influences (e.g. friends, family, counselors).

Look for networking opportunities.

Join a group of interest that reminds you that you possess untapped potential.

Don’t wallow; pick yourself up and move forward.

Remember that tomorrow is a new day and full of potential for success.

Surround yourself with motivating influences.

Give yourself a break. No one is perfect.

Leave the past in the past.

Do the best you can and feel proud of your effort.

Never give up.

Stop comparing yourself to others; you are unique and possess equal worth.

Consider the possibilities and make a list of them.

Ask yourself if what happened will kill you. If the difficulty is not life-threatening, let it go.

 

Read much more of the complete post on :

 

http://analyticalperspective.wordpress.com/2013/11/23/choices-do-you-always-have-one/

 

‘Spotted’ will become  a separate category here on my blog , where I will post a gem of a post or an article , that caught my attention , my appreciation , or my admiration . In doing so , it will not be lost in the very big world of the internet .

In the future , I  hope to be able to use self made digital pictures here on my blog , instead of those ( unpersonal ) copy pasted pics . Err … I am a technical newbee figuring it out on my own , so bear with me .

 

Source pictures : http://housepict.com/minimalist-home-office-with-wall-mounted-desk/#more-2635