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Your Life - Choose It

 
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PostPosted: Mon 17 Dec, 2007 3:54 pm    Post subject: Your Life - Choose It Reply with quote

My friend and national columnist wrote this column about choosing your life. He called it "You Are What You Do". Here it is:http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/RobertFulford.html


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PostPosted: Mon 17 Dec, 2007 11:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Your Life - Choose It Reply with quote

MEF wrote:
My friend and national columnist wrote this column about choosing your life. He called it "You Are What You Do". Here it is:http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/RobertFulford.html


I like this column. I agree with him. I remember once someone sneered at something, saying "what are we, human doings, or human beings?" At the time it sounded sort of wise, but something about the statement bothered me. Didn't have time to think about it at the time, but the statement stuck with me (bothering me). Glad that Aristotle (and Fulford) come to the rescue to explain that human beings aren't neatly separated from their doings, particularly their habitual doings.

Sobering, eh?



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PostPosted: Tue 18 Dec, 2007 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's one of those articles where I found myself nodding in agreement as I read it. It contains the sort of wisdom I wish I'd found when I was younger but I think one has to have lived through enough of life's experiences oneself before one can recognise and understand the basic truths.

The article brought to mind this quotation:
"Watch your thoughts. They become words. Watch your words. They become deeds. Watch your deeds. They become habits. Watch your habits. They become character. Character is everything." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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