Of course, my personal Good may disagree with some other people's standards of Good, but hey, that's their problem, not mine. (Those are also usually people who I have a problem with, so, yeah. Live and let live.) Either way, I don't let other people influence me and my actions, as long as I toe the line enough to keep out of serious trouble. Heh.
My main philosophy for life is the glass half full thing. You may think I'm some crazy happy person but really I'm not. I just try my hardest to stay optimistic and that has surely gotten me much further than I would have if I were to look at situations normally all the time.
In my opinion, if you behave more optimistically, you will be more likely to keep trying instead of giving up after a failure. You might do more than you expected, even if the effort is not successful, it can be a positive learning experience, suggesting a different way to tackle a similar problem the next time.
Regardless of what you do for work, you should think of the positive outcomes. If your job is scrubbing floors, stand back and admire how shiny and clean they look. Regardless of whether you’re overweight, underweight or average set yourself achievable goals, and don’t be so shallow because not many people want to be around a glass half empty person.
Surround yourself with positive, upbeat people. But be aware that if you are always negative and always see only the dark side of things, the optimists in your life may eventually give up on you. Focus on situations that you can control, and forget those you can’t.
Of course nobody can be happy all the time but you can start by turning all your negative thoughts into positive ones.
I get most of my personal philosophies from Dumbledore. Sometimes Sirius Black too.
- Don't judge others based on how they treat equals, judge them on how they treat inferiors. - To the well organized mind, death is but the next great adventure. - It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
I like to rephrase the idea that "all humans are created equal." I disagree entirely.
If every one of us was created equal, then there wouldn't be rich or poor people, deformed people, or even people with defining traits (you know, all of us.)
I like to rephrase it to say that all humans have equal human potential. While it may require some work, I believe that any human could potentially do what any other human being on the planet can do given enough time. I believe that anyone could've been Einstein or Tesla. We celebrate these people not because their Einstein and Tesla. If we do that, why can't we celebrate me? I'm me! Rather, we celebrate these people because of the amazing things they've achieved, not because they are them. Everyone's somebody.
I also like to say play life to win, but play for fun. Play the game, try, and do what you can, but if you fail, that's okay. As long as you've enjoyed yourself and allowed others to enjoy themselves, then you've lived well.
I believe the goal in one's life should be to realize themselves and become the greatest self they can be, to enjoy themselves, and to help others do those things as well.
thesurrealisticMindFeatured By OwnerJan 14, 2013Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, I understand what you mean on the whole 'all humans are equal' thing. I think its safe to say some people are born with natural advantages in life, while others aren't (like smarts). But like you said, it's up to the individual to make the best out of what they have been given.
after struggling with some mental stuff a few years ago, I came across the saying "if today was perfect, there'd be no need for tomorrow"...and I live by that! I'm not a "yolo" or a live for each day type...I like to plan and have a dream I want to achieve... but that's just me! It helps if I get down or don't accomplish something that I wanted to to remember that I have tomoro!
Never confine yourself things that may limit your own faith. There are other philosophies than that I live by. But this is one of many special philosophies, for this not only allows me to expand my faith beyond Science, Religion, and Philosophy, but it also allows me to embrace and accept facts of life without fear.
I believe that one day, there will be a time where death will be knocking at my door. Everyday to me is one life lived. So far, since I was born, I've lived over 6570 lives of which I could have made so much value out of many of them. Unfortunately however, there is none that I consider to be valuable. When days like that come, I'll cherish those days, for they have more value to me than any recorded era in the history of the world. Those days are nothing compared to my own, and I'll share those days to others if necessary in order to provide wisdom as well. "Good days" as we label them, spoil our character. One human flaw I think we have is that we try to remember too much. We need to remember what's really important and significant to us that makes us truly want to remember, so there isn't much value in nostalgia to be honest.
As far as philosophy goes, I would consider myself a supporter of principled inequality. That is to say, I support a system where inequality prevails, but fairness, justice, and honesty are still valued. This may seem contradictory to a lot of people, but to me we can't all be equal because we're all different and unique with our strengths and weaknesses. Equality is what restrains great individuals and encourages people to be parasites. If you really want to help someone, you don't give things away to them, you teach them how they can help themselves.
People often see human society as a pyramid, with a few individuals at the top, and many at the bottom. Some people say this is fine the way it is, others want to knock down the pyramid so that everyone can be at the bottom. I take the more balanced approach that the pyramid should still exist, but it needs to be radically transformed. Instead of being a solid, unchanging pyramid, it should be a fluid pyramid with people constantly climbing to be on the top. That way the elites don't get too secure in their power, and people with the "strength" for it will be able to climb as high as they can. If you want, you can work with others along the way, but make too many enemies, and they could gang up on you.
The 88 Precepts of David Lane are a close representation of my beliefs, as I found myself agreeing with about 90% of them, but thought the other 10% were too hateful/extreme/etc. In the end, you just have to stay true to yourself, go with what makes the most sense to you, and look for truth in the places where you'd least expect it.
Yes, it seems principled inequality is something few can see the virtue of, and fewer still would actually agree with. Even so, life is far more than just a popularity contest. Yeah, it's like that saying about how you should be yourself, because nobody else can do it better than you. You'll never make everyone happy, so you might as well make yourself and the people you like happy. That doesn't mean to be selfish or arrogant, just don't let other people walk all over you.
This is almost universal and is better than what Christianity tries to sell. Note that what is shows shous morality being centered on others while Christianity and it's commandments center on an invisible imaginary God.
I try to follow as many rules from the Bushido, mostly from the Hagakure.
it's not like I'm a samurai and walk around with a katana challenging strangers to kendo duels in search for a lord to adopt me, no Bushido has many norms and tips on life that are applicable to anyone's life and that in fact makes one's life more peaceful and simple.