do not criticise – do
— Joseph Hall
There once was a wise man in the village who was visited by a fellow who had questions he’d been pondering for quite some time.
The fellow said to the wise man, “I’ve been trying to figure out what’s more important, Sir. The looking backwards that comes with hindsight, or the looking forward that comes with foresight? I have found that I’m able to learn lessons from past experiences by using hindsight, however, I’m also able to foresee future potential road blocks and pitfalls by using foresight.”
The wise man sat patiently, listening intently to the fellow with his question. When the fellow was finished, the wise men reached over and handed him a straight board and then asked the fellow to bend the board. The fellow tried to bend the board, but it was too thick.
"The board is like the dilemma in your question…it’s one board with two different ends," said the wise man.
"That’s exactly it, so now what?" asked the fellow.
The wise man went on to explain that one needs a balancing point, a point where you can see both ends, or both points, simultaneously. “What you need, my fellow, is insight; which is vision in the moment, that’s the transfer point between hindsight and foresight. Insight is neither hindsight or foresight, yet it is of both.”
Even more confused, the fellow muttered, “I don’t quite follow.”
The wise man continued, “Have you ever seen a teeter-totter?”
"Yes I have," replied the fellow.
"Well," said the wise man, "The focal point, or in other words, the point of balance in the middle of the teeter-totter that makes the ride possible is like insight. That focal point makes it possible for hindsight and foresight to transfer their energy and wisdom between one another. This point is also the birthplace of the two endpoints because it is the only spot that isn’t a part of the past or a part of the future. What you do at this point of insight becomes your past, and what you do here at this point of insight determines your future. So, my friend, you might say that the balance point is insight-and the board represents hindsight at one end and foresight at the other. Just as the balance point transforms a simple board into a fun ride as a teeter-totter; so does insight effect our lives when we use the balance point of insight." The wise man paused, allowing the fellow to absorb what he had said.
You see, insight operates in the moment, it’s instantaneous-it’s not of time-it’s simply a marker between the past and the future; another way to explain it would be as a porthole between the past and future. Insight is a transformational point in which life happens when one is completely attentive to each moment, to the present, which is where we live our lives, moment by moment.
The problem we so often experience is that we give our attention to the past or the future, at the expense of attending the all-important present moment. We worry about our past or fret about our future and in that process we give up our opportunity to exercise any influence we have in our lives, which can only happen in the here and now.
© V.P. Mosser
— Stephen King, Wolves of the Calla
"real people are on facebook"
is not as simple as that though…
2007, and I said the last goodbye to my 3rd facebook profile;
There’s still something left there; a fan page.
7 years ago, I tried to separate my off-line life from my on-line existence
still doing it…
in a few years time,
most probably I will struggle to do the same that easy with my avatar (no sh*t)
I have met 100+ people in real life
after a contact initiated ON-line.
Same questions by all,
same answers by me…
It is just that it seems, looks, feels weird to be real in here.
I hope you get this, the rest when and if we manage to get together; F2F.
I am not a bot, there are no twitter farmers who tweet for me;
I AM NOT what you think. (/thought for those of you who know by now)
But hold on;
more than 3000 of you come and go – visit and return, monthly;
Thank you all!
I feel obliged to tell you This:thaT
I am real, stop wondering…
I do curate myself what is real –
to read, access, have a look,
listen to, click to.
You may have found me through twitter,
you may have be following/stalking me since those early days of facebook,
It’s been a decade already!
You may be a unique visitor.
It’s been a few secs already?
You are UNIQUE (as a visitor too)
You are REAL
so am I
Do not forget to visit:
my facebook (#LOL) page
neither my fetish Page
I am not a Digital Marketing guy,
I DO ♥ Cryptos.
my biggest e-addiction BTC, visit my beautiful bitcoinful!
Do not ask about my ventures, I venture a lot.
Ask me what
Ask me how
only when we meet…
(if we will ever do)
If we had met and you haven’t yet,
apologies for disappearing.
In real life I do not Press Clicks
Will you now?
Yours for Real,
Constantine aka Koqoo
I am just putting before you
a real life example from my own digital-life
to solve your future problems
I have to go…
to live is the rarest thing in the world.
most people just
No matter how old you are now. You are never too young or too old for success or going after what you want.
Here’s a short list of people who accomplished & (against the odds) great things at different ages…
1) Helen Keller At the age of 19 months Helen became deaf & blind. But that didn’t stop her.She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree
2) Mozart was already competent on keyboard & violin, he composed from the age of 5
3) Shirley Temple was 6 when she became a movie star on “Bright Eyes”
4) Anne Frank was 12 when she wrote the diary of Anne Frank
5) Magnus Carlsen became a chess Grandmaster at the age of 13 years
6) Nadia Comăneci At age 14, gymnast of Romania scored seven perfect 10.0 and won three gold medals at the Olympics
7) Tenzin Gyatso was formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama November 1950, at the age of 15
8) Pele soccer superstar was 17 years old when he won the world cup in 1958 with Brazil
9) Elvis was a Superstar by age 19
10) John Lennon was 20 years & Paul Mcartney 18 when the Beatles had their first concert in1961
11) Jesse Owens was 22 when he won 4 gold medals in Berlin 1936
12) Beethoven was a Piano virtuoso by age 23
13) Issac Newton at 24 wrote Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica.
14) Roger Bannister was 25 When he broke the 4 minute mile record
15) Albert Einstein was 26 when he wrote the theory of relativity
16) Lance E Armstrong was 27 when he won the tour de France
17) Michelangelo created the two of the greatest sculptures “David” and “Pieta” by age 28
18) Alexander the Great by age 29, had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world
19) J.K.Rowling was 30 years old when she finished the first manuscript for Harry Potter
20) Amelia Earhart was 31 years old when she became the first woman 2 fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
21) Oprah was 32 when she started her talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind
22) Edmund Hillary was 33 when he became the first man to reach Mount Everest (highest Mountain in the world
23) Martin Luther King jr was 34 When he did the speech “I have a dream”
24) Marie Curie was 35 years old when she got nominated 4 Nobel Prize in Physics 1903
25) The Wright brothers, Orville (was 32 ) & Wilbur (was 36) when they invented & built the world’s first successful airplane & making the first controlled, powered & sustained heavier-than-air human flight
26) Vincent Van Gogh was 37 when he died & virtually unknown yet his paintings today are worth millions
27) Neil Armstrong was 38 when he became the first man to set foot on the moon
28) Mark Twain was 40 when he wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and 49 years old for Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
29) Christopher Columbus was 41 when he discovered the Americas
30) Rosa Parks was 42 when she refused 2 obey bus driver’s order 2 give up her seat 2 make room for a white passenger.
31) John F. Kennedy was 43years when he became President of the United States
32) Henry Ford Was 45 when the Ford T came out
33) Suzanne Collins was 46 when she wrote “ The Hunger Games”
34) Charles Darwin was 50 years old when his book On the Origin of Species came out
35) Leonardo Da Vinci was 51 years old when he painted the Mona Lisa
36) Abraham Lincoln was 52 when he became president
37) Ray Kroc Was 53 when he bought the McDonalds Franchise and took it to unprecedented levels
38) Dr. Seuss was 54 when he wrote “the cat in the hat”
40) Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III was 57 years old when he successfully ditched US Airways Flight 1549, in the Hudson River in, 2009. All of the 155 passengers aboard the aircraft survived.
41) Colonel Harland Sanders was 61 when he started the KFC Franchise
42) J R R Tolkien was 62 when the lord of the ring books came out
43) Ronald Reagan was 69 when he became President of the United States
44) Jack Lalane at age 70 handcuffed, shackled, towed 70 rowboats
45) Nelson Mandela was 76 When he Became President
— Leslie Dean Brown