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Loop jou pad

Die pad wat jy loop is wonderlik wanner jy jouself is. Moenie iemand probeer wees vir ander mense nie. Loop jou pad, doen wat jy wil en se wat jy dink.

Server moved and a few quotes

So it turns out the moving the server was not that hard, if you know what you are doing. There was more than 10 years of stuff on it. Sometimes it is good to clean out.

I’ve thought about a lot of things the past week. Here are a few quotes that I stumbled into. First one I wrote myself.

Some people’s confidence comes from when others are silenced. That is the worst game you can play and everyone ends up hating.

Warkanum

“Often, the greater our ignorance about something, the greater our resistance to change.”

Marc Bekoff, Animals Matter

“Nothing is burdensome if taken lightly, and nothing need arouse one’s irritation so long as one doesn’t make it bigger than it is by getting irritated.”

― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“The first and most important field of philosophy is the application of principles such as “Do not lie.” Next come the proofs, such as why we should not lie. The third field supports and articulates the proofs, by asking, for example, “How does this prove it? What exactly is a proof, what is logical inference, what is contradiction, what is truth, what is falsehood?” Thus, the third field is necessary because of the second, and the second because of the first. The most important, though, the one that should occupy most of our time, is the first. But we do just the opposite. We are preoccupied with the third field and give that all our attention, passing the first by altogether. The result is that we lie – but have no difficulty proving why we shouldn’t.”

Epictetus, The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness and Effectiveness

“It is more necessary for the soul to be cured than the body; for it is better to die than to live badly.”

Epictetus

“Today I escaped anxiety. Or no, I discarded it, because it was within me, in my own perceptions — not outside.”

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“Common man’s patience will bring him more happiness than common man’s power.”

Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“No man is good by chance. Virtue is something which must be learned.”

Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“Stop obeying a dictator; you will then see that he is nothing! Stop obeying a king; you will then see that he is nothing! If you refuse the Devil, you will then see that he will shade away!”

Mehmet Murat ildan

Wat is n ontsagwekkende dag / What is a awesome day

Wat maak n ontsagwekkende dag? Dis nie die bollie werk of die rye waarin mens moes staan by die winkel. Nee. Dis daai oomblik wanner jou hondjie verby jou hardloop met n slipper wat sy gesteel het. Wanner jy daai glimlag kry en als los om agter haar aan te hardloop. Onskuldig maar stout. Wanner jy net die oomblik in jou kop het en van al die ander goed vergeet.

Die dae wanner jy n prentjie of boodskap sien en dit aktiveer duisende emosies en gedagtes. As jy op gelig kan word deur die klein goedjies. Om met iemand te praat oor wat jy doen en eenvoudig net n konneksie te maak.

As jy iets reg kry wat jy nie gedink het jy kan doen nie. Dis n ongelooflike gevoel.

Sulke dae is ontsagwekkend en iets om oor te skryf.

English Translation:

What makes an awesome day? It’s not the bore of work or the rows in which one had to stand at the store. No. It’s that moment when your puppy runs past you with a slipper she stole. When you get that smile and leave everything to run after her. Innocent but naughty. When you just have that moment in your head and forget about everything else.

The days when you see a picture or message and it activates thousands of emotions and thoughts. If you can be lifted by the little things. Talking to someone about what you do and just making a connection.

If you get something right that you didn’t think you could do. It’s an incredible feeling.

Such days are awesome and something to write about.