Your philosophy for life

  1. Provide a personal maxim by which the rest of us may rule our lives.
  2. jcsd
  3. Live by your wits. If you have none, solicit some maxims.

    (Just kidding, Loren. Couldn't resist.)
  4. Moonbear

    Moonbear 11,955
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    Be your own person; don't let other people tell you how to live your life.
  5. Math Is Hard

    Math Is Hard 4,635
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    My mama told me: It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.o:)

    She also said: Never wrestle with a pig. You both get dirty but the pig enjoys it.
  6. Everytime you say this I want to ask if you have a brother named Forrest.
  7. Gokul43201

    Gokul43201 11,044
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    So, it's only important to be nice to non-pigs?
  8. take the long way home

    or more fully, "Life is an aimless drive that ya take alone, might as well enjoy the ride: take the long way home."

    - Bloodhound Gang (lol...)
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2006
  9. verty

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    Be pleasant. (think about it)
  10. Astronuc

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    Did she by any chance mention that 'you better shop around'? :biggrin:
  11. Math Is Hard

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    I'm not talking to you people anymore. :grumpy:
  12. Kurdt

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    I don't think you should have one particular thing you should live your life by as the parameters of society and the culture locally nationally and globally is forever changing. All we can do is be open minded to new experiences and choose what we think is right for each situation that comes along based on our past experience and knowledge. We can't just say be nice or thoughtful because we have to define those terms and everybody has a different definition of what being nice is.
  13. My mama always said: "PF is like a box o' chocolates. You never know what kind o' anser you gonna get."
  14. At no time in your life should your butt be over your head unless you are on a roller coaster or have met that special someone.

    Never eat or drink anything that comes out of your body.

    Never join the military unless CONUS is being invaded and then you better.

    If you are sick STAY HOME!! Don't bring you cooties to me at work because you want to be a "trooper". (Thanks wanker, now I'm sick for the holidays)

    Just ask her. She may be thinking the same thing.

    Don't be THAT guy.

    Gentlemen hold doors open for Ladies. that way you can check out her pockets
  15. 0rthodontist

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    Be honest first. Second, do what you should. Third, look out for yourself. Fourth, have good intentions.
  16. First of all, never pet a burning dog.

    And not that it's really a maxim per se, but the first thing that really came to mind when I saw this was a line from John Lennon's "Beautiful Boy"

    "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."
  17. Be cunningly brutal, and brutally cunning
  18. Seek the greater knowledge that life offers.
    Get your questions answered.
    Cheat death with the knowledge obtained.
  19. Enjoy life and ensure that you will continue to be able to enjoy it
  20. Each and every day strive to experience the rapture of being alive.
  21. JasonRox

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    Shouldn't having good intention be the first?

    It's really difficult to sum up philosophy for life in just a few lines. It took Aristotle a whole book to explain his, as well as many other philosophers.

    I would say the most important thing is to always have good intentions when you act.

    Also, remember that no one is watching you. Everyone tells me how people watch them it makes them nervous. Like, if you wear something stupid, or eat the wrong thing, or something of the sort. Sometimes people see you, but just pretend they didn't. :biggrin:
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