My daily aphorisms. Reflections on life, death, beauty, change, love, happiness, etc., written in a poetic and whimsical style.
Indeed, Marty, Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves.
Very true, Marty. It's the entire work on wisdom in nutshell.
it's so true!
This makes so much sense, but for some reason, it can take a lifetime to realize how true this really is. Love it, Marty!
Excellent, laugh at themselves without feeling raw about it.
I yam the funniest person i know !
Wise words and so true. To be able to laugh at oneself is wisdom indeed. Excellent aphorism, Marty!
The wisest observation is perhaps most if not all people hold such belief, and most if not all people believe that they can (for most of the time) laugh at themselves (assuming that they are wise enough to find in themselves anything to laugh at)...
I find myself and the stupid things I do downright hilarious at times... well unless my mistake hurts... then its not really that funny...
I agree. Only a wise man knows how much of a fool he really is. ;)
Everybody has to be a fool for something. Either that or break.
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Try again. Yes, it's essential to wisdom. But if beneath witty self-deprecation lies vast humiliation, wisdom must wait.People who were ruthlessly mocked as children, perhaps by their parents, tend to grow up either thick-skinned or thin-. Those with smooth psychic scars have nice, thick skin. But their enviable hide may seal off their curiosity and capacity for kindness. Those who don't scar have painfully thin skin. Whether they mock themselves bitterly or manage to make it amusing, the thin-skinned hope nobody bothers to top them. Possibly these obstacles are rare and I'm prattling on about a minor detail. But it applies to me. So I know: before wisdom, those with a poor self-image must learn to forgive. And, in my case, honest, conscious forgiveness demands so much time, will, and focus that any hope for wisdom depends upon a very long life.
So, true! If you can't laugh at yourself, you're taking life way too seriously.
Still ticking-over, I see...Y.S. No-Name Joe