Thursday 5 July 2012

Inspirational Quotes 17

Cultivate inner beauty, learn a martial art to give you confidence, and you'll find someone when you aren't looking. Yeah, right.

Blondes are paid more, and marry wealthier men. Daily Telegraph 4 April 2010

Outside the protective bubble of a long-term relationship... Diary of a Separation, The Guardian, April 2012

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest. @diggonomics

Really enjoying this Buddhism stuff I'm reading. It's simple, profound & beautiful. I particularly like the forgiving, forgetting stuff. //However, there doesn't seem to be a section on what to do if someone continues to be a **** after all your forgiving & forgetting. // think maybe those bits where Buddhism falls short is where Kung Fu comes in. @spudkitten

The consequences of obesity, at a personal and a societal level, are staggering. Susan Yanovski of NIH in Bethsda, MD, quoted in New Scientist April 2012

Each time the family arrived at a new place, Mike would be bullied. But the bullies left him alone once he learned to box, a skill that helped pay his way (in prize fights) through university. Obituary of runner Micah True April 2012

Employers make an instant judgement based on appearance… dress a level up. Your teeth, hair and general personal hygiene are key to your image, so spending money to get them right is always worthwhile… be considerate about how you could be perceived. Times April 2012 on improving your job-hunting chances.

[Davina McCall] tells me that she spent her 20s actively seeking a husband. Interview April 2012

One thing you can do is act “as if.” Watch people you think are more like the way you want to be. Then do a little role playing. Act as if you are like them. Believe it or not, by making a game of it and acting “as if” over time, you will start to incorporate those new behaviors. Good advice from

For younger people, work is an important social centre, a place to make friends and attract a partner. So their behaviour at work was about being entertaining, drawing attention to themselves and putting on a display. The Guardian, July 31, 2004

More here, and links to the rest.