Although the protesters in Egypt and neighboring countries are calling for democratic reforms, in reality they are calling for better economic life. Democracy is only a means to an end. I believe the driving forces behind the Tunisian and Egyptian uprisings are economical. A chronic high unemployment combined with an inflation in food prices is a volatile mix that can lead to major civic outbursts.
Although the whole of this life were said to be nothing but a dream and the physical world nothing but a phantasm, I should call this dream or phatasm real enough, if, using reason well, we were never deceived by it.
Always afraid of making mistakes, always afraid of making wrong decisions, always trying to be perfect; fact is no one is perfect, and the best lessons derive from the mistakes and the wrong decisions we make. Don't be afraid of mistakes, and never regret the decisions you make; use them as a life lesson, and build on them.
Always be expectant of the best, which could be success, prosperity etc. Moreover, be ready to face or bear the worst which could be failure, disappointment etc i.e. you've got to be aware that you can be surprised either positively or negatively anytime. Because, life itself is full of surprises. And so, it can surprise you even when you least expect it. All I'm saying conclusively is this, be 24/7 ready to embrace, confront or challenge anything and at anytime. For, surely every human including you can be taken unawares by anything or anybody.
Always be Honest and Truthful, even though it might hurt or create conflicts. Be in sync with your personal values, and make choices based on what you believe, and not on what others like. Live the life with Honesty, Truth and Integrity.
Always be true to yourself, committed to your dreams, in sync with your passions, and sincere with your values. Never dilute any of those with the expectations from others that you don't agree with. The moment you make compromises, you'll lose your identity, your character, and most importantly, your purpose in life....you may continue to exist but only physically, from that moment onwards.
Always do the things fast in your life, because some things are coming from the future towards you; they may separate you forever from doing the things you want to do! Never forget, some things are coming from the future, be fast!
Always seek for balance in your life: If you stayed long in the darkness, walk long in the light; if you talked too much, stay silent for a good while; if you climbed the high mountains, hike long on the plains! Balance everything!
Always use your words with utmost caution, because at some stage in your life the only words you'll regret more than the ones left unspoken are the ones you used to intentionally and willingly hurt someone. Time and Words are most powerful, and neither of them can be taken back. Be nice to people - always!
Am I willing to give up what I have in order to be what I am not yet? Am I able to follow the spirit of love into the desert? It is a frightening and sacred moment. There is no return. One's life is charged forever. It is the fire that gives us our shape.
American life is a powerful solvent. It seems to neutralise every intellectual element, however tough and alien it may be, and to fuse it in the native good-will, complacency thoughtlessness, and optimism.
Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihoodthe virtues that made America. The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
An aspect of our uniqueness is the view we have of ourselves. Nobody exists with the same idea we have of ourselves. With our first breath we begin developing our attitudes toward life. When we mature, at whatever age, we are simply a combination and accumulation of all that has occurred up to now. It seem as though we are taught our feelings towards just about everything...as those who instruct us have been... and those that instructed them...and so forth. What might be important could be other than what others think. One of our abilities, as human, is that of choice. We can choose how we feel towards stuff based on our personal experience. KnowyerLoved, CWD