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Don’t over pour your glass of wisdom when preparing and aspiring for matters of the future. Leave room in the glass in order to allow joy to enter life today. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo) – 2001
In a democracy only protection, defense and freedom are promised; equality, wealth, and healthcare can be enhanced based upon the path you follow; some are bestowed a paved golden path at birth; however, the masses must create their own path through the dense jungle.
Life resembles a ten-thousand-piece puzzle; you can comprehend the view when missing a few pieces; but the image becomes distorted when several are forfeited or squandered.
Every so often, one should a challenge the impossible; which is simply a rehearsal for the less difficult.
Great love stories are created by two people who are bonded through deep love. A love so intense, your palms become moist and your heart flutters when you think of them.
Never imitate or repeat the actions of others that maimed or humiliated you; learn from these moments so as not to invoke same on others.
One’s truth, integrity, honor, and faith can never be conquered without permission; what you allow, can be good or evil determines your nature.
We are not born good or evil, but throughout life are confronted with numerous circumstances in which we have a choice; prior history portrays future actions, but at the point of each decision, judgment rest solely in your hands.
Each day I rise with a hollow heart and gaze across the bed and wonder where you are and who you are with. I still love you but learned to live in peace.
Music can alter one’s emotions in a positive or negative manner; use it wisely to soften pain or to invoke euphoria.
You judge the mistakes of others with indignation and distain in a demeaning manner; your mistakes, are littered with rationalizations and excuses, with indignation for those aware. And void of regrets.
As humans, it is likely we shall periodically deviate from virtue as temptation continually lurks in the shadows and taunts us to succumb. Most digressions are minor and do not disrupt our lives unless we decide to live two of them.
Fate and destiny are not going to come looking for you. You are going to have to find or create it yourself.
Keep those close that bring joy and purpose and maintain distance from people who induce chaos and turmoil in your life.
Life is continuing education where you are tested every day and where final exams are actually never final; and what you’ve learned last year has been updated and requires relearning.
Our destiny is solely determined by how we create ourselves. The only exception is when someone is born into wealth.
Sometimes, one must travel the most difficult path alone; only then can they endure the more challenging journeys in the future.”
The most difficult obstacles and impairments on one’s path, are not physical; they are other humans.
There’s a distinct difference between confidence and boasting arrogance; when a problem hits a patch of difficult, the arrogant disappear but the confident remains in the fight.
You do not have to tear down the old or what currently exists to create change. Not everyone may be interested in the change you are contemplating. My grandmother would have never given up her manual can opener.
You have locked the chain around the heart that loves you; for the perpetual search for love remains hollow.
Those who ignore the rise of evil and depravity in a democracy, grant tacit license of acceptance and draw harm upon the vulnerable. When someone has altered our course without consent, we must engage to restore our path.
The great philosophers of the ancient Greece classical period noted freedom and democracy are never lost in a single moment; instead, it disappears over time in small increments like losing pieces to a puzzle one at a time.; Destruction can only be prevented when the people rise in mass and fight to retain each piece.
A skeptic can be evaluated through their approach when they doubt an issue; at one end of the spectrum resides the person who always seeks the truth and enjoys investigative research; at the other end, is the naysayer and contrarian, always poised for an argumentative debate.
A wise man shall never be conquered by a deceitful false prophet; but fools and simple minds shall revere the prophet as they would a deity.
Deep into the night, people I’ve known descend around me and deliver whispering reminders of moments abandoned.
In a democracy, where electors grant license to elected representatives to violate the oath of office; and continually reelect them, freedoms and liberties progressively erode for all.
It’s easy to obtain safety with the majority or join the cult on false pretenses, one convinced themselves to believe; but the strongest among us stand on principle and wisdom; alone when necessary.
It’s not because we fear to venture out of the norm into the unknown, it’s because we fear the unknown that we don’t venture out of the norm.
Men consistently treat love and fear in the same manner; to them, love and fear are equal if not the same.
One does not have to offer an opinion when asked or when advice is not solicited; never create an opinion just to provide advice when you lack knowledge. Even opinions have consequences.
The general consensus is that we gain wisdom and learn from our failures and mistakes; however, many do not accept the rationale of their errors and thus continually repeat them; therefore, when we do not acknowledge our missteps ignorance prevails.
The greatest revenge you can obtain is to never reveal the harm and pain you feel to the one who injured you.
The most significant attribute and personality trait someone can possess is constant renewal; the continual process of renewing our wisdom in our personal life and in the workplace. This quote is an excerpt from the speech I gave the Broward County, City and County Managers Association in 1994. The theme of the presentation was how to identify higher-quality applicants and employees currently working in the organization. The concept is simple; some constantly learn what’s new and keep up to date on innovations and technology, while most only learn and are diffused by the renewal group.
There are many ways to evaluate one’s character; observe one’s reaction when receiving praise to gain a greater understanding of their behavioral traits.
To comprehend climate change, one must be educated and enlightened by the scientific evidence; those in disbelief follow the mantra of their tribe and cult for they lack resources to acquire an independent position.
Unlike a precious diamond whose form, luster and beauty never change over decades, relationships are altered by the evolution of traversing life.
When in love with someone, they must be your priority and paramount concern in life; and there should always be reciprocation; any other scenario creates a relationship molded with anxiety.
Women possess an inordinate power over men who after an act of intimacy feel deceived when they are subsequently rejected. Once intimate men wrongfully presume, they acquire permanent license.
Major societal and individual enhancements are only achievable with extraordinary alteration of the thought process.
A single thought of her reminds me what it's like to feel alive and once again to have deep meaning in my life; A simple vision of her smile makes me feel special.
A true friend should be able to speak truth to your face, but in your absence, serve as the ultimate defender.
All evil is not equal and therefore when we must choose between two, the lesser of two evils is selected.
Any plans, hopes and dreams for the future are always reliant upon the past; for wisdom, financial standing and experience determine your capacity to build and improve the future.
Besides death of a loved one, adversity enhances character and augments wisdom more than any other trial; adversity challenges our will, requires strategic thinking through arduous stretches on our journey.
Certain characteristics must exist for a democracy to survive. First, laws must be constructed in fairness and equality; and second, obedience of law by the citizens, and those who judge and enforce them; without strict adherence to these principles, democracies fail.
Even the wisest among us do not possess complete knowledge of every subject; however, they acquire a deep understanding regarding the limits of their knowledge. Acknowledge, the extent of your knowledge.
Everyone has wins and losses within the realm of love. However, sometimes a win becomes a loss, and most of the time, a loss becomes a win. But neither are ever absolute.
Fiery passion and intimacy are never sustained without deep love; love that makes your skin tingle when you smell her hair.
From the moment we can fend for ourselves, striving to meet goals are an integral part of life; the type of goals changes throughout our life from striving to succeed to staying healthy and living comfortably in our later years.
I am eternally grateful to those friends and others who gave me more than I could give to them. Memories of them are etched in my heart and will remain there forever.
If you do not have knowledge or experience of what’s in the box, then you can’t think out-of-the-box; one cannot consider an alteration or alternative without knowledge of the subject or profession.
If you relocate to a different city seeking changes in your life, don’t expect any alteration unless you make changes in yourself.
Improving your future requires study of the past; we learn traveling through life and especially from mistakes that provide lessons we should not repeat.
In a democracy when poverty and a declining middle-class exceed more than half the population, crime, revolution and death is on the horizon.
It’s an accepted principle that we adopt many characteristics of close friends and associates; these traits include interests, opinions, political affiliations, morals, and responses to various events and activities; one should constantly evaluate and be vigilant of those they interact with the most.
Life flashes by before we can catch our breath; hold those you love close and every so often reach out and caressed their face with a smile.
Long standing rules, mores, morals, and religious values remain even when the majority have internally altered and abandoned them.
Most people believe they have complete control of their free will regarding their actions and values. That is simply is a myth because our actions are substantially influenced by external factors. While some philosophers differ regarding the extent, we control free will, the vast majority believe external factors have a fundamental role. However, most do agree humans are in total control of their moral code, personal ethics and social values. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo) – 1983
Often, we fabricate the people we love to make loving them more palatable; the fictionalized version of them reduces the awareness of truth.
One chooses who they decide to love but never determines who will love them back. The woman’s first two considerations are respect and financial security which centers on the core of personality traits; a man reveres persona of physical and sexuality; these two impostors have little relevance of character.
One should always consider when taking action, not only the joy and pleasure that follows, but also the anguish and length of discomfort; especially when the anguish affects another party.
Our abstract thoughts regarding matters of fact are rarely always absolute. Confidence in the truth often can be applied in varying degrees of acceptance. In other words, we can accept something as basically true with some lingering doubt.
Social and safety net programs are the most difficult of all public service activities to calculate proper funding; governments fund these programs to temporarily alleviate a problem; a more appropriate funding rationale would be to eradicate the circumstances creating the problem.
Societal mores, religious beliefs and more importantly, traditions and habits impede the diffusion of innovations; alterations of behavioral patterns and practices require change, many adamantly oppose.
Society creates societal values and mores for all to follow, at least in public; most however, deviate from these values and do so privately.
Society has an inherent right to constantly question justice and to compel adherence to founding institutions; when justice conflicts with traditional institutional values, the populace must rebel.
The conscience has a long memory as does the person you inflicted pain upon to create the memory in the first place.
The decision-making process is in constant conflict with our ability to think and resolve. We may reason, which can be faulty and contrived; we may feel passion which can distort and manipulate the ability to reflect; our conscience however, can never be distorted to suit our desires.
The human tendency is to resemble or imitate those we admire; the common result is the delusion, that to emulate another’s personality creates a pseudo persona, measurably dissimilar from our own.
The intuitive always attempt to dissect a problem, person or other matters of nature and therefore are the nobles of wisdom.
The most significant aspect of any long term sustained relationship is trust; not even love is stronger; hence, you can love someone without trust.
Those living under severe mental anguish have all but ceased from living. The justification for this state of mind determines the duration; if it’s due to the loss of a loved one, it’s likely to slowly dissolve, but if imminent death looms, the torment shall persist. Peace be with you.
We should always be braced to defend justice against injustice at all costs. For once injustice becomes tolerable, then our liberties shall be dismantled.
When in disagreement, do not employ a vulgar, defaming or callow response; in the absence of logic, respond in a refined manner; word choice and tone always matter.
When one is not mindful of their continued misconduct, they cannot discern the distinction between right and wrong; wisdom dictates silence is the best approach.
When we lack confidence, living life becomes more complex. However, the fear of failure most likely reduces our confidence and thus makes problem solving more difficult; when you accept failure as a learning experience, your confidence evolves.
You are braver and more courageous than you realize; but fail to act or speak out, for fear of displeasing others; the anguish one lives for not acting instinctively, hurts more than if you acted.
You burn with the flames of desire for someone that doesn’t notice or pay attention. Your love affair has not even begun and the flames are now burning into your soul. You can douse the flames; you must first walk away. Only then can you be transformed.
You may remain a couple after betrayal and even establish a quality relationship, but the mental anguish never leaves, and your soul will haunt you forever.
Our character is not defined by the struggles and conflicts we traverse in life, nor by wins and losses; but instead, by the battles we dare to fight.
If you anticipate punishment and don’t receive it, you will have suffered nonetheless; however, expect punishment and you will suffer twice; once in anticipation and second, when it’s delivered.
Accomplished leaders in a democracy never diverge from the rule of law, foundational values and traditions.
Confrontational forms of discussion never conclude without damage to both parties, especially if they are aggressive in nature.
No one will make an offer to purchase your failings; you must own them or dispose the flaws into the trash.
Reject the premise that one must follow established norms be they societal, religious or acts of nature; instead, wisdom teaches to do what is right.; what is entrenched is not necessarily fact, but practice.
Those having no conscious of guilt after the imposition of cruelty and brutality, have no claim to the biblical gospels as set forth in Christianity; for they ordain the necessity, to cloth, feed, and shelter the despondent.
Truth never penetrates the cultists and tribal mind as the group worship of the charismatic idol, provides meaning to an empty life.
Ward off the comforted path paved smooth to allow a glide. Rather challenge one’s instincts by traveling the primitive and unexplored. Then, will you grow.
We mistakenly equate flattery to friendship and criticism to opposition; one should evaluate truth first and then judge, for flattery and criticism are primarily opinion.
When one completes complex or difficult tasks and assignments without anguish or physical trauma, they’ve evolved to the top floor and must look down to view people.
Do not always trust the spoken word because lies are easy when one cannot verify with facts; but the eyes can instantly nullify a thousand fallacious spoken words.
Many have cried a thousand nights of bitter anguish without tears. And the tormented betrayal soars at twilight.
Acquiring great wealth does not eliminate one’s problems, concerns, and mental anguish, it only alters them.
At birth we are provided seeds to sow, but the amount and quality are not equal; the wealthy acquire high quality and limitless amounts, while the poor received the opposite; therefore, the impoverished cannot error while the affluent can dispose handfuls in the wind. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo) – 1995
Even the most ignorant fool can teach us something about life; particularly in temperament and manner.
Extremist groups rarely consider the endgame. They’re so emotionally entrenched in the crusade; they fail to realize their extreme conceptions precludes normalcy in their lives.
Love can play destructive games; one day overwhelming you with joy and euphoria and the next, destroying your life.
On the first day of spring each year, we should toast mother nature as the greatest artist of all time.
One’s virtue cannot always be trusted; for some, use their righteousness for self-righteous purposes.
Reading, study, and education are all prerequisites, but applying what you’ve learned, is the true test of knowledge.
Some are constantly critical of the world around them, while others discern grandeur in the identical shoes.
Some will never admire or respect you; not because they believe you’re callous or possess an intense demeanor, instead, they’re intimidated of what you’re becoming; powerful, and thus, envy flows within them.
The expense of energy on what you cannot control, heightens stress, tension and diverts one’s efforts away from what can be controlled.
The first question you should always ask in an interview for a professional or managerial position is: Tell me everything you know about the organization? If the applicant lacks knowledge of the organization, they are unlikely to be inquisitive, interested in research, undertake due diligence, or simply lazy. Next.
The highly inspired, encounter less obstacles and traverse mountains easier than others on their path through life.” It seems to me that inspiration theoretically enhances one’s ability traversing difficulties as they move toward a goal. The highly inspired, encounter less obstacles and traverse mountains easier than others on their path through life. They appear to view roadblocks and detours as normal life events and in many cases move through them unscathed and undeterred. While the obstacles exist as they would for anyone else, they don’t view them in the same manner.
The masses will fight to preserve their liberties and freedoms, save for those who have fallen under a spell of delusion by the demagogue.
We rarely climb to the highest level of our expectations, because the ascension is limited by wisdom and knowledge.
When one cannot depart from the present or the past, the future shall be beyond their reach; they meander a path inattentive and without destination.
When you make a mistake for the first time, you should pardon yourself; the second time you make the same mistake, you should suffer the consequences for your stupidity folly; everyone makes mistakes, but only the wise learn from them.
Your words and character travel different paths; you can deceive many, except the one who matters the most.
In a democracy, when freedoms are threatened; tyranny must stare down the barrel aimed at the revolutionary rebellion.
Our lives at every turn are fraught with uncertainty and the unknown. One’s approach and demeanor when uncharted waters appear greatly affects success in life; you control the wheel.
The environment around us is constantly changing, including innovations, friends, employment and moving to a different location; those who accept and excel at adaptation have smoother transitions, while others struggle.
The ignorant and blind must always be guided or led; the blind have no choice but the ignorant who are content with their deficient knowledge, eventually become blind.
Then, there is the secret life. There, alone and in our own realm; Here, we fantasize about sex, romance, and being wealthy. No one knows. Except, when we cross over and violate societal mores. We betray, experience relationships that would be scorned in the other two lives. And to the extent we deviate from the norms, the greater amount of time is expended for clandestine pursuits. And we stay here, because it’s addictive.
There is no mistaking that in conjunction with the federal government, major corporations create a larger community of poor; instead of contributing some profits to people in need, they fill their own pockets beyond capacity.
Those who stand idle while evil descends upon another and provides no support, is just as culpable as the perpetrator.
We do not always have explanations to questions of human nature. Are those who revel in their own anguish and grief seeking attention, or has it become an ingrained slice of their personality? I think, both.
When your passions cannot be controlled by your conscience, then you become enslaved; you will lead a disruptive existence unable to traverse life’s daily decisions.
Adversity presents itself in various forms from mild to the intensive extreme. Therefore, each form necessitates a different approach that matches or exceeds the intensity in the moment.
Approach everyone in a silent mysterious manner so they cannot easily define you. People are more attracted to the mysterious than the obvious.
Confidence is a whisper, decisiveness is a calm tone, arrogance is a scream, and aggression is a bloody nose; one’s demeanor describes the scene.
Deficient discipline can impede every other asset one may possess, including education, intelligence, and experience.
Every innocent face has a wild and dark side hidden deep within them; as humans, we are curious to see it exposed because we are intrigued by the unknown.
Everyone must learn to live and survive alone, because at some point you will be; we grow stronger without relying on others to subsist.
Everyone occasionally is haunted by the past and should consider; no amount of remorse will erase the past and no amount of apprehension will alter the future.
For the most part, we are the determinate factor for the consequences of our life. The belief others should add importance and statute to our life is infantile and a sign of weakness. The strong create meaning and purpose for themselves.
If we do not discipline ourselves, the environment and societal values will do it for us. Control from external forces flourishes when internal discipline from within grows weak.
If you cannot defeat your anger, then it will destroy you; when anger wins, you lose; no one befriends an angry person.
Imitate the oak trees, stripped naked by the dark winter frost; who recover in the spring to resemble a powerful towering statue of emerald; and relate to its origin, consisting of soil, clouds, and dead plants.
In college the professor gives you an assignment, you study and are given a test to determine what you have learned. In life, you are first tested and then you learn.
Life and those who rear us teach lessons that break us. How we reassemble the broken pieces defines what we become.
Most psychologists agree at least some of our analytical ability is innate; however, most also agree common sense is not innate but derived from learned experiences; since common sense which I refer to as reasoned judgment requires analysis, then reasoned judgment must be partly innate.
Never reveal your wounds. They will all believe your weaker. They will take advantage of you. When they see how scarred you are. Then you will have no choice. But to fight. And then they will feel the wrath of a warrior.
One can never force another to reveal passion they do not possess or feel with in the heart. We are erected from life experiences and the broken pieces that could be salvaged.
One changes their beliefs numerous times over the course of a lifetime; even those they defended and supported for years.
One should accept who they are or make changes to meet their expectations, instead of trying to be what they are not.
One who habitually jumps to conclusions to impress others with their knowledge, is offering opinions without reasoned judgment and wisdom.
One's most essential attributes cannot be defined by math, but instead, by opinion; and those that can be measured by a number, are less significant.
Our world is infested with resistance, from other people, the environment, but mostly from within ourselves.
Physical and health adversity is the most difficult type as pain and torment is continuous without an anticipated endpoint; all other types can have an eventual resolution but the ill, endure the mental stress every day.
Purpose necessitates one has a vision into their future. Without purpose and vision, your life will resemble a windmill without wind. Devoid of wind, the windmill cannot do its job and has ceased to function.
Some people will enter your journey and alter a future destination. Deliberative decision-making is essential when changing course; either temporarily or permanently. Always maintain the focus on your vision.
The number of paths and roads to one’s planned destination are innumerable but distinct from one another; some take longer and create an arduous journey. All missions require a plan.
The ultimate courage is fighting a battle one knows they will lose; but they confront the adversary, to prevent them from winning.
Those in love with someone who does not treat them special has endured countless hours of sorrow and despair.
Those in the dawn of life require nurturing from others; their personality traits and behaviors are formed during this period and they learn more from example and observation than words; reveal, kindness, truth, respect, and empathy for others.
Those who complain about being constrained in their job and life should ask themselves one simple question. Are you constrained by chains or in your own mind?
Uncertainty is the equivalent of a predator waiting in the shadows and pounces upon us when least expected. Frequently, we are aware of pending uncertainty, such as, waiting for the results; of a test, a pending loan application, a promotion or potential employment, and the fact uncertainty will be present for our entire life.
We all gaze back into our past, to recall fond memories; the mistakes and errors we made, so we shall not repeat them in the present or the future.
When evil assembles into a group, good must duplicate their efforts; for without an equal counter force of protection, evil shall destroy those who stand alone, one at a time.
When one evaluates the best possible choice, we need to assess how the decision will affect others, including family, associates in the workplace and friends. Sometimes others outweigh the value of a choice that benefits our self-interest the most.
When you are captive between what is real and what should be, attempt an escape to real; should be is a mirage that does not exist.
When you first loved and the feeling was returned, you thought it would last forever; but it ended and you acquired knowledge of one of life’s significant lessons; the next time you loved, you did so with caution. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo) – 2001
While there is no definitive formula for success and winning, there exists a deliberative mindset, confidence and emotional strength. For one must believe they are a champion before they can become one.
You should not first, give thanks for a pot of gold, but instead, because you’re healthy and others are not. Then give thanks for the food you eat because others are hungry. And then give thanks for the shelter you live within because others must sleep in the squalor of the alleys. And once you have given thanks for these necessities, seek out those without them and your soul will be at peace, and the pot of gold remains within your reach.
You who must rely on others for their happiness, will perpetually be planted in a life of grief and sorrow.
I’d rather be hated by standing for what’s right than enduring mental anguish for remaining silent; by remaining silent there is no confrontation nor truth and peace prevails.
Love is like a boxing match; at the start everyone’s looking and feeling good; halfway through, there are swollen faces and bruises; at the end both sides require stitches.
One can best be judged by the life they live rather than the words they speak. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo) – 1999
When one’s deportment has mistreated and harmed you, disappearing from their life does not require an explanation; they already know the reason for your absence.
Hanging on to the anguish, hurt, and pain of the past negates one’s movement into the future. Accept the torment you suffered as a lesson, then advance
Remain grounded and entrenched for your end will be the feather that gets tossed and turned at the mercy of the wind.
Those who obtain an eminent position, shall acquire critics, resentment, wrath and isolation; choose your friends for who they are, instead of who you are.
We are constructed from the mistakes, pain and heartaches we’ve encountered; some crumble in mental anguish, others adapt, and a few rebuild the broken pieces and are the strongest among us.
If you are not going to fight for what you want, do not expect others to step in and battle for you.
When evaluating someone’s actions or temperament, always examine motive for it is the essence of what and who they are. One’s actions are in direct correlation with the conscience.
The cult is fueled by fear and hate and adheres to contrived theories to perpetuate its existence and creates a venomous environment; nonbelievers are rejected, scorned and attacked; truth has vanished.
Your entire heart has been scarred through the years; seek the healer who heightens the senses and helps you feel alive. There, you will find the medicine to mend the wounds and restore life.
As one gains wisdom, you will realize that the number of friends is not important as the quality of them. The characteristics of quality friendship include trust, loyalty, respect, and time.
He held her hand because he wanted her heart; then gazed into her empty eyes and realized nothing was there. Often, the emotions of someone we love are dismissed in a continual effort to remain.
I could hear the cracking of my gutted heart. And falling pieces exploding into shards. My senses became numb. Emotion drained from my body. And the damage would take years to repair.
If you do not challenge yourself at every opportunity, then you will never be prepared when others do. Although rarely touted, preparation is the most significant criterion to obtain success.
It is always improper to intentionally offend anyone; and if someone is offended by your actions or words, they are not necessarily right.
Longing for someone to touch, caress and meld into, is a strong human emotion of never-ending desire and want. When the desires do not exist in real life, we tend to live them through dreams and fantasies. We even resort to the extent of choosing a person we know and have feelings for to place a face on the illusion.
One must create a personal aura and environment of strength and dominance in order to avoid physical conflict.
The humble rarely brag about accomplishments because they are typically significant, and their mannerism is one of confidence; but those with low self-esteem have developed a character of conceit and deception. You’re thinking of one now.
There’s nothing more arduous than traversing a lifelong struggle with the betrayal of the person you love, who expects to reach a compromise. Negotiation under these circumstances requires one to forfeit their dignity which can never be salvaged.
Those who become drunk with power and have enriched themselves unlawfully while serving, will continue the same path, while they remain in power.
Those who betray an oath of loyalty and commitment are in training to become a master of deceit and deception.
We don’t develop and acquire courage by taking the smoothest path each time. We develop it by facing misfortune and perilous conditions.
Anger and aggressive behavior create a combative environment and temporarily reduces one’s ability to utilize their intellectual capacity.
As we grow older our sense of compassion becomes refined and matures; for we’ve received compassion for a lifetime of mistakes and mishaps.
Before death, the leaves display magnificent beauty, and then fall to the earth to serve a greater purpose.
Even the most confident maintain an edge of doubt and fear; for they are the engines that remind us that confidence is a necessity for success.
If something or someone makes you happy and brings joy to your life, it does not have to make sense to anyone else.
In order to a have purpose in life, one must first discover reasons to live; once discovered, life shall have a definitive purpose.
Never reveal your dark moments to anyone, for what people do not know cannot be utilized to destroy you. By nature, people are envious and jealous; and will attempt to bring you down. Silence reveals nothing.
We all have musts, needs, and wants in our lives, be they material or issue oriented; complete the musts as they are a necessity and forget the wants until the musts do not consume most of your time.
We must never permit anyone with limited knowledge of us to define who we are. It is best to disassociate from their existence.
Apathetic Ignorance When someone tells you something, you know is false and thus displays their ignorance; and you’re not in the frame of mind or mood to challenge them; so, you just say; really.
As an administrator, once an applicant met the minimum requirements, such as, education and experience; the attributes I sought the most included determination, persistence, and the unwavering pursuit to succeed. However, those personality traits were difficult to assess without a complex selection process.
Never judge yourself through the eyes of another person. Your conscience will make your own judgments. Everyone at some point in our life, attempted to impress another person. We try to evaluate, what actions or mannerisms we can display that will impress them. And our evaluations are usually incorrect. Don’t pretend to be something you’re not.
The cult thrives on maintaining strict harmonious beliefs in attitude, opinions and behavior; discord and dissonance are adverted at all costs to maintain a false dogma; truth propels the group deeper into pseudo-beliefs and truth-telling is defamed; the result – cognitive dissonance.
The populace becomes shattered when laws are created or altered to trample rights and freedoms; hope is lost, and aspirations quelled; the state shall become the enemy and the people have no choice; conflict advances slow on a darkened horizon.
The weak and feeble-minded are drawn to the evil strongman as it provides them a sense of power they could not otherwise achieve.
Truth typically arrives when it’s unexpected. Those carrying a lie live with anticipation the truth will eventually smack them in the face. There is no need gaze over the shoulder, as truth doesn’t hide or require a disguise.
We search for our shrine so we can joyfully gaze upon it. Sadly, when we arrive at the solemn place, there is nothing to see.
One’s enemies transmit your story in a distorted form; for they are wrought with envy, jealousy, and hatred. Their aim is to reduce your power and the level of presence.
Our words change dependent upon the circumstances and to whom we are engaging. One’s tone is soft addressing a child; professional interacting with a colleague; and deliberative within an atmosphere of debate.
Quality leadership always contains a vision for the organization that displays the transition from the present into the future. The transition shall include plans of action and goals to reach the vision.
Some chase the scorching flame of love their entire lives without ever finding it; sustained romantic relationships have eluded them but their search continued. A friend once told me that he had never found true love. Had he searched instead for the rationale love had eluded him, then maybe the answers would have provided a clearer path toward a sustainable flame. He was selfish.
The most significant aspect of any long-term sustained relationship is trust; not even love is stronger; hence, you can still love someone without trust because of history, attachment, and family. But the type of love has changed.
Another Boring Love Story She was risky at best. She had a sordid past. She was complicated. She was wild. She had numerous demons. But she had a loving heart. But she had a soft smile. But her tears smelled like morning dew. But she was intelligent and worldly. But she intimidated men. So, I dove in headfirst without a second thought. And wow; she was a demon. The End
The best teachers and professors I have known were named; Mistake, Fail, Blunder and then, Bloom; and the best of all, we called, Perseverance.
Always be mindful, one has complete authority over psyche, words, and actions. Deliberative judgment of these three things, determine your station in life.
Determination, knowledge, and wisdom work in collaboration; determination dominates, for without persistence, knowledge and wisdom never attain their full potential.
Facts in Prose When someone we love no longer desires us. We become emotionally damaged. Were consumed with torment every day. Within long-term relationships the lack of desire is commonplace. Women lose desire for their partner sooner than men. When your partner avoids or rejects kissing, their love has passed. Collect your pieces and move on.
Fate does not control who walks into your life, but it does have an impact on who you meet. Then, both determine the extent you will become a part of each other’s life.
If you have loved someone and then fell out of love with them, it is possible to fall back in love with them; but only if they were not the reason you fell out of love with them.
If your character is strong, you will find a way to succeed and if it is weak, you’ll find an excuse to fail.
I’ve often traveled alone on the path of life’s journey. But always knew the bindings that bond people and families together were never further than a stone’s throw. Lightning struck and life vanished in a flash. And the beacon of hope and comfort has been extinguished forever. – Until another rises. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo) – 4 – 13 – 21
Never allow yourself to become comfortable for that is when fear is guiding your decisions. Confronting fear can be exciting and exhilarating. Let others believe your mad. Only you require truth
On one’s life’s journey to obtain destiny they will encounter hundreds of closed doors; some are locked and there is no key. There are only two choices.
On one’s path through life, it shall be nearly impossible to find and acquire complete virtue. Aristotle listed his twelve virtues and other philosophers have noted even more personality traits to describe the virtuous. But one, morality jumps off the page which within itself is defined distinctively different between various religious, social value systems and nationalities. Morality is defined by our conscience, not the dictionary.
One of the most significant management functions is control. Controls are usually directed by organization policies and procedures. They are based on the concept that people should have a thorough understanding of management expectations. And there should be consequences for noncompliance. Penalties for noncompliance are predicated upon the theory, that people will not behave if they have nothing to lose.
The fiercest warriors, do not carry a sword to the battlefield; instead, they are armed with wisdom.
The most gut-wrenching experience anyone will endure is knowing you’ve been used and lied to by someone you trusted.”
The most precious possessions in life cannot be touched by human hands; foremost, is the fulfillment of inner peace.
The most successful relationships consist of compromises regarding expectations; all expectations are not equal, and therefore in each case one must judge the level of their individual desires.
The pursuit of success is marked by numerous characteristics; including, perseverance, commitment, education, and wisdom, to name a few. The road to failure can also be described with countless personality traits, including, unreliable, indolence, ignorance, and ineptitude. However, during my thirty years as an administrator I have witnessed the most significant rationale for failure that cannot be described in a single word. It is a characteristic some people possess, often referred to by psychologists as the, need-to-be-liked-syndrome. Unfortunately, for some, their existence is predicated upon pleasing others, and seeking approval and recognition. They have become an inmate or prisoner to the thoughts and opinions of others. In other words, they lack self-value, and therefore must receive it from others. When you do not value yourself, then it will be difficult to obtain joy and contentment in one’s life. Remember; you have worth and value.
The rationale for springing out our bed each morning is a sense of purpose. Purpose is the compass that guides us through the decision-making process and aids in the development of our behavior and actions. Lacking a sense of purpose is the equivalent of a feather thrown into a gusty wind.
We all enter a period of agony, when our heart is hungry and the only one who could feed it, never will.
Why settle for what is provided instead of being motivated to achieve what you want. Complacency is your contentment.
Without term limits, some remain in office for decades; as a result, their power increases and they feel entitled, and ignore the people they represent; but do not be fooled that term limits would ultimately change representation, for it’s the ignorance of the populace who continue returning the same people to office. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo) – 2001
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