Stereotypes Stink

We must reject not only the stereotypes that others have of us, but also those that we have of ourselves.  – Shirley Chisholm

Stereotypes lose their power when the world is found to be more complex than the stereotype would suggest.  When we learn that individuals do not fit the group stereotype, then it begins to fall apart.  – Ed Koch 

Hammock Thoughts

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I was laying in the hammock and looking at the blue sky above me.  A few white clouds slowly passed over head.  Bees and butterflies were flittering around the yard.  Birds were in a tree nearby and signing a beautiful song.  The warmth of the sun radiated against my skin.

Everything seemed so peaceful and it bore down to my soul.  I felt tranquility flowing throughout my entire body.  I wondered to myself, why I rarely spend time in the hammock.

This is something I can and should enjoy more often in my life.  In fact, I think we all could benefit from having such a place in our lives.

Thoughts on Being Embarrassed

The rate at which a person can mature is directly proportional to the embarrassment he can tolerate.  – Douglas Engelbart

One person’s embarrassment is another person’s accountability. – Tom Price 

But I learned that there’s a certain character that can be built from embarrassing yourself endlessly.  If you can sit happy with embarrassment there’s not much else that can really get to ya.  – Christian Bale

Live Your Dreams

All our dreams can came true, if we have the courage to pursue them.  – Walt Disney 

Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.  – Les Brown 

We all have dreams.  But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.  – Jesse Owens