Category: Life
Category: Life

About Those Big Moments

Most people seem to think that their lives are largely shaped by “major” events.

But in reality, it’s the chance meetings, and the random decisions, and the spur-of-the-moment acts that have the biggest impact on our lives.

In other words, it’s actually the little things that matter most.

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Category: Life
Author : Observapedia

Few Words

I’ve found that simply saying “how’s your day?” can make even the most miserable-seeming person suddenly become all warm and friendly.

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Category: Life
Author : Observapedia

Bad Connection

Today, for the umpteenth time, I said “hello” to someone who I thought was speaking to me, but who was actually talking to somebody else on the phone. People should wear a little “do not disturb” sign or something like that when they are otherwise engaged.

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Category: Life
Author : Observapedia
Tagged on : communication , hello , phone

Bad Math?

How can banks get away with advertising a “low” rate on a credit card of, say, 14.99%, while offering a “high” rate on a five-year certificate of deposit of 2.5%? Can they simply say whatever they want?

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Category: Life
Author : Observapedia
Tagged on : banks , creditcards , ripoff

Did History Start with a Camera?

I wonder if our ancestors’ sense of history was a lot different than ours is because they did not have the audio and visual record we have. Many people seem to think that either not much happened before microphones and cameras came along, or that the only history that matters is the one you can listen to or see with your own eyes.

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Category: Life
Author : Observapedia
Tagged on : eyes , film , history , photographs

Only a Pill Away

Experts say there are no easy answers when it comes to staying healthy and living longer. But since time began, people have been discovering new ways to tackle challenges that many once believed were too difficult or even impossible. Is it so strange to think that we will one day be able to live forever by taking a pill?

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Category: Life
Author : Observapedia
Tagged on : health , pill , shower thoughts

Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

If you think about it, so many lives have been changed because of one little thing. Whether it was a random introduction, or being in the right (or wrong) place at the right (or wrong) time, or a few choice words, people can find themselves heading down a path that is a lot different than the one they were on even a few moments before. I guess that means you shouldn’t take anything–good or bad–for granted, and that the little things really do matter.

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Category: Life
Author : Observapedia

Luck Is Seriously Underrated

Do most new businesses fail because they are run by people who are not as smart, ambitious or hard-working as those that succeed, or is it often just a matter of luck? How many people have gotten to where they are in life because they happened to bump into the right person or be in the right place at the right time?

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Category: Life
Author : Observapedia

What Happened to Quality?

I used to buy socks that would last for a long time, and now they get holes in them after a few months. I used to buy sneakers every few years, but now they start falling apart after six months. Some shirts I bought a decade ago still look halfway decent, but the newer ones are already wearing away at the elbows. What happened to quality?

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Category: Life
Author : Observapedia
Tagged on : clothes , quality , rant , shoes , sneakers

What’s the Point?

What’s the point of life? Think about it. Eventually, we all die. In one generation, some people will remember us. In two generations, even fewer will. In 100 years, virtually all of us will be forgotten. Doesn’t that mean our lives didn’t matter in the end?

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Category: Life
Author : Observapedia

Normal or Not?

Most of us grow up believing we are normal. But others who may act or think much differently than us believe the same thing. Does that mean there’s no such thing as “normal”? Or does that mean we are all abnormal?

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Category: Life
Author : Observapedia

It Happens

Death – even though it happens to everybody in the end, people don’t like to think about it happening to them.

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Time in Motion

Sometimes every minute seems like an eternity, while hours can fly by without even noticing.

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Category: Life
Author : Observapedia