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.
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.
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?
If the bible is “the good book,” what’s the bad book?
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.
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?
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.
If I am in the shower and have a thought, is that a “shower thought”? Or does it simply mean I have too much time on my hands?
I woke up this morning feeling like it was going to be a difficult day. But here I am, at the end of it, having accomplished a lot. Maybe I need to be a bit more optimistic?
Is Sunday the beginning of the week, or the end?
Is it just me, or does everybody sometimes wish they were somebody else?
It often seems that the difference between the impossible and the doable is simply a matter of having the right attitude.
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?
How come auto insurance companies charge you more for any accidents you have, but don’t give you any credit for all the accidents you avoid?
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?
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?
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?
Even if I don’t go outside, I feel better when the sun is shining than when it isn’t.
Death – even though it happens to everybody in the end, people don’t like to think about it happening to them.
Sometimes every minute seems like an eternity, while hours can fly by without even noticing.