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.
People can put any spin they want on it, but at the end of the day, much the way we act toward and interact with others basically boils down to one thing: mating and reproduction.
How many arguments have started because one person either misheard or misunderstood what another person said?
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?
Is Sunday the beginning of the week, or the end?
It often seems that the difference between the impossible and the doable is simply a matter of having the right attitude.
As I grow older, the hair on my head has been thinning out. Meanwhile, hair has been sprouting up in lots of other places. I wonder if my hair just wanted a change of scenery?
When I ride the train to work in the morning, I usually see the same people sitting in the same seats doing the same things they were doing the day before. Why is that?
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?
Does everyone have thoughts and feelings that they’ll never share with anyone? How many people have fantasized about doing or saying something that no one else will ever know? How many of us allow others to believe something about us that we know isn’t true?
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?
How come people with body odor aren’t bothered by the smell? Are they just used to it, or does it actually smell different to them than it does to everybody else?
Are redheads fiery by nature, or do they get that way because that is what others expect? I wonder how much of who we are is a reflection of what others think?
People from messed up families seem to fall into two camps: they repeat the same pattern and become totally screwed up themselves, or they do whatever they can to make sure they don’t end up the same way.
It seems like fathers want to act more like fathers on Father’s Day, while mothers want to act less like mothers on Mother’s Day.