I'm sure as we each go through life, we live and learn, and along the way, develop maxims that we believe
explain life's quirks. With my life now two-thirds over, I've got some which I'd like to share with you. For anyone that
cares to read them, here they are:-
- 'Difference' should be welcomed, not feared. It makes life....interesting.
- Never be in a hurry to spend money - especially your own.
- Nothing is ever quite as simple as it at first appears.
- " The best laid schemes o' mice an' men, gang aft a-gley. " ('Rabbie' Burns)
- Life is like a shit sandwich - the more bread you've got, the less shit you have to eat.
- Mankind's tragedy is that he has always been prepared to kill for an idea.
- Rulers fear the people they rule, and behave accordingly - and then some!
- Always have something to look forward to - it keeps you going.
- If you want to change the world, be a scientist!
- You're never lonely in a single bed.
- Her Majesty's Government can damage your health.
- Plan A: always have a Plan B.
- The new world order - the U.S.A. rules the world. Get used to it!
- You can't create wealth - you merely pass it around.
- The world's nation states, and the governments that control them, are the oldest and most ruthless terrorist organisations
of them all.
- The whole world is mad, except me.
As for the 'human condition', I think Plato's 'Allegory of the Cave', and Maslow's 'Hierarchy of
Needs' theory, says it all.
Lastly, 'The Meaning of Life':-
You get born, then live a little by experiencing different things (and if you're lucky, have a whale of a time doing
it), and then you die. That's it. Sorry!
This isn't to say that I've now worked everything out - I still haven't got answers to:-
- Does an empty road go anywhere?
- When 'is' Beethoven's Fifth?
- What if Einstein's wrong?
- Why are the buses always late on a Friday?
- Why do I bloody bother!
but I'm working on it!