Posts Tagged 'optimism'

The Wisdom of Pessimism [video]

“There Will Always Be Too Many Chips For The Amount Of Dip.” And 60 Other Lesser Known Laws Of The Universe

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Buzz-feed published a list of Murphy’s Law like laws. Mostly funny and mostly true.

Read all 61 laws HERE.

 

 

Cheer Up! Now There’s An App That Tells You If Your Plane Will Crash

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Gizmodo reported –

More than just being a $0.99 novelty, though, ‘Am I Going Down’ is a good case study in human irrationality. Most nervous flyers are probably dimly aware that they’re at far greater risk driving or walking or shovelling snow, but there’s something emotionally terrifying about plane crashes that captures our imagination.

Read about the ‘Am I Going Down’ app HERE.

 

 

Russian Travel Tips for Visiting America

merica-sA Mental_floss article outlined four tips for Russians visiting the US. The short versions of the tips are below :

1. On Giving Gifts to Americans

Short Version: Don’t worry about gifts. It’s not a big deal to Americans and can even make them feel bad. If you do gift, go really Russian, they love that. Also did you know bribery was illegal in America? Be careful of that.

2. On Talking to American Women

The short version: American women are a little uptight. They might call the cops if you look at them too long. And don’t be gallant, that creeps them out.

3. On Socializing With Americans

Short Version: Americans are delicate buttercups by Russian standards, so be gentle. They get all touchy when you show up at their house uninvited and get their feelings hurt just because you hang up on them when you’re done talking. They also do this thing with their legs that is so annoying. Bring them a badminton racket, they go crazy for those. Oh! And when they say, “See you later,” they’re totally lying. And whatever you do, don’t mention the magnetic storm.

4. On American Optimism

Short Version: These people do not stop smiling. Also, they don’t want to hear your problems because it interrupts their smiling. “Surviving” makes you a hero over there. Here it just means you were unlucky, but not unlucky enough to have died.

Read more about it HERE.

 

The Future is Ours [video]

Gandhi’s Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the World

As one who usually doesn’t care for touchy-feely stuff, I was pleasantly surprised at this article from PositivityBlog. It presents some of Mahatma Gandhi’s best bits of advice. The advice seems to be as relevant today as it ever was (perhaps ever more so). The 10 main points are below, but the full article is HERE (MUST read).

1. Change yourself
2. You are in control
3. Forgive and let it go
4. Without action you aren’t going anywhere
5. Take care of this moment
6. Everyone is human
7. Persist
8. See the good in people and help them
9. Be congruent, be authentic, be your true self
10. Continue to grow and evolve

 

 


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