Munchies for the Mind III


RECENT ADDITION TO THE DICTIONARY FOR KALI YUGA

truthiness (noun) Truth coming from the gut, not books; preferring to believe what you wish to believe, rather than what is known to be true.

Steven Colbert: “Truthiness is ‘What I say is right, and nothing anyone else says could possibly be true.’ It’s not only that I feel it to be true, but that I feel it to be true. There’s not only an emotional quality, but there’s a selfish quality.”

OH . . . .

Oxford Concise Dictionary of Proverbs: “With base and sordid natures
familiarity breeds contempt” (1654, T. Fuller, Comment on Ruth, 176).

HAPPINESS

“There ought to be behind the door of every happy, contented man someone standing with a hammer continually reminding him with a tap that there are unhappy people; that however happy he may be, life will show him her laws sooner or later, troubles will come for him—disease, poverty, losses, and no one will see or hear, just as now he neither sees nor hears others.”
—Anton Chekhov, “Gooseberries,” in The Wife and Other Stories, translated by Constance Garnett (Ecco, 1985), p. 283.

BEEN THERE, DONE THAT

Been there, done that

O MY AMERICA!

16th Century

Licence my roving hands, and let them goe
Behind, before, above, between, below.
O my America, my new found lande,
My kingdome, safeliest when with one man man’d,
My myne of precious stones, my Empiree,
How blest am I in this discovering thee.

from “To His Mistress Going to Bed,” by John Donne (1572-1631)

21st Century

THE LOVE/RESPECT AXIS

“Lovemarks are super-evolved brands that forge lasting emotional connections.”

Check out the Love/Respect axis at Saatci & Saatci’s “Lovemarks:”

The Love/Respect Axis
“A fast and intuitive way to give any brand or experience a reality check”

What about: your work? your family? your country? your school? your religion?

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