ARE YOU A REAL PILOT? from Joe Burton An old Marine Pilot sat down at the Starbucks, still wearing his old USMC flight suit and leather jacket and ordered a cup of coffee. As he sat sipping his coffee, a young woman sat down next to him. She turned to the pilot and asked, 'Are you a real pilot?' He replied, 'Well, I've spent my whole life flying planes, first Stearmans, then the early Grummans... flew a Wildcat and Corsair in WWII, and later in the Korean conflict, Banshees and Cougars. I've taught more than 260 people to fly and given rides to hundreds, so I guess I am a pilot, and you, what are you? She said, 'I'm a lesbian. The two sat sipping in silence. A little while later, a young man sat down on the other side of the old pilot and asked: "are you a real pilot?" He replied, 'I always thought I was, but I just found out I'm a lesbian.'
Why Winners Win and Losers Lose post written by: Marc Chernoff Email We all want to be winners. Here are a few ideas on why winners win and losers lose. Losers fail once and quit. What did I leave off the list? Photo by: Yasin Hassan If you enjoyed this article, check out our new best-selling book. And get inspiring life tips and quotes in your inbox (it's free)...
Quotes | Latest "Those who give, receive. Those who take, are taken from. When you give something to someone, you also give it to yourself. What you're expressing to others you're also expressing towards yourself. The words you use about yourself creates the image you have of yourself. (click to see entire quote) "Those who give, receive. Schools don't teach this. some thoughts...
Supermarket Psychic A woman at the grocery store went to the register with these items in her cart: * a carton of eggs * a quart of orange juice * a head of romaine lettuce * a 2 lb. can of coffee * a 1 lb. package of bacon. As she was unloading her items on the conveyor belt to check out, a drunk standing behind her watched as she placed the items in front of the cashier. While the cashier was ringing up her purchases, the drunk calmly stated, "You must be single." The woman was a bit startled by this proclamation, but she was intrigued by the derelict's intuition, since she was indeed single. She looked at her six items on the belt and saw nothing particularly unusual about her selections that could have tipped off the drunk to her marital status. Curiosity getting the better of her, she said "Well, you know what, you're absolutely correct. The drunk replied, "Cause you're uglier than shit".
How To Train Yourself To Be In The Mood You Want Dec 27, 2010 When you have major changes going on in your life, or you’re just frustrated about where you are, it’s easy to get trapped in a cycle of depression, bad moods and frustration. I know, I’ve been there … and when I’m not careful, I still get there more than I want to. But when I’ve had a particularly hard time, I hit these moments where I’m in a foul mood, or I’m just feeling paralyzed, and I’m just stuck. I’m going to outline the framework that I’ve been using successfully to really get myself resourceful and motivated (and in a better mood) when I’m feeling stuck. First Up: Using A Framework to Escape From Paralyzing Emotions When we feel bad, it’s hard to “feel good” again. The reason for this is that steps take the emotion out of our situation and give us direction to simply act. You can call these verbal step-by-step tools anchors if you want, because they’re ways to anchor your emotional state to a time where you knew what to do and you felt prepared. Think about it. Dave
Borderline Personality The Human Mind Borderline Personality Disorder Borderline Personality Disorder is a pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects, and marked impulsivity beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following: Source: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)Back to Personality Disorders Know yourself - Understand others! Back to Human Mind & Personality
The Vulgar Parrot The Vulgar Parrot A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the bird's mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to "clean up" the bird's vocabulary. Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. John, in desperation, threw up his hands, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer. Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer. John was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude.
Eight (harsh) Truths That Will Improve Your Life... They say life is what we make of it. By the end of this post, I hope to have helped you decide whether that statement is true or not. There is no doubt that life has its ups and downs. However, how we deal with them can sometimes make all the difference. Some of these lessons may be old-hat for you. 1. Friends will always come and go in your life; even though I'm back in the UK now, all my friends are in university around the country and not exactly in meeting distance. Important Lesson: There are an abundance of amazing people out there for you to meet and build relationships with. You won't always get what you want in life: people are going to be late, people will let you down, items you want won't always be available. Important Lesson: Don't look for happiness in material possessions and if things don't go your way, learn to accept them. Important Lesson: Not everyone is always going to like you, and that's fine. 4. 5. As the saying goes - "Only those who are asleep make no mistakes".
Depressive Personality The Human Mind Depressive Personality Disorder Depressive Personality Disorder is a pervasive pattern of depressive cognitions and behaviors beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following: usual mood is dominated by dejection, gloominess, cheerlessness, joylessness, unhappiness;self-concept centers around beliefs of inadequacy, worthlessness, and low self-esteem;is critical, blaming, and derogatory toward self;is brooding and given to worry;is negativistic, critical, and judgmental toward others;is pessimistic;is prone to feeling guilty or remorseful. Source: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)Back to Personality Disorders Know yourself - Understand others! Back to Human Mind & Personality
Harley Davidson Meets God The inventor of the Harley Davidson Motorcycle Corporation, Arthur Davidson, died and went to heaven. At the gates, St. Peter told Arthur, "Since you've been such a good man and your motorcycles have changed the world, your reward is you can hang out with anyone you want in Heaven." Arthur thought about it for a minute and then said, "I want to hang out with God." Arthur then asked God, "Hey, aren't you the inventor of woman?" God said, "Ah, yes." "Well," said Arthur, "professional to professional, you have some major design flaws in your invention: 1. "Hmmmm, you may have some good points there," replied God, "hold on." "Well, it may be true that my invention is flawed," God said to Arthur, "but according to these numbers, more men are riding my invention than yours."
40 Belief-Shaking Remarks From a Ruthless Nonconformist | Raptitude.com If there’s one thing Friedrich Nietzsche did well, it’s obliterate feel-good beliefs people have about themselves. He has been criticized for being a misanthrope, a subvert, a cynic and a pessimist, but I think these assessments are off the mark. I believe he only wanted human beings to be more honest with themselves. He did have a remarkable gift for aphorism — he once declared, “It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.” A hundred years after his death, Nietzsche retains his disturbing talent for turning a person’s worldview upside-down with one jarring remark. Even today his words remain controversial. Here are 40 unsympathetic statements from the man himself. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. More of Nietzsche’s genius here. Have a lot on your mind? Everyday mindfulness has transformed my life, and the lives of many others.
Masochistic Personality The Human Mind Masochistic (Self-defeating) Personality Disorder Self-defeating Personality Disorder is a pervasive pattern of self-defeating behavior, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts. The person may often avoid or undermine pleasurable experiences, be drawn to situations or relationships in which he or she will suffer, and prevent others from helping him or her, as indicated by at least five of the following: The behaviors do not occur exclusively in response to, or in anticipation of , being physically, sexually, or psychologically abused. The behaviors do not occur only when the person is depressed. Source: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)Back to Personality Disorders Know yourself - Understand others! Back to Human Mind & Personality
Blank Family Tree Diagrams Getting started with family history? Here is a free, blank family tree that you can print. It has a basic fill-in-the-blank layout of parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents with extra room for notes. Even if you're experienced with genealogy and organize your tree information on a website such as WikiTree or Ancestry.com you might want to print out one of these when you're going to a family reunion, party, or visiting a grandparent. Scroll below for a variety of alternate tree diagram images, printing instructions, and usage tips. There are also tips for using an online tree with printable charts as an efficient way to organize and maintain your family tree. If you have a blog or website, there are family tree widgets you can embed in any blog post or web page. Alternate Diagram Images Here are slight variations on the tree above. Thanks to my brother Ted Whitten for the tree photos used as backgrounds in these images. Printing the Trees Including More Family Information