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October 13, 2008

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Vered - MomGrind

I thought a lot about my family. About what's truly important to me. About my priorities.

Kent @ The Financial Philosopher

I agree, Vered. Family is at the top of my priority list. Money, and its pursuits, are often distractions from our priorities, including family, health and general well-being....

Thanks for sharing your thoughts...

Kent

Padre

Should we think well or not think at all two conflicting opinions from wise philosophers? Remembering “... in every truth the opposite is equally true.”

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Stop thinking, and end your problems. —Lao Tzu

A person cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances." - As A Man Thinketh

Any thought, we consistently think, we create the experience of. It is therefore not possible to think one thing and produce something different. Rather "as within, so without". "If you want to control your circumstances for harmony and happiness, you must control your thoughts for them."

As in your previous post time to move on the father who has been told he has months to live is not concerned about the financial crisis because he is not devoting any thoughts to it.

Kent @ The Financial Philosopher

Padre:

You make a great point, which I believe deserves expansion:

"Thinking well" would include the allocation of our thoughts, much like the allocation of a portfolio of investments. It could even mean the minimizing or removal of thought...

I agree that allocating too much, if any, of our thoughts to the financial crisis is potentially harmful to both our mental and physical well-being.

As with most of my blog posts, everything returns to self-awareness: If you know your self, you will know how much of your thought, or attention, should be allocated to any particular thought or set of thoughts, or no thoughts at all!

As for contradicting words among philosophers and within themselves, such is the dynamic strength of philosophy!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts...

Frank Farbenbloom

Iasiah Berlin pointed out that "all great idea began as a thought in someone's head".

Rabbi Leo Baeck mobilized Jewish learning as a means of resistance to the Nazi effort to dehumanize the Jews. He is quoted as saying that "they could take everything from me but as long as I could think they couldn't take away my humanity"

Thanks for the new series.

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