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What is a piece of wisdom you've recently heard somebody say?

Asked by Jeruba (51916points) July 26th, 2020

I heard someone remark, “You can’t take care of somebody else’s needs and set boundaries at the same time.” That left me with plenty to think about.

What voice of experience and wisdom have you listened to recently? Please share. Just a line, though, and not a whole sermon.

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janbb's avatar

“I believe happiness is a choice.” I’m still pondering that one.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

“If you loved more and worried less… you would be happier.”

Darth_Algar's avatar

“We’re all pretty much here to fuck.” – the Buddha

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

“How should we treat others?”
“There are no others.”

josie's avatar

My (late) mother’s oldest sister. An aging Boomer whom I love as if she were my mom.

Everybody thinks their interests are important.
And they are.
Lots of people think their interests are more important than yours.
They’re not.

smudges's avatar

You can’t give 100%, 10% at a time.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

“If you find yourself in a hole, quit digging.”

doyendroll's avatar

Prolixity perplexes perspicacity.

Jus’ sayin’.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Jealousy is love and hate at the same time.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Intelligence is how to do something; Wisdom is knowing not to do it.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

“Don’t get into a fight with a fool, you stoop to their level and then they beat you with experience.” – Author unknown

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

They asked me how I planned to get that time back.

ucme's avatar

Never go out without clean knees.

Mimishu1995's avatar

“Every research paper has some kind of imperfection. We just have to try our best.”

Said my teacher when she was telling me that I was worrying too much.

Inspired_2write's avatar

You teach people how to treat you.
( Neighbor talking about another women who is/was a doormat all of her life and is having problems again..same issue.)

I have talked with her for over many years about standing up for herself and gave up since she prefers the victim role?

Brian1946's avatar


Welcome back!

Have you defended your thesis yet?

Patty_Melt's avatar

@Mimishu1995, hey!
I’m glad you have a minute to breathe, and fluther!

Have you been on tv yet?

Mimishu1995's avatar

@Brian @Patty I’m good. I have defended my thesis and finished going through all the hoop and loop to get the copy into the library, so now I have a lot of minutes to breathe!

Also not me, but my city has been on TV. The virus has come back and now I staying at home in quarantine again…

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