9 Important Facts to Remember as You Grow Older

Number 9 – Death is the number 1 killer in the world.

Number 8 – Life is sexually transmitted.

Number 7 – Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

Number 6 – Men have two emotions: hungry and horny, and they can’t tell them apart. If you see a gleam in his eyes, make him a sandwich.

Number 5 – Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to use the Internet and they won’t bother you for weeks, months, maybe years.

Number 4 – Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in the hospital, dying of nothing.

Number 3 – All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

Number 2 – In the 60’s, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird, and people take Prozac to make it normal.

Number 1 – Life is like a jar of jalapeno peppers. What you do today might burn your ass tomorrow.

And, as someone recently said to me: Don’t worry about old age; it doesn’t last that long.

PUA: The “who lies more” opener

Hello readers,

In this blog post, I share with you a PUA (PickUp Artist) technique that I learned many years ago (around 2005). It is about an opener or a way to break the ice and talk to girls in coffeeshops especially if you are a shy guy.

The “Who lies more” opener is called an indirect opener and said to be originated by Style, author of “The Game” book.

I got to use this opener as soon as I read about it. Basically, all you have to do is find a girl or group of girls you want to approach and ask her or them:

Excuse ladies, my friends and I were chatting the other day and were wondering about something. I want to ask you: Who do you think lies more? Girls or Boys?

This opener will not get you in trouble, but nonetheless, be ready to hear some unexpected or cold replies. Here are some replies I got from some of the girls I approached in coffeeshops:

What a weird question, are you doing some sort of statistics!?

Or:

Well, I don’t know, sorry can’t help you answer this one.

Or simply cutting the conversation short and answering me coldly:

Men

For me, after some field tests, it appears that you should have more openers and try to guess which opener to chose before approaching a girl.

Or you know what? Just be natural, smile and say “Hi” :)

The 4 types of Spiritual Fasting

Today I received the following diagram, because the Christian believers entered the lent period, a period of spiritual fasting.

[skip to the meat (pun intended)]

About the Lent period, I quote from officeholidays.com:

The season of Lent is regarded as a time for when Christians should clean up their spiritual house, coming to terms with their lives and rededicating themselves to a more holy and righteous way of living.

and about “Clean Monday”

This first day of Great Lent is called “Clean Monday” because Christians should begin the holy season with “clean hearts and good intentions.

Now let’s cut to the action!.


Spiritual fasting is when people abstain not only from bodily impurities, but also mental and spiritual ones. They aspire for a more positive and forgiving character during that period.

What you see below is an explanation of what “Spiritual Fasting” is, using the Arabic language. I annotated the circles with numbers from 1 to 4. I will then proceed with the translation:

spiritual-fasting

  1. The fasting of the mouth: Fasting from eating and drinking for a period during the day. At the end of the day, eat fat free food.
  2. The fasting of the senses: control the tongue, the eyes and the ears and guard them from sin.
  3. The fasting of the mind: purify the mind and honor emotions and thoughts
  4. The fasting of the heart: absolving the heart of all evil and loving God from all one’s heart



You got inspired? Please share your thoughts in the comment area.


Related articles:  [Fasting Prayer] [Introduction to Fasting] [Juice Fasting Friday]

And then what?

Hello,

Today I am going to share with you a story about life, work and happiness.

One day, John was walking in the street and he saw Mike, the neighborhood guy that sits around and relaxes all day long.

  • John then told Mike: Mike, I see you here everyday sitting and doing nothing. Why not get some chewing gum and put them next to you?
  • Mike: what for?
  • John: Like this, people will stop by an buy from you so you can make some money.
  • Mike: and then what?
  • John: with that extra money, you can then not only display chewing gum but also some chocolate and potato chips
  • Mike: and then what?
  • John: with enough money from that you can open a small kiosk and sell more stuff and beverages
  • Mike: and then what?
  • John: you can then open a small grocery store and make more money
  • Mike: and then what?
  • John: from that small grocery store, you can expand to have a bigger shop
  • Mike: and then what?
  • John: you can then aim for a supermarket
  • Mike: and then what?
  • John: you can then buy a house and let the business run itself
  • Mike: and then what?
  • John: you can then sit in your house, relax and worry about nothing
  • Mike: But John, I am already doing that! Can’t you see I am sitting here and relaxing everyday!

– Story heard from: Jihad Naaman

 

And so my friends, often times we keep participating in the rat race, always aiming for more when the simple things are often times already within our reach.

 

In My Darkest Hours – A music album review

Hello readers,

Yesterday I had the chance to listen to the new album released by James Ludwig Stark on Amazon:

in-my-darkest-hours

I don’t want to talk much about the album except that I really liked it and the songs live up to their names. I can easily imagine this music being used in movie sound tracks!

These are the songs in the album, see for yourself:

Anna 1:33
Rise 2:54
Teardrops On My Piano 2:40
Into The Darkness 2:37
The Woman Standing In The Dark 3:31
An Untold Story 3:07
Dark Side Of Gloria 2:56
Burying My Grandma 2:35
Goodbye My Friend 2:09
After 64 Consecutive Rejections 3:08

You can listen to samples on Amazon.com or just buy the whole album!

…and by the way, if you notice the last song’s name “After 64 Consecutive Rejections”, I cannot but think “64 bits” in computer terms! :)

Enjoy!