I am 58 years old and my next birthday is April 18 … aaahhhh … glorious 59. And the next one will be the big 60! (feel like 20 though)
You live life once, I thought, so Martha, let’s get crrrrrazy and get yourself an electrical scooter and/or a motorcycle. This is the baby I’m getting (max speed 25 km/hr and good uphill power)
SCOOTER WITH LIGHTS ON
See, I have been a bicyclist for 15 years already. I have built powerful muscles and resistance. I can climb hills that are pretty steep and I love speed. I can go down the airport highway of my city where I live at 84 km/hr (52.19 miles/hr). And I am not afraid. I love it. But I am ready to try new things, and an electrical scooter is my gift for this year’s birthday, In the meantime, I will keep looking for the motorcycle of my dreams!
SCOOTER WITH LIGHTS OFF
Cycling is a wonderful physical activity, hobby, sport or a way of life. I love cycling in all its forms.
But I also love motorcycles and cars, buses, horses, ok, any form of transportation, a donkey? Yeah, why not!
Pedaling my bicycles, riding my motorcycles and horses has taken me to places of wonder, then my brain takes pictures of beauty and my heart rejoices.
Japanese Cherry Blossom
BAMBO FOREST IN JAPAN
PILLARD SHADE FOREST
Breakfast in Messy Bed!
Perfectionists have a lot of baggage that other people don’t, and that baggage comes from constantly striving to appear perfect.” Basically, it’s not easy being perfect; it’s heavy and exhausting.
When we live a rigid life in order to attain out-of-reach goals, we miss out on the organic rhythms that our mind and bodies might be moving to in a life less focused on perfection. Striving to be great … or good or even just okay.
Messy but lots of Fun!
Rather than perfect allows one to find their groove and excel, even if that means excelling with a messy sink or undone hair. And when you get to that point, and can find the liberating joy of imperfection? I would say that’s pretty perfect.
Messy Beautiful Hair!
Furnham says that people focused on perfection tend to have low self-esteem, noting also the presence of “guilt and its fellow travelers, shame and self-recrimination.” Admittedly it’s not clear if low self esteem feeds perfectionism or if perfectionism feeds low self esteem, but when I think of the more confident people I know, they are the ones unashamed of imperfection.
I for one stopped being so rigid in my cycling schedule. I now dress the way I feel like, colorful if I want to, no planned routes. Yes, I am a Messy Cyclist, and I LOVE IT!
Messy Happy Cyclists!
“If you believe in yourself, everything is possible. Live the life of your dreams. Let it be!”—dramacn
“It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.”
― Noël Coward, Blithe Spirit
A liar is a person who changes the facts of an event or situation by giving details to the story that are untrue. The change of facts are not a misinterpretation or a unsubstantial lapse of memory; the altered information is intentional and, more often than not, benefit the liar or make him/her seem more appealing.
And a hypocrite is someone who portrays a certain lifestyle, or a deep set value, often preaching against a particular behavior or act, but secretly (or occasionally openly) partaking in what it is he/she publicly scorns.
“Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy.”
― Warren Wiersbe
“The truth has become an insult.”
― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun
Violence and hate: brutal behavior and intense aversion coming from extreme anger. That is the definition of two barbarousness acts and feelings happening in our world. And I don’t want any part of it.
I reject all lack of kindness in my life. Because that is no way to live.
My life is too precious to waste it having resentment, hate, being violent or unkind. That is why is imperative to me to be surrounded by people who embrace the same values I do.
I want: peace, loyalty, honesty, respect, compassion, kindness, sincerity. I want to give it all, I want to get it all. It goes both ways, remember that.
The more we watch violent TV shows, play bloody games where killing is the goal. The more we participate in digital conversations spreading hate and attacking others -that many times we don’t even know physically-, the more damage we cause to our brain and our general well being.
I choose happiness, I choose love. I say no to violence, I say no to hate.
Hypocrites have “taught” me to be more careful about trusting so easily.
They have shown me that the world can be beautiful without them in my life.
I am stronger because of their hypocrite self-righteous judgement.
I love it that these people get offended by the truth.
I have learned to appreciate and love the people around me who are truthful, straightforward honest and never deceive me.
The cause of hypocrisy originally stems from insecurity.
Selfishness is a form of insecurity because an overly selfish person needs to take advantage of or withhold resources from others, since they don’t believe they can live their best life being generous and honest.
That implies that they have less trust in their ability to live a comfortable life, meaning they are insecure about their skills.
According to this logic presented, hypocrisy really only originates from insecurity if the two mains causes are insecurity and selfishness.
“People dislike hypocrites because they unfairly use condemnation to gain reputational benefits and appear virtuous at the expense of those who they are condemning –when these reputational benefits are in fact undeserved,”
Explains psychological scientist Jillian Jordan of Yale University, first author on the research.