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My Next Life

30 Seconds of My Life

My Next Life
by George Carlin

I want to live my next life backwards: You start out dead and get that out
of the way.

Then you wake up in a nursing home feeling better every day.

Then you get kicked out for being too healthy.

Enjoy your retirement and collect your pension.

Then when you start work, you get a gold watch on your first day.

You work 40 years until you’re too young to work.

You get ready for High School: drink alcohol, party, and you’re generally
promiscuous.

Then you go to primary school, you become a kid, you play, and you have no
responsibilities.

Then you become a baby, and then … you spend your last 9 months floating peacefully in Spa-like conditions – Central heating, room service on tap, and then …

You finish off as an orgasm.

A Letter To Parents

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A school principal in Singapore sent this letter to parents before the exams.

Dear Parents,

The exams of your children are to start soon. I know you are all really anxious for your child to do well.

But please do remember, amongst the students, who will be sitting for the exams, there is an artist, who doesn’t need to understand Maths.

There is an entrepreneur, who doesn’t care about History or English literature.

There is a musician, whose Chemistry marks won’t matter.

There’s an athlete, whose physical fitness is more important than Physics.

If your child does get top marks, that’s great! But, if he or she doesn’t, please don’t take away their self-confidence and dignity from them.

Tell them it’s OK, it’s just an exam. They are cut out for much bigger things in life.

Tell them, no matter what they score, you love them and will not judge them.

Please do this, and when you do, watch your children conquer the world. One exam or low marks won’t take away their dreams and talent.

And please, do not think that doctors and engineers are the only happy people in the world.

With Warm Regards,
The Principal.

12 Laws of Karma

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  1. The Great Law: Whatever we put into the Universe will come back to us.
  2. The Law of Creation: Life does not happen by itself, we need to make it happen.
  3. The Law of Humility: One must accept something in order to change it.
  4. The Law of Growth: When we change ourselves, our lives follow suit and change too.
  5. The Law of Responsibility: We must take responsibility for what is in our life.
  6. The Law of Connection: The Past, Present, and Future are all connected.
  7. The Law of Focus: We cannot think of two different things at the same time.
  8. The Law of Giving and Hospitality: Our behavior should match our thoughts and actions.
  9. The Law of Here and Now: We cannot be present of we are looking backward.
  10. The Law of Change: History repeats itself until we learn the lessons from it and change our path.
  11. The Law of Patience and Reward: Rewards of lasting value require patient and persistent.
  12. The Law of Significance and Inspiration: Rewards are a direct result of the energy and effort we put into it.

Kaizen

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Rooted in Japanese philosophy, Kaizen is a long-term approach to change based on implementing changes in small increments. Used by many businesses, it seeks to improve efficiency and quality by applying small, incremental process changes. By applying continuous incremental improvements, the business will grow and thrive.

The word “Kaizen” is derived from “Kai” meaning change, “Zen” meaning good. The history of Kaizen began after World War II when Toyota applied the concept in its production process. It became very popular in Japan in the 1950s, and it continues today as Kaizen groups.

Although Kaizen was developed for the improvement of business, it can be applied to personal goal setting as well. In a similar fashion, if you apply short-term, incremental achievements toward your goal every day, you will eventually build better habits over the long-term to accomplish the goal you’ve set for yourself.

Good habits are fundamentally linked to effective goal setting. The Kaizen approach helps us to build good habits by teaching us to apply a small step every day toward our goal. Eventually the good habits will replace the bad ones and you will maintain consistent gains.

Start by breaking down your goal into small parts. Each day, accomplish a very small percentage of each part. For example, if you are writing a book, decide on a writing schedule and stick to it every day. Set a realistic number of words you will write each day and write at least that amount every day. These small steps will be more manageable and a lot less intimidating.

If you apply small percentage increments each day, the changes will build on each other until you will eventually notice a major gain. Try it yourself. Set a 3-month goal for yourself. Start by getting just 1% accomplished each day. Yes, it’s a tiny amount but it’s doable. Focus on the practice instead of the performance. Each small percentage will build on the last, and in three months’ time you will notice a 100% improvement from where you started.

A Goodbye Letter To My Human

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Owner, Dearest Friend – by Vivian Matthews

I could never say enough, Owner, Dearest Friend, to thank you for the love you gave to me, until the end.

I’m sorry that I hurt you by saying my goodbye. You gave me such a happy home, I lived a happy life. I leap and played and laughed in ways you maybe couldn’t see. Of all the pets you might have loved, I’m glad that you chose me.

It’s okay to miss me, for I miss you too.

It’s okay to bow your head and cry if you have to.

However hard it seems today, your dear sweet heart will heal.

For now, my friend, remember me and feel what you must feel. But don’t give up on loving, Owner, Dearest Friend. Although the cost is oh so high, it’s worth it in the end – to know that you made this pet’s life the best one it could be. It should be no mystery why you meant the world to me.

So here’s my final word, my friend, this is my last wish: Find another lonely pet, then give to them my dish. And every time they make you smile, know that I’m smiling too, still so proud to once have been a dearest friend to you.

Love, always.

No Guts No Glory

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At age 5 his father died.
At age 16 he quit school.
At age 17 he had already lost four jobs.
At age 18 he got married.
Between ages 18 and 22, he was a railroad conductor and failed.
He joined the army and washed out there.
He applied for law school he was rejected.
He became an insurance sales man and failed again.
At age 19 he became a father.
At age 20 his wife left him and took their baby daughter.
He became a cook and dishwasher in a small cafe.
He failed in an attempt to kidnap his own daughter, and eventually he convinced his wife to return home.
At age 65 he retired.
On the first day of retirement he received a cheque from the Government for $105.
He felt that the Government was saying that he couldn’t provide for himself.
He decided to commit suicide, it wasn’t worth living anymore; he had failed so much.
He sat under a tree writing his will, but instead, he wrote what he would have accomplished with his life. He realized there was much more that he hadn’t done. There was one thing he could do better than anyone he knew. And that was how to cook.
So he borrowed $87 against his cheque and bought and fried up some chicken using his recipe, and went door to door to sell them to his neighbors in Kentucky.
Remember at age 65 he was ready to commit suicide.
But at age 88, Colonel Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Empire was a billionaire.

Moral of the story: It’s all about your attitude. Never give up no matter how hard it gets. You have what it takes to be successful. Go for it and make a difference. It’s never too late to start all over. It’s never too old to dream.

5 Dumb Ways People Get Fired

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1. Getting Into A Fight
British chef Adam Steele was fired for head butting and punching a colleague. Deal with your frustrations before they escalate and cause you to behave badly. Remember how you behave while “off duty” can matter has much as when you are on the job. Avoid heavy drinking with colleagues and don’t allow a single moment of uncontrolled anger to ruin your career.

2. Social Media Rants
Racist, hateful, sexist and generally vile posts on social media have led to many dumb people getting fired. When your blood is boiling and your fingertips are poised over the keyboard, stop! Take a few deep breaths and get some perspective before posting anything. While it might feel great in the moment to let off steam and tell the world how aggrieved you are feeling, you might not like the consequences of your actions. Consider if there is a more productive way of dealing with the issue.

3. Just Not Doing Your Job
In US a guy was discovered in 2013 to have hired a Shanghai consultancy to do his job for him. He paid them a fifth of his salary and went undetected for years, even managing to win employee of the month awards on numerous occasions. If you are so bored in your job that you can’t bring yourself to do it, recognize it’s time to leave. While earning money for doing nothing may seem attractive, reflect on what really makes you happy in life and gives you a sense of fulfillment. For most people making a meaningful contribution is essential to thriving. Choose to work in roles and for organisations you enjoy.

4. Faking Your CV
Embellishing and downright lying on CVs has led to many people being fired from their job. Just don’t do it. Apply for roles you are qualified for and back yourself to get the job without lying. It’s ridiculous to think that no one will ever find out you have lied, so present who you are honestly. Being authentic in life is entirely more likely to enable you to thrive than cheating your way into positions you probably don’t deserve.

5. Avoidance
Despite their employer’s best efforts to help them, some people simply don’t want to listen or take responsibility. Take the opportunities you are given to understand how you need to and can improve. Ask trusted colleagues or advisers to give you honest feedback. Don’t immediately assume because your manager is giving you constructive feedback that they aren’t on your side. Honest feedback when delivered respectfully is vital when faced with the prospect of losing your job.