Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
The strategic adversary is fascism... the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us.
I never could bear the idea of anyone's expecting something from me. It always made me want to do just the opposite.
Awkward silences rule the world. People are so terrified of awkward silences that they will literally go to war rather than face an awkward silence.
They lived like monkeys still, while their new god powers lay around them in the weeds.
Behavior is the substance of religion. Belief is the substance of relationship.
Every organized religion holds that certain behaviors, rituals, personalities, places, and/or books are sacred. These organized teachings are proper in their own place, but they are mere options for the one infused with devotion. To such a one, God is direct and spontaneous, providing him with an immediate source of guidance and direction. His relationship with God is not mediated through anyone or anything. (104)
If you have feelings for someone, let them know. It doesn’t matter if they can be in your life or not. Maybe, it is just enough for both of you to release the truth, so healing can occur. The opposite is true, as well. If you don’t have feelings for someone then never let another person suggest that you do. Protect your reputation and be responsible for the wrong information spread about you. Never allow anyone to live with a false belief or unfounded hope about you. An honorable person sets the record straight, so that person can move on with their life.
The day drags along, you make thousands of plans, you imagine every possible conversation, you promise to change your behavior in certain ways–and you feel more and more anxious until your loved one arrives. But by then, you don't know what to say. The hours of waiting have been transformed into tension, the tension has become fear, and the fear makes you embarrassed about showing affection.
Manners and politeness will never become old-fashioned.
If you behave in a manner that poisons your relationship, don’t be surprised when it dies.
When you feel wronged by life, you give yourself permission to have another cookie, or another drink, or another pill, or another sulk. After all you’ve been through, why deprive yourself anymore? This is a vicious cycle. You keep feeling wronged in order to enjoy more of your consolation prize.
Because you believed I was capable of behaving decently, I did.
I’m not distracted by the verbal blah blah... Behavior speaks... You either produce excuses or results. The rest is just noise.
Many of my quotes are observational.
A bad attitude is like moths, it will eat everything good you have in your life.
Anger and aggressive behavior create a combative environment and temporarily reduces one’s ability to utilize their intellectual capacity. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo) – 2007
What people don't understand about other people -and when malevolent don't want to understand- is that a moment is not a lifetime and everyone can transform to their best self if they have the appropriate resources.
There are many ways to evaluate one’s character; observe one’s reaction when receiving praise to gain a greater understanding of their behavioral traits.
Formal education and current position can define your worthiness. What makes you extraordinary is defined by your attitude towards others.