Never waste jealousy on a real man:  it is the imaginary man that supplants us all in the long run.  ~George Bernard Shaw

In jealousy there is more self-love than love.  ~François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims, 1665

Envy is a waste of time.  ~Author Unknown

The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause. ~Baltasar Gracián, translated from Spanish

It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.  ~Lawrence Durrell, Justine, 1957

It is never wise to seek or wish for another’s misfortune. If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang. ~Charley Reese

He that is not jealous is not in love.  ~St. Augustine

The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves. ~William Penn, Some Fruits of Solitude, 1693

Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.  ~Josh Billings

Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own.  ~Harold Coffin

Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.  ~Elizabeth Bowen

Envy is thin because it bites but never eats.  ~Spanish Proverb

Calamities are of two kinds:  misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others.  ~Ambrose Bierce

Jealousy is simply and clearly the fear that you do not have value.  Jealousy scans for evidence to prove the point – that others will be preferred and rewarded more than you.  There is only one alternative – self-value.  If you cannot love yourself, you will not believe that you are loved.  You will always think it’s a mistake or luck.  Take your eyes off others and turn the scanner within.  Find the seeds of your jealousy, clear the old voices and experiences.  Put all the energy into building your personal and emotional security.  Then you will be the one others envy, and you can remember the pain and reach out to them.  ~Jennifer James

Jealousy in romance is like salt in food.  A little can enhance the savor, but too much can spoil the pleasure and, under certain circumstances, can be life-threatening.  ~Maya Angelou

Jealousy is the great exaggerator.  ~Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, The Conspiracy of Fiesco, 1783

Jealousy and love are sisters.  ~Russian Proverb

As iron is eaten by rust, so are the envious consumed by envy.  ~Antisthenes

Jealousy is an awkward homage which inferiority renders to merit.  ~Mme. de Puixieux

Jealousy is the dragon in paradise; the hell of heaven; and the most bitter of the emotions because associated with the sweetest.  ~A.R. Orage

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.  ~George Eliot

[T]he ear of jealousy heareth all things.  ~The Bible (Apocrypha), Wisdom of Solomon 1:10

Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained from it. ~Honore de Balzac

Jealousy injures us with the dagger of self-doubt. ~Terri Guillemets

Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy. ~François de La Rochefoucauld

Envy is ignorance.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

O jealousy! thou magnifier of trifles.  ~Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

Envy lurks at the bottom of the human heart like a viper in its hole. ~Honoré de Balzac

Never love unless you can
Bear with all the faults of man:
Men will sometimes jealous be,
Though but little cause they see.
~Thomas Campion, “Never Love”

Every other sin hath some pleasure annexed to it, or will admit of an excuse:  envy alone wants both.  ~Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy

Trifles light as air
Are to the jealous confirmations strong
As proofs of holy writ.
~William Shakespeare, Othello

The jealous bring down the curse they fear upon their own heads.  ~Dorothy Dix

Pity is for the living, envy is for the dead.  ~Mark Twain

Jealousy is always born with love, but does not always die with it.  ~François Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims

Whoever envies another confesses his superiority.  ~Samuel Johnson, The Rambler

It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.  ~Aeschylus

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock
The meat it feeds on.
~William Shakespeare, Othello

Envy is a symptom of lack of appreciation of our own uniqueness and self worth.  Each of us has something to give that no one else has.  ~Elizabeth O’Connor

Envy assails the noblest:  the winds howl around the highest peaks.  ~Ovid

A show of envy is an insult to oneself.  ~Yevgeny Alexandrovich Yevtushenko

Envy is a littleness of soul, which cannot see beyond a certain point, and if it does not occupy the whole space feels itself excluded.  ~William Hazlitt,Characteristics, 1823

Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits.  ~Paul Eldridge

The truest mark of being born with great qualities is being born without envy.  ~Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretense of keeping it alive.  ~Havelock Ellis, On Life and Sex: Essays of Love and Virtue, 1937

Jealousy… is a mental cancer.  ~B.C. Forbes

Jealousy hyphenates love in all the wrong places.  ~Terri Guillemets

If envy were a fever, all the world would be ill.  ~Danish Proverb

Envy slays itself by its own arrows.  ~Author Unknown

And oft, my jealousy shapes faults that are not.  ~William Shakespeare

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JOHN RAY YUBAL

@mr. awesome

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David Tyson Gentry

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Photograph by Mohammad Ali F.

“True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable”

Muhammad Ali

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“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything”

Jim Henson

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“There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met”

Bob Marley

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“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for”

Oscar Wilde

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Photograph by Olga Caprotti

“Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation”

Plutarch

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Photograph by Dimitris Papazimouris

“I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Photograph by JD Hancock

“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them”

C.S. Lewis

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“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What!” You Too? I thought I was the only one.”

Mark Twain

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“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life”

Friedrich Nietzsche

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“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages”

Henry David Thoreau

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Photograph by Ross Pollack

“Be true to your work, your word, and your friends”

Marlene Dietrich

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Photograph by Bùi Linh Ngân

“It’s the friends that you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter”

Virginia Woolf

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“Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends”

Linda Grayson

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“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate”

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The Strangers in Your Dreams are Actually People That You’ve Seen in Real Life!

 

The human brain is responsible for many complex creations, but it can’t invent the image of people. So the “strangers” that you meet in your dreams actually have the faces of people who you’ve once seen in your real life but forgotten, like your childhood mailman or that guy bumped into on the side walk that one time. 

Chances are that you’ve laid their eyes on more than a few individuals, and so the brain as a huge cast of characters to play with when you drift off to sleep. Except for in the case of extreme psychological disorder, every human being dreams. In fact, in a recent study, students who were awakened at the beginning of each dream but still allowed 8 hours of sleep, all experienced difficulty concentrating, irritability, hallucinations, and signs of psychosis in a span of three days. 

When they were allowed their REM sleep, their brains compensated for the lost time by increasing the percentage of the sleep spent in the REM stage. Dreams are a window into the subconscious. Even though most of the time, they’re completely random, disorganized, and we forget 90% of them within 10 minutes of waking up; many people have drawn inspiration from their dreams. Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein was a based on a dream that she had.

 

 

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JOHN RAY YUBAL

@mr. awesome

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88 Important Truths I’ve Learned About Life

Everyone gets drilled with certain lessons in life. Sometimes it takes repeated demonstrations of a given law of life to really get it into your skull, and other times one powerful experience drives the point home once forever. Here are 88 things I’ve discovered about life, the world, and its inhabitants by this point in my short time on earth.

1. You can’t change other people, and it’s rude to try.

2. It is a hundred times more difficult to burn calories than to refrain from consuming them in the first place.

3. If you’re talking to someone you don’t know well, you may be talking to someone who knows way more about whatever you’re talking about than you do.

4. The cheapest and most expensive models are usually both bad deals.

5. Everyone likes somebody who gets to the point quickly.

6. Bad moods will come and go your whole life, and trying to force them away makes them run deeper and last longer.

7. Children are remarkably honest creatures until we teach them not to be.

8. If everyone in the TV show you’re watching is good-looking, it’s not worth watching.

9. Yelling always makes things worse.

10. Whenever you’re worried about what others will think of you, you’re really just worried about what you’ll think of you.

11. Every problem you have is your responsibility, regardless of who caused it.

12. You never have to deal with more than one moment at a time.

13. If you never doubt your beliefs, then you’re wrong a lot.

14. Managing one’s wants is the most powerful skill a person can learn.

15. Nobody has it all figured out.

16. Cynicism is far too easy to be useful.

17. Every passing face on the street represents a story every bit as compelling and complicated as yours.

18. Whenever you hate something, it hates you back: people, situations and inanimate objects alike.

19. Ralph Waldo Emerson’s works alone can teach you everything you need to know about living with grace and happiness.

20. People embellish everything, as a rule.

21. Anger reveals weakness of character, violence even moreso.

22. Humans cannot destroy the planet, but we can destroy its capacity to keep us alive.  And we are.

23. When people are uncomfortable with the present moment, they fidget with their hands or their minds.  Watch and see.

24. Those who complain the most, accomplish the least.

25. Putting something off makes it instantly harder and scarier.

26. Credit card debt devours souls.

27. Nobody knows more than a minuscule fraction of what’s going on in the world. It’s just way too big for any one person to know it well.

28. Most of what we see is only what we think about what we see.

29. A person who is unafraid to present a candid version of herself to the world is as rare as diamonds.

30. The most common addiction in the world is the draw of comfort. It wrecks dreams and breaks people.

31. If what you’re doing feels perfectly safe, there is probably a better course of action.

32. The greatest innovation in the history of humankind is language.

33. Blame is the favorite pastime of those who dislike responsibility.

34. Everyone you meet is better than you at something.

35. Proof is nothing but a collection of opinions that match your own.

36. Knowledge is belief, nothing more.

37. Indulging your desires is not self-love.

38. What makes human beings different from animals is that animals can be themselves with ease.

39. Self-examination is the only path out of misery.

40. Whoever you are, you will die. To know and understand that means you are alive.

41. Revenge is for the petty and irresponsible.

42. Getting truly organized can vastly improve anyone’s life.

43. Almost every cliché contains a truth so profound that people have been compelled to repeat it until it makes you roll your eyes. But the wisdom is still in there.

44. People cause suffering when they are suffering themselves. Alleviating their suffering will help them not hurt others.

45. High quality is worth any quantity, in possessions, friends and experiences.

46. The world would be a better place if everyone read National Geographic.

47. If you aren’t happy single, you won’t be happy in a relationship.

48. Even if it costs no money, nothing is free if it takes time.

49. Emotions exist to make us strongly biased towards or against something. This hinders as often as it helps.

50. Addiction is a much greater problem in society than it’s made out to be. It’s present in every person in various forms, but usually we call it something else.

51. “Gut feeling” is not just a euphemism. Tension in the abdomen speaks volumes about how you truly feel about something, beyond all arguments and rationales.

52. Posture and dress change profoundly how you feel about yourself and how others feel about you, like it or not.

53. Everyone thinks they’re an above average driver.

54. The urge to punish others has much more to do with venting frustration than correcting behavior.

55. By default, people think far too much.

56. If anything is worth splurging on, it’s a high-quality mattress. You’ll spend a third of your life using it.

57. There is nothing worse than having no friends.

58. To write a person off as worthless is an act of great violence.

59. Try as we might to be otherwise, we are all hypocrites.

60. Justice is a human invention which is in reality rarely achievable, but many will not hesitate to destroy lives demanding it.

61. Kids will usually understand exactly what you mean if you keep it to one or two short sentences.

62. Stuff that’s on sale usually has an annoying downside.

63. Casual swearing makes people sound dumb.

64. Words are immensely powerful. One cruel remark can wound someone for life.

65. It’s easy to make someone’s day just by being uncommonly pleasant to them.

66. Most of what children learn from their parents isn’t taught on purpose.

67. The secret ingredient is usually butter, in obscene amounts.

68. It is worth re-trying foods that you didn’t like at first.

69. Problems, when they arise, are rarely as painful as the experience of fearing them.

70. Nothing — ever — happens exactly like you pictured it.

71. North Americans are generally terrible at accepting compliments and offers of help.

72. There are not enough women in positions of power. The world has suffered from this deficit for a long time.

73. When you break promises to yourself, you feel terrible. When you make a habit of it, you begin to hate yourself.

74. A good nine out of ten bad things I’ve worried about never happened. A good nine out of ten bad things that did happen never occurred to me to worry about.

75. You can’t hide a bad mood from people who know you well, but you can always be polite.

76. Sometimes you have to remove certain people from your life, even if they’re family.

77. Anyone can be calmed in an instant by looking at the ocean or the stars.

78. There is no point finishing a book you aren’t enjoying. Life is too short for that. Swallow your pride and put it down for good, unfinished.

79. There is no correlation between the price of a brand of batteries and how long they last.

80. Breaking new ground only takes a small amount more effort than you’re used to giving.

81. Life is a solo trip, but you’ll have lots of visitors. Some of them are long-term, most aren’t.

82. One of the best things you can do for your kids is take them on road trips. I’m not a parent, but I was a kid once.

83. The fewer possessions you have, the more they do for you.

84. Einstein was wiser than he was intelligent, and he was a genius.

85. When you’re sick of your own life, that’s a good time to pick up a book.

86. Wishing things were different is a great way to torture yourself.

87. The ability to be happy is nothing other than the ability to come to terms with how things change.

88. Killing time is an atrocity. It’s priceless, and it never grows back.

THIS IS STILL ME,

YOURS TRULY

JOHN RAY YUBAL

@mr. awesome

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