To understand reality is not the same as to know about outward events. It is to perceive the essential nature of things. The best-informed man is not necessarily the wisest. Indeed there is a danger that precisely in the multiplicity of his knowledge he will lose sight of what is essential. But on the other hand, knowledge of an apparently trivial detail quite often makes it possible to see into the depth of things. And so the wise man will seek to acquire the best possible knowledge about events, but always without becoming dependent upon this knowledge. To recognize the significant in the factual is wisdom. Dietrich Bonhoeffer:


Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.---RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.---ABRAHAM LINCOLN
There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state to another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.---ALEXANDRE DUMAS
“It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones" --- Alexander Solzhenitsyn quotes (Russian novelist, Nobel Prize for Literature (1970), b.1918)
“Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.” ---Kahlil Gibran

Friday, January 21, 2011

Funny Friday

I woke up with my alarm as usual and got ready for work today. I didn't think I had  a good sleep; nonetheless, I  felt just good and happy as soon as I opened my eyes. Perhaps, due to the fact that Friday is a new day for me, it's the day after my day off.

It took longer to wait for the bus  this morning, it came to a point of me getting worried of being late but thanks God I got to work just on time.  On the other hand, I had no time then for breakfast I just  went to my room directly, prepared my lessons and waited for my students. My first class on Fridays doesn't really have  a good attendance so I expected a few to show up. And goodness three did, just five minutes before the class ended. It pissed me off of course as none could be done in such a time but at least I managed to complete the activity, yes in extended minutes. It was a bit distressing that my colleague had to wait outside  as he's the one using the room after. I hurriedly moved to another floor for my other classes and prepared the same lesson as I have one subject throughout the day.

The classes went well, we had fun, the students did good and attendance was excellent. Later, I sat down and wondered why it was over ten minutes and seemed  no one was coming to class. Deep in my mind had the idea of students being busy on projects and couldn't make it to classes today, only  to realize that my classes were done already and surely I had none to wait nor any class to do! Hahahaha! I'm not sure if this is a sign of old age, it's funny! I can't imagine if it happened I was teaching another subject and prepared for a new one. It's either I realized earlier that I no longer have any schedule or have wasted my time preparing and waiting for nothing! Hahaha! :D

Anyway, I made it going home earlier, funny Friday indeed and should be comfy, too. :)

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