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"Murphy was an optimist!"

Weekdays March 21, 2017 1:18 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Deep Thoughts, Philosophy
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Tuesdays and Thursdays are little bridges that connect “oh shit” to “almost there” to “thank God!”

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Deep thoughts March 5, 2017 9:09 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Deep Thoughts, Philosophy
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Sometimes it is helpful to remind yourself the goal is to win.

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I appear too busy February 24, 2017 9:04 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Philosophy
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I often hear "Doug, you are too busy." I have missed opportunities because people assume I am too busy and do not offer the opportunity to me. I will be busy the rest of my life. I will rest when I die. Granted, I will get my nightly sleep and I will appreciate nature and meditate but I will not rest until I die. That is to say, I want a full life. I want a life that I can look back upon and smile knowing I have contributed and made a difference. As such, I will do much. And if you ask me to do something that I cannot take on or do not feel fits into my personal mission statement, I will politely decline. If you offer me an opportunity that excites me, I will reevaluate my commitments and decide if something can be removed to make room for your opportunity. Yes, I am busy. No, I am not too busy.

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And tomorrow I shall repeat this February 3, 2017 10:10 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Deep Thoughts, Philosophy
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On this day, February 3, 2017, I reaffirm my commitment to be a better man than I was yesterday.

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When a Republican calls me a libtard January 26, 2017 2:03 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Humor, Philosophy, Politics, Touchy Subjects
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Whenever I get into a political debate and a Republican calls me a libtard, I retort, "Well, I find you repugnant." Then they just stare at me blankly because I used a big word.

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Two wolves January 20, 2017 8:13 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Deep Thoughts, Philosophy
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The Two Wolves
A Cherokee elder was teaching his grandchildren about life.
He said to them, “A fight is going on inside me… it is a terrible fight between two wolves.
One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, hatefulness, and lies.
The other stands for joy, peace, love, hope, humbleness, kindness, friendship, generosity, faith, and truth.
This same fight is going on inside of you, and inside every other person, too.”
The children thought about it for a minute. Then one child asked his grandfather,
“Which wolf will win?”
The Cherokee elder replied…
“The one you feed.”

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Life is Pain December 4, 2016 10:21 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Deep Thoughts, Philosophy
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That is all.

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When your history teacher tries to break into comedy November 21, 2016 12:36 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Humor, Philosophy
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When your history teacher does comedy to make ends meet.

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Deep Thoughts November 5, 2016 2:46 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Deep Thoughts, Philosophy, Quote
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For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Of Grasshoppers October 16, 2016 1:42 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Of Grasshoppers, Philosophy
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Student: The boat is sinking so fast all I have time to do is bail water.
Master: Perhaps you should let go of the boat and swim for a while.

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Deep thoughts October 2, 2016 11:14 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Deep Thoughts, Philosophy
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I feel I could be so much greater than the person I am if it weren’t for the person I am standing in the way.

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iPhone 7s next audio upgrade September 16, 2016 11:28 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Humor, Philosophy
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At first I laughed, then it occurred to me that this could work very well!

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For Friday September 9, 2016 10:53 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Deep Thoughts, Philosophy
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Benign post

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Deep Thoughts September 7, 2016 7:40 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Deep Thoughts, Philosophy
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When you forgive, you don’t change the past… You change the future! –author unknown

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QOTD August 16, 2016 5:46 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Deep Thoughts, Philosophy, Poetry, Quote
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"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things." -Henry David Thoreau

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