I came across an interesting discussion about ego and its role in shaping us as individuals in our society today. The discussion was started by a man wanting to better understand what part of ego affects us most and forces us to be someone we're not.
Now, it's not the ego as in arrogance, but rather the ego as in persona. I thought about it for about two hours before replying. As I typed my thoughts and reply, I realised that though fear is very much a centre of power within…Continue
"Science is the search for truth - it is not a game in which one tries to beat his opponent, to do harm to others. We need to have the spirit of science in international affairs, to make the conduct of…Continue
Added by Scott Brenner on February 28, 2011 at 6:04am — No Comments
Tom Joad: I been thinking about us, too, about our people living like pigs and good rich land layin' fallow. Or maybe one guy with a million acres and a hundred thousand farmers starvin'. And I been wonderin' if all our folks got together and yelled...…Continue
"I felt only as a man can feel who is roaming over the prairies of the far West, well armed, and mounted on a fleet and gallant steed... But the West of the old times, with its strong characters, its stern battles and its tremendous…Continue
Added by Scott Brenner on February 26, 2011 at 7:10am — No Comments
"Is it better for a man to have chosen evil than to have good imposed upon him? Goodness is something chosen. When a man cannot choose, he ceases to be a man... The important thing is moral choice. Evil has to exist along with good, in…Continue
Added by Scott Brenner on February 25, 2011 at 6:06am — No Comments
One of the questions I pose to new image clients is “who’s style do you admire?” A great percentage of my clients identify silver screen Hollywood actor, Cary Grant, as their style icon.
Cary Grant inspires modern-day fellas because he was tall, dark, handsome; he wore beautifully stylish…Continue
"I got the role of Det. Sgt. Fish on Barney Miller because the producer thought I looked tired. But I looked tired because I had been jogging earlier that day. He said to me, 'You look tired, Abe.' I said, 'I am. I was just jogging…Continue
When singers Dean Martin and Sonny King were first starting out, they had little money. They would go to a restaurant that served 2 donuts, coffee, and orange juice for a nickel.…Continue
"The main thing is the YOU beneath the clothes and skin - the ability to do, the will to conquer, the determination to understand and know this great, wonderful, curious world... There is but one coward on earth, and that is the coward that…Continue
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Added by Jason Romine on February 22, 2011 at 8:49pm — No Comments
I would've expected this to be an easy one.
Turns out that it's not so easy. In my job, I have to sit in front of a computer all day, every day. That has gotten me into the habit of slouching. Improving my posture is like trying to quit a bad habit - I catch myself doing exactly the opposite ever so often.
I never knew that sitting up straight had so many health benefits. I think bad posture might be to blame for the stomach aches that I tend to get after…Continue
Added by Will on February 22, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
In 1952 Frank Sinatra was down on his luck and singing to small
audiences at Skinny D'Amato's club in Atlantic City. He planned to go to
Africa to visit his wife Ava Gardner who was there filming…
Added by Paul Kyriazi on February 21, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments
I've been doing much thought on what makes men tick, myself included, lately.
In trying to understand the whole man thing, which parts of are still alien to me, I found breaking up men into categories helps me understand where they are coming from.
Now I have no background to do this, but what the hey, this is my blog.
I've divided men into four categories based on personality and, for want of a better word for it, testosterone levels, or, the strength of such traits…Continue
Added by Scott Brenner on February 21, 2011 at 6:22am — No Comments
Ladies and gentlemen, after yet another crazy week, it's good to be back. This happened to be one of the challenges into which I put a lot of effort; in a morbid way, something that I enjoyed. It helped me to realize a lot about the legacy that I wish to leave behind when my time comes. Writing this, I felt like I was saying way too much, yet not enough.
Without further ado, I present to you my eulogy.
Added by Riaan Nel on February 20, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
"As a man, I've been representative of the values I hold dear. And the values I hold dear are carryovers from the lives of my parents. I come from a great family. I've seen family life and I know how wonderful, how nurturing, and how…Continue
Added by Scott Brenner on February 20, 2011 at 7:47am — No Comments
"As soon as people see my face on a movie screen, they know two things: first, I'm not going to get the girl, and second, I'll get a cheap funeral before the picture is over... People today have a more worldly point of view than they did…Continue
Added by Scott Brenner on February 19, 2011 at 7:43am — No Comments
"I always preferred to hang out with the outcasts, 'cause they were cooler; they had better taste in music, for one thing, I guess because they had more time to develop one with the lack of social interaction they had... My heroes were…Continue
I recently started listening to "How to Win Friends & Influence People" on audio book before bed, and between the clips of classical music and the charming elderly mans voice he said some advice that I will never forget.
It mentioned that everyone loves to hear their own name, so when you are speaking to someone or just saying hi in passing always include their name in the conversation. They will instantly feel better towards you and not forget that they seen you today. I thought…Continue
Added by Aaron Shack on February 17, 2011 at 5:37pm — No Comments