“O sa-mi las bucati de suflet pe marginea vietii tale.”
“Nu coboara nimeni in suflet ca tine”
“Cand simti ca s-a terminat,nu accepta virgula.Pune punct si da-ti alta sansa.”
“Te iubesc in tacere, fara sa-ti impartasesc ceea ce deja stii”
”Incepe sa te bucuri de ceea ce ai.
Recunostinta, despre ea vorbesc.
Natura umana este pacatoasa prin datul ei psihologic creat de evolutie: noi am evoluat sa fim tot timpul in alerta, tot timpul nemultumiti si ingrijorati.”
“Să-l faci pe celălalt conștient de ceea ce poate, de ceea ce-i valoros în el, de calitățile sale, de frumusețea caracterului, a acțiunilor sale, să-l încurajezi, să-i mulțumești, să-i spui ”ești bun, e minunat ce faci”, asta-i ceva cu adevărat puternic.”
The pursuit of happiness
“Happiness depends on ourselves.” More than anybody else, Aristotle enshrines happiness as a central purpose of human life and a goal in itself.
Aristotle argues that virtue is achieved by maintaining the Mean, which is the balance between two excesses. Aristotle’s doctrine of the Mean is reminiscent of Buddha’s Middle Path, but there are intriguing differences. For Aristotle the mean was a method of achieving virtue, but for Buddha the Middle Path referred to a peaceful way of life which negotiated the extremes of harsh asceticism and sensual pleasure seeking. The Middle Path was a minimal requirement for the meditative life, and not the source of virtue in itself.
“What is the ultimate purpose of human existence?” What is that end or goal for which we should direct all of our activities? Everywhere we see people seeking pleasure, wealth, and a good reputation. But while each of these has some value, none of them can occupy the place of the chief good for which humanity should aim. To be an ultimate end, an act must be self-sufficient and final, “that which is always desirable in itself and never for the sake of something else” (Nicomachean Ethics, 1097a30-34), and it must be attainable by man. Aristotle claims that nearly everyone would agree that happiness is the end which meets all these requirements. It is easy enough to see that we desire money, pleasure, and honor only because we believe that these goods will make us happy. It seems that all other goods are a means towards obtaining happiness, while happiness is always an end in itself.