If you could pick a word, or group of words, to describe yourself, your meaning of life, or an incident that changed who you are, what would they be? Share your words and stories here.
I see that a lot of users here have quotes or sayings in their signature. Some of them seem to have a powerful underlying meaning behind them. I thought this would be an interesting topic.
Mine is in my signature.
It's a song by Atreyu, one of the bands I like to listen to. I think it describes me and my life because I've been through so many rough times, down so many rocky roads, but no matter what life throws at me, I'm here, standing tall. My life is a solid, rock formation. It may have cracks and broken, crumbling pieces on the surface, but deep inside, it's solid as stone.
Another quote I kind of came up with myself is:
You can't change life, only the way you live it.
So very true! Things happen, but there will always be a brighter day. I used to think that when something traumatic happened that things would never be better. I've learned to deal with the things life throws at me differently now.
Just thought this would be fun. I'm interested to see what you all have to say.
-------------------- And I say thank you for the scars And the guilt and the pain Every tear I've never cried Has sealed your fate. Did you take me for a fool or were you just too blind to see that every effort made has failed and there is no destroying me? Atreyu Posts: 366 | From: West Virginia | Registered: Dec 2005
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My motto, I suppose, is the Beatles' "All you need is love; love is all you need."
I've found that love- having it, searching for it, losing it, searching for it again, or keeping it and holding on for dear life- is what makes life, at least for me. I could be poor and unknown and completely happy as long as I were surrounded by people that love me. I think love is the cycle of things. It may be romantic, but I don't think it's unrealistic, so long as you balance it with everything else.
But that's still what I think is most powerful. I don't know how I'd live without it.
...my signatures, though, are always Homer Simpson. Not really all that enlightening.
-------------------- "Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try." -Homer Simpson Posts: 24 | From: Texas | Registered: Jun 2003
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I have fallen in love with the book "Atlas Shrugged" which, in very very general terms, talks about doing things for yourself, and not waiting for others to make things happen for you. That is very much my attitude on life (or where I would like to be. I'm getting there). Anything is possible IF you want it to be. That's why many people think that "anything is possible" is crap.
Ayn Rand, the author of the books says it best:
quote:Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.
Those are the two types of people in life: ones that celebrate life, and those that just complain (the ones that use the words "if only" and "but" and "I don't know" and "it's not my fault, I can't help it" and "I can't" all the time). Be truthful about which type you are: think about which type of person you want to be and how to accomplish it, and surround yourself with people that you aspire to be like!
-------------------- "Love is the answer, but while you are waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty good questions." Posts: 171 | From: USA/CHINA | Registered: Aug 2008
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