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not a quote but a reality check....


Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs is an awesome guy. He can build or fix anything, he’s very entertaining, and has a great sense of humor. Mike also tells it like it is and gives great advice to others. A fan wrote him and asked him for some career advice:
Hey Mike!
I’ve spent this last year trying to figure out the right career for myself and I still can’t figure out what to do. I have always been a hands on kind of guy and a go-getter. I could never be an office worker. I need change, excitement, and adventure in my life, but where the pay is steady. I grew up in construction and my first job was a restoration project. I love everything outdoors. I play music for extra money. I like trying pretty much everything, but get bored very easily. I want a career that will always keep me happy, but can allow me to have a family and get some time to travel. I figure if anyone knows jobs its you so I was wondering your thoughts on this if you ever get the time! Thank you!
- Parker Hall

Hi Parker
My first thought is that you should learn to weld and move to North Dakota. The opportunities are enormous, and as a “hands-on go-getter,” you’re qualified for the work. But after reading your post a second time, it occurs to me that your qualifications are not the reason you can’t find the career you want.
I had drinks last night with a woman I know. Let’s call her Claire. Claire just turned 42. She’s cute, smart, and successful. She’s frustrated though, because she can’t find a man. I listened all evening about how difficult her search has been. About how all the “good ones” were taken. About how her other friends had found their soul-mates, and how it wasn’t fair that she had not.
“Look at me,” she said. “I take care of myself. I’ve put myself out there. Why is this so hard?”
“How about that guy at the end of the bar,” I said. “He keeps looking at you.”
“Not my type.”
“Really? How do you know?”
“I just know.”
“Have you tried a dating site?” I asked.”
“Are you kidding? I would never date someone I met online!”
“Alright. How about a change of scene? Your company has offices all over – maybe try living in another city?”
“What? Leave San Francisco? Never!”
“How about the other side of town? You know, mix it up a little. Visit different places. New museums, new bars, new theaters…?”
She looked at me like I had two heads. “Why the hell would I do that?”
Here’s the thing, Parker. Claire doesn’t really want a man. She wants the “right” man. She wants a soul-mate. Specifically, a soul-mate from her zip code. She assembled this guy in her mind years ago, and now, dammit, she’s tired of waiting!!
I didn’t tell her this, because Claire has the capacity for sudden violence. But it’s true. She complains about being alone, even though her rules have more or less guaranteed she’ll stay that way. She has built a wall between herself and her goal. A wall made of conditions and expectations. Is it possible that you’ve built a similar wall?
Consider your own words. You don’t want a career – you want the “right” career. You need “excitement” and “adventure,” but not at the expense of stability. You want lots of “change” and the “freedom to travel,” but you need the certainty of “steady pay.” You talk about being “easily bored” as though boredom is out of your control. It isn’t. Boredom is a choice. Like tardiness. Or interrupting. It’s one thing to “love the outdoors,” but you take it a step further. You vow to “never” take an office job. You talk about the needs of your family, even though that family doesn’t exist. And finally, you say the career you describe must “always” make you “happy.”
These are my thoughts. You may choose to ignore them and I wouldn’t blame you – especially after being compared to a 42 year old woman who can’t find love. But since you asked…
Stop looking for the “right” career, and start looking for a job. Any job. Forget about what you like. Focus on what’s available. Get yourself hired. Show up early. Stay late. Volunteer for the scut work. Become indispensable. You can always quit later, and be no worse off than you are today. But don’t waste another year looking for a career that doesn’t exist. And most of all, stop worrying about your happiness. Happiness does not come from a job. It comes from knowing what you truly value, and behaving in a way that’s consistent with those beliefs.
Many people today resent the suggestion that they’re in charge of the way the feel. But trust me, Parker. Those people are mistaken. That was a big lesson from Dirty Jobs, and I learned it several hundred times before it stuck. What you do, who you’re with, and how you feel about the world around you, is completely up to you.
Good luck -
PS. I’m serious about welding and North Dakota. Those guys are writing their own ticket.
PPS Think I should forward this to Claire?

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Wah lots to read up and learn from. I don't have a quote to share. But someone shared this and I think quote funny and logical.


Take a break!


This is funny and true?


A SPANISH Teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlike

English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine.


[emoji536]'House' for instance, is feminine: 'la casa.'


[emoji404]'Pencil,' however, is masculine: 'el lapiz.'


[emoji335]A student asked, 'What gender is 'computer'?'



Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split the class into two groups,

male and female, and asked them to decide for themselves whether computer'

should be a masculine or a feminine noun. Each group was asked to give four

reasons for its recommendation.


The men's group decided that 'computer' should definitely be of the feminine

gender ('la computadora'), because:

1. No one but their creator understands their internal logic;


2. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is

incomprehensible to everyone else;


3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for possible

later retrieval; and


4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half

your paycheck on accessories for it.





The women's group, however, concluded that computers should be Masculine

('el computador'), because:


1. In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them on;


2. They have a lot of data but still can't think for themselves;


3. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they ARE

the problem; and


4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you had waited a little

longer, you could have got a better model.


The women won.



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水的清澈, 並非因為它不含雜質, 而是在於懂得沉澱;

心的通透, 不是因為没有雜念, 而是在于明白取捨。




一味索取,不懂付出; 一味任性,不知讓步; 到最後必然一無所有。 共同成長,才是生存之道。

工作如此, 愛情如此, 婚姻如此, 友誼如此, 事業如此,修行亦如此。

我喜歡這段話 :































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* The day we pass away, our money will still be in the bank.

* When we are alive, we feel we don't have enough money to spend.

* When we are gone, there is still a lot of money not spent”.

A Chinese tycoon passed away.

He left for his widow $1.9 billion in the bank.

The widow remarried her young Chauffeur.

The Chauffeur said,

"All the while I thought I was working for my boss.

Now only I realize that my boss was all the time working for me!"

The Moral?

It is more important to live longer than to have more wealth.

• Strive to have a strong and healthy body.

• In a ‘high end’ hand phone, 70% of the functions are useless.

• In an expensive car, 70% of the speed is not needed.

• In a luxurious villa, 70% of the space remains un-occupied or un-utilized.

• In a whole wardrobe of clothes, 70% of them are seldom worn.

• Out of whole life’s earnings, 70% stays behind for other people to use. 70% of talent is not utilized

So, How to make full use of our 30%.?

• Go for medical checkup even when you feel fit.

• Drink more water even if you’re not thirsty.

• ‘Let go’ your ego, whenever you can.

• ‘Give in’ even if you are ‘right’.

• Be humble even if you are very powerful.

• Be contented even if you are not rich.

Have a very good & Blessed Life!

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another one. not really an encourgement. but something that can be use at the right time. haha.

Disclaimer ya: I am not responsible for anything that arise from using this. :D

here's it goes.

**while looking at someone**
it's ok to be stupid. you don't know you are stupid, it's just difficult for everyone else.

haha. that's it.


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