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The Older I Get, The More I Realize The Value Of Privacy

The Older I Get The More I Realize The Value Of Privacy
The Older I Get, The More I Realize The Value Of Privacy Graphic © (with permission)

“The older I get,
the more I realize the value
of privacy, of cultivating your circle
and only letting certain people in.
You can be open, honest and real,
while still understanding
that not everyone deserves
a seat at the table of your life.”

This quote highlights the importance of privacy and “selective sharing” – the wisdom of which tends to hit us after we have had more life experience and seen the trajectory of various personal relationships. As we grow older, we begin to understand the value of keeping certain aspects of our lives private and only sharing them with a select group of people. This can include personal thoughts, feelings, and experiences that are deeply personal and meaningful to us.

One key aspect of this quote is the idea of discernment. Discernment is the ability to make wise and informed choices. It involves being able to recognize when someone is not a good fit for us, or when a relationship is not healthy or fulfilling – and to take the necessary steps for our well being. This is especially important when it comes to choosing friends and partners. By being discerning in our choices, we can surround ourselves with people who uplift and support us, rather than those who bring negativity and drama into our lives.

Another important aspect of this quote is the idea of being “open, honest, and real” while still maintaining our privacy. This means that we can be genuine and authentic in our interactions with others, without feeling the need to reveal everything about ourselves. It is possible to be open with certain people, while still keeping certain parts of ourselves private.

Here are five further qutations in a similar vein:

“Be selective in your battles, sometimes peace is better than being right.” – Unknown

“I don’t have to attend every argument I’m invited to.” – Unknown

“It’s not always necessary to be strong, but to feel strong.” – Unknown

“The more you know yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.” – Unknown

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

Tomorrow Is The First Blank Page Of A 365 Page Book

Tomorrow Is The First Blank Page Of A 365 Page Book
Tomorrow Is The First Blank Page Of A 365 Page Book Graphic © (with permission)

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.”

This is a perfect image to share on New Year’s Eve, or on a birthday….. but in truth this sentiment applies on every day of the year! Every new day is an opportunity to start fresh and move toward making your dreams come true with love for all around you.

This quote speaks to the idea of new beginnings and the power of our choices to shape our future. It suggests that tomorrow is a fresh start, a new opportunity to write a good story for ourselves. The idea of a 365-page book is a metaphor for the coming year, and how each day is a new page on which we can write our own story.

New beginnings are an exciting and powerful concept. They represent a chance to put the past behind us and to start anew. They offer the opportunity to dream a good dream for the future and to take control of our lives. It’s an opportunity to learn from our past experiences, and to make a new plan.

Putting the past behind us is not always easy, but it’s an essential step in moving forward. Holding on to past regrets or mistakes can prevent us from living fully in the present and planning for the future. By letting go of the past, we open ourselves up to new opportunities and experiences.

Dreaming a good dream for the future is also an essential step in shaping our lives. It’s important to have a clear vision of what we want in the future, and to work towards it. By setting clear and specific goals, we can work towards our dreams, and make them a reality.

In conclusion, this quote reminds us that tomorrow is a new day, a new opportunity to write a good story for ourselves. It encourages us to embrace new beginnings, to put the past behind us, and to dream a good dream for the future. It’s an inspiration to take control of our lives and to make the most of each day, by writing a good story for ourselves.

Blessings to all on this day – whatever day it may be – and may you find peace and prosperity in the coming year.

15 LESSONS People Learn Too Late In Life

15 LESSONS People Learn Too Late In Life
15 LESSONS People Learn Too Late In Life Graphic © (with permission)

Here are 15 LESSONS People Learn Too Late In Life together with our own notes:

1. Everything Is Temporary

When we are younger we tend to act as though we have forever and don’t appreciate all the things we have. It so often only hits people when it is too late that the time is gone.

2. Life Isn’t Fair

This is a universal fact. There will always be people who are having an easier time and people having a harder time than you. Expecting life to be fair will lead to great disappointment. We don’t all get dealt the same cards.

3. Family Matters More Than Friends

Nobody will (typically) be willing to go further for you than your family. Not only do you need them but they need you.

4. Others Treat You The Way You Treat Yourself, Not Them

This is really a note about setting boundaries. What you are prepared to tolerate will dictate who you associate with and consequently, how you are treated.

5. The Sacrifices You Make Today Will Pay Dividends In The Future

If you want to achieve long term goals you must be prepared to make sacrifices for them now.

6. Sacrificing Your Health For Success Or Wealth Isn’t Worth It

Health is worth more than wealth. Unfortunately people often only realize this once health is gone and they realize that they would rather have it back than the money.

7. Fear Of Embarrassment Or Criticism Stopped You From Being Who You Really Are

So true. We learn this later and end up looking back wishing we had been fearless enough to do follow our path sooner despite the naysayers.

8. Things Don’t Matter That Much

There are an estimated 2 trillion galaxies in the known universe – and more stars in all those galaxies than there are grains of sand on the entire earth. Our significance in this vast scheme is extremely small. In a thousand years time, unless you are extremely famous, everything you ever did will have been forgotten forever.

9. Even The Longest Night Is Followed By A Morning

A positive statement on the nature of impermanence. Bad times do not last forever. So hold on tight because they will pass!

10. Happiness Is A Choice And Requires A Lot Of Hard Work

Happiness is not something that ultimately depends on others. It is your responsibility to create your happiness – and this certainly takes work. Make happiness a primary goal and take the steps required to make it happen.

11. This Moment Right Now, This Is You Being Alive. This Is Your Moment

As John Lennon famously stated “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans”. This is it. Right now.

12. Everyone Is Really Out For Themselves

We all experience life in “first person point of view” and are the center of our own world. Others feel this way too and that is reasonable. Understand this and act accordingly.

13. Beneath Anger Is Always Fear

Understanding this is the key to de-fusing negative situations. Anger is a reaction and pushing back with more anger at the anger escalates the crisis. Understanding the true reason behind anger helps to calm the person down.

14. The World Is Bigger Than The World You Experienced

“If the whole world was a book, it would be a shame only to read one page.”

15. A Lifetime Isn’t Very Long

When you are young life seems long. It is not. It will be over quickly. Most people only realize this when it is too late to do anything about it and regret how they wasted time in their early years. Start making the most of it as soon as possible.

Bonus Ideas:

16. Education In School And College Isn’t Important, But Lifelong Learning Is Of Paramount Importance
17. Spending Your Life Regretting What You Did Or Didn’t Do Is A Waste Of The Time You Still Have.
18. There Is Beauty In The Everyday Things When You Live In The Moment.
19. Peace Of Mind Matters More And More As You Grow Older.

Related Post: 16 Signs You’re Going To Be Successful

thanks to Alux for the inspirational video behind this post: