Dictionary.com's Word of the Day...
Kinetic - of or having to do with motion; caused by motion.
People show such motion when someone sneaks up from behind and says BOO! Now either they jump up and say they were not afraid or they turn around and chase the booer. Either way there is kinetic energy.
Or one can be a complete geek/dork and think instantly about Gambit from X-Men. I'm guessing you already know which one I was thinking of first.
On this day in 1997...
Chicago Bull's Dennis Rodman kicks cameraman, Eugene Amos, in the groin.
A man kicking another man in the groin is like a woman telling another woman to stop whining about cramps they don't hurt that bad. Bad form, Dennis...bad form.
Five Quotes of the Day...
Drastic action maybe costly, but it can be less expensive than continuing inaction. - Richard E. Neustadt
Doing nothing is an even line. It's a constant evenness about it. If one does drastic action it might spike the line but in the long run that line might fall well bellow the average line showing that the drastic action was helpful and less expensive than the constant boring doing the same old same old--nothing.
Or you can think of it like this. If those who did not like Hitler just did nothing instead of trying to stop him then their inaction could cost more lives. Because they put forth the effort to surround and force Hitler to commit suicide they kept themselves from inaction and saved thousands, maybe millions, of lives.
Adversity is the first path to truth. - Lord Byron
Hard times proves who is truly your friend. It is easy to stick around people when they have the good happening to them. It's difficult to do so through the hard times. But it's those that truly love their friend that sticks it out no matter how hard it is.
Also in adversity it shows the true person. Are they selfish? Are they hateful? Are they caring? Are they willing to be selfless? All this is proved during times that are difficult. One of the better quotes.
The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor. - Hubert H. Humphery
When people come by after a disaster and they see how you are it is the good feeling of a caring neighbor we feel. But should someone come by in a business suit and state what department he is with, along with his questions of how are you will feel like he's judging how much money your despair is worth. The neighbor cares about your wellbeing.
Getting random hugs might be annoying, some times, but it feels good that someone cares enough to hug you. I bet a neighbor hug feels better than a governmental hug.
Youth smiles without any reason. It is one of its chiefest charms. - Oscar Wilde
Weirdest word is chiefest.
Anyway, children smile all day long if they could because they lack the worry that us adults have. We have stressors (sp?) that just attack us from all sides. We look at a child that is at the store or in school and they smile without real reason other than they are young and they don't know what's going on.
They tend to really want to know what's going on but it is in their best interest to continue to be children and leave the adult things to the adults. Because their time is short as the children and their time as adults is forever in time.
Stay a kid for as long as possible. It's best you do that before you want to know all that adults know. It's not all drinking and staying up late.
It is wealth to be content. - Lao-Tzu
It means more than money to be content with what you have and not want something that someone else has. For wanting something that is not yours makes you jealous and angry that you don't have this thing they have. People who are content have that inner peace that many people search for. Only they search for it after they get that big thing they just saw. They really need this big thing so much they'll work overtime to get it. And when they get it they don't have a lot of time with it and the stress of the job shreds them.
Keep the eye simple and you can stay within that realm of content.
Random Thought Corner...
I want to get a free bed. People get free things all the time. I think it's for the world's best interest that I get a free bed so that I can get the right kind of sleep and brighten the right kind of people's day.
Give me a bed. It would be slumberly appreacited.