Jokes to Be Taken Seriously

JOKE OF THE WEEK, 1 May 2017

Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service

Anger is only one letter short of danger.

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Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.

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The philosophers of ancient Greece concluded that by far the wisest among them was Socrates.  They went to him to ask how he had become so wise.  Socrates said, “The reason that I am the wisest is that I am the only one who knows that I know nothing.”

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“We can forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” ‑‑ Plato

 

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One Response to “Jokes to Be Taken Seriously”

  1. Satoshi Ashikaga says:

    All the above words are wise sayings.

    Let me add some by modifying the last one:

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    “We can forgive a child who is afraid of war; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of (negative and/or positive) peace.”

    Those who are engaged in military matters and/or military-related professions might be afraid of negative peace. By the achievement of negative peace, they might lose the substantial part of their jobs; their job budget might be reduced; their job security might decrease, while their job insecurity might increase.

    Those who are engaged in humanitarian assistance for the people who are under structural violence might be afraid of positive peace. By the achivement of positive peace, they might lose the substantial part of their jobs; their job budget might be reduced; their job security might decrease, while their job insecurity might increase.

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    “We can forgive a patient who is afraid of diseases; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of health.”

    Those who are engaged in medical and/or pharmaceutical professions might be afraid of health. By the achievement of perfect public health, they might lose the substantial part of their jobs; their job profit might decrease; their job security might also decrease, while their job insecurity might increase.

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    A possible lesson:  Those who are engaged in certain professions might be afraid of the achievement of the ideal state or of the ultimate goal of their professions.

    That is a serious issue for the society. It takes many years (or many decades) to train a person to become a professional of a certain job. Besides, if a certain profession is completely abolished, those who have professional knowledge, skills and/or experiences of that profession will dissapear as the last generation of this professionals retire or perish.  This is a huge loss for the society. Who, then, teaches or trains for that profession if the profession in question becomes necessary for the society years later after all the qualified people of that profession perish? Nonetheless, the ideal state or ultimate goal of their professions remains the same. They work toward the ultimate goal of that profession. After the achievement of that goal, many of them might lose their jobs.

    That is a dilemma of this type of profession. So far, however, the ideal state or the ultimate goal of their jobs has not been achieved. Rather, the current situations of the world require these professions more. And some people are aware that the situation that requires these professions is on purposely created by some political leaders. How many people might lose their jobs if the military industrial complex, for instance, would be no longer necessary?  It might be necessary ever more for the people in the contemporary age to discuss peace, happiness, prosperity, social justice, human rights, wellbeing, spirituality, empathy, love and other pertinent issues. Let joy and laughter prevail all over the world!  http://quotesgram.com/img/joy-and-laughter-quotes/5231243/

       

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