I am enjoying a high-level view of various philosophers through the ages. Aristotle is perhaps my favorite, but Francis Bacon has recently come to my attention because of his view on adversity. Some of his words on that topic are what this post is about. The virtue of prosperity is temperance; the virtue of adversity is fortitude; which in morals is the more heroical virtue. … Continue reading Philosophers Look At Adversity
The New RJsCorner is taking a pretty serious shift from past content. Politics, and the ugliness that it entails, is no longer part of this site. The primary focus is now learning about the diversity of man, and accepting and maybe even celebrating those who are different from you. It is about my primary shift to a positive focus. I will leave the negative things … Continue reading Welcome To The New RJsCorner…
“My wife’s death five months ago yesterday caused me to do some pretty serious soul-searching. It made me realize that I was just going-with-the-flow in too many areas of my life. I was aimlessly moving from one day to another without much purpose. When I found out how quickly things can change, I become more determined than ever to live the rest of my life … Continue reading Resetting my Life Goals
I’ve been posting too much about adversity being on the margins. It’s time I started looking at the positive stuff that puts us there. Yes, I am on the spectrum, but even that has a lot of good stuff about it. My absurd focus allowed me to be a valued member of a 300+ person engineering team. I contributed things that neurotypicals could likely never … Continue reading Life On The Margins – It’s not just about adversity…
One of the most difficult things for people who are hearing challenged is to admit that they are. I have been blogging since 2008, and it took me two years to finally admit that I was deaf. I had it in my mind that my readers would look at me differently if they knew that I haven’t heard a sound for 20 years. But, instead, … Continue reading I AM DEAF
Let’s start off this post on some thoughts of the mainstream. There really is not “one” mainstream, instead they are more like tributaries feeding into one massive deluge. Of course, there are the Lumpi-Trumpies (Lazy Minded/Proudly Ignorant) who get so much attention today. There is likely not an original thought among them. 😵💫 There are also those who follow each other down one path or … Continue reading Internalized Capitalism
The phrase in the title above comes from Friedrich Nietzsche who was a German researcher of philosophy in the mid 1800s. He was considered a child prodigy who unapologetically spoke his mind on a number of topics. I kinda live by that strategy myself. 🤓 He had many controversial quotes attached to his name, but I seriously cling to the one above as being fundamental … Continue reading Adversity Builds Character
Having a joyous journey doesn’t mean your life is obstacle free.
In fact, it is more likely the opposite. I know I, and I suspect many other seniors, get depressed when we visit a typical retirement blog on the internet. Almost all of them are about the great time the blogger has experienced. They travel to many foreign places and tell you how mystical they are. They tell you about how strong and supportive their families are. They often bring up their spouses as those who support and agree with them 100%. Life is just great! Life is joyous!
How come it is not so great for some of us!Continue reading “A Joyous Journey Is About Coping”
Before I get to the topic at hand on this Weekly Squawk, I need to give you some background. What brought this post on is that my viewer counts here at RJsCorner have been plateaued for a while now and I have been trying to figure out how to get more people to my site. What if I did this… What if I did that… Most of … Continue reading (WS) Life’s Lessons
The billionaire Facebook founder and chief executive and his physician wife pledged to give away 99% of Facebook shares in their lifetime, currently worth about $45 billion, in a letter to their newborn daughter Max posted on Facebook on Tuesday, the national day of giving known as #GivingTuesday. SOURCE: Mark Zuckerberg has baby girl, pledges to give away 99% of Facebook shares. I know you … Continue reading Nothing Makes a Man More Broad-minded Like Adversity – Will Rogers
OK, first let me start out by completing the title message. Personal adversity makes us stronger or breaks us. As I mentioned a few posts ago I went deaf about twenty years ago and have consequently faced my share of adversity since then. In the coming months, I will share specific stories about this but I want to keep it on a higher level for … Continue reading Personal Adversity Makes Us Stronger or…