Peace, Purpose…

This post is going to be about some of the lessons I have learned about having challenges in my life. Some revelations come from my readers and some were revealed by other methods. The picture above almost entails everything that is needed to appreciate this post.

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Wit, Wisdom, and Insight

This is going to be a pretty philosophical post so be ready. The three words in the title above are a strong part of what I want to be when I grow up. I realize that these things don’t happen overnight. They are instead a lifelong process.¬† I proudly think I have come quite a way in obtaining them now that I am beginning my¬†eighth decade on this earth. A few more and maybe they will be complete. ūüôā Just kidding of course, but these three characteristics do take a long time to mold into a psyche.¬† Which is harder … Continue reading Wit, Wisdom, and Insight

Good Judgment

Good judgment comes from experience and a lot of that comes from bad judgment – Will Rogers It’s time I put out a post on the new quote in the header above.¬† I think experience and wisdom often go hand in hand and as Will says learning from mistakes is a big part of it.¬† I personally think I can remember more details of the things I got wrong than the things I got right. Due to my Aspie characteristics, I made a lot of social mistakes. Looking back I can see where opportunities were presented to me that I … Continue reading Good Judgment

Wisdom Is Wasted On The Eldery

I don’t know if I invented the phrase in the title above, I kinda doubt it, but it does pretty much describe how I feel about the subject. Getting to the very core of this subject I wish I had learned most of my lessons earlier in life.¬† What good¬†is that wisdom now that I am out of the mainstream and heading downhill? If I had just learned some lessons earlier I could have more successfully addressed the problems in my life. I like to think that I am a better person as a result of looking at the world … Continue reading Wisdom Is Wasted On The Eldery

Turn Your Wounds Into Wisdom

I get weekly quotes from iHearts143Quotes to help me understand life. This one particularly got my attention. It might seem strange to some but I have often said that¬† I am a better person because of my deafness. What I mean by that is that through the challenges I have faced because of my deafness has made me much more aware of those who struggle in life. My empathy factor went up several orders of magnitude because of my deafness. I have come to realize that my inflictions and afflictions (ha) add to the quality of my life. I was … Continue reading Turn Your Wounds Into Wisdom

About Wisdom…

Wisdom has been on my mind lately. But before I get started on this topic I need to distinguish between two types of perceived wisdom,¬† gut wisdom and learned wisdom. Gut Wisdom — Gut wisdom is that feeling you get when you think you instinctively know something. It’s what your gut tells you is the truth. I know the current Oval Office occupant says he is REALLY SMART but I think his self-conceived wisdom is just his biases toward the issue at hand. He may be gut wise but he is definitely not learned wise. I have to include my … Continue reading About Wisdom…

Ignorance Outshines Wisdom

‚ÄúI don‚Äôt suppose there ever was a time when everybody knew as little about what they were talking about as they do today.‚ÄĚ ‚Äď Will Rogers, 19 September 1933 How does ignorance come to outshine wisdom? Of course, that is not true for all of us but the percentages seem to be drifting in that direction as our recent elections showed us. The religions of 81% of Evangelicals who put Trump in office requires all their members to proclaim that the earth is only 6,000 years old. They refuse to accept any scientific knowledge that says differently. Ignorance has trumped … Continue reading Ignorance Outshines Wisdom

Thinking Of Us…

I love this quote, it has so much truth in our lives. After our rebellious teenage years we start thinking about our place in life.¬† What will we become, what do others think about us. We want to make our mark on the world in our own unique ways but still very much want to belong. Then when we turn forty and our mid-life crisis, to whatever degree, hits us we don’t really care as much of what others think of us.¬† We¬† become more attuned to getting what we want out of life than how we are perceived by … Continue reading Thinking Of Us…

Talking to Old People…

A big part of RJsCorner is trying to give some young people who might accidentally come across my blog some advice on life.¬† I know that I did not face many of your current problems. I wasn’t afraid of being replaced by a robot during my work years but I downsized due to my job going off-shore. ISIS wasn’t around but I did see thousands of my brothers killed in Vietnam. The norm for my generation was a job with the same company for thirty years and then a pension for life after 65. I know that is now totally … Continue reading Talking to Old People…

Modern Day Prophets…

‚ÄúWhy does Jesus want us to talk to him if he never talks back to us?‚ÄĚ… May we empower, listen, learn and be led by this tribe of prophets. Maybe, just maybe, they will show us once again what it looks like to tangibly love God and neighbor SOURCE:¬† Girls: The Hope of the Future | Jon Huckins | Red Letter Christians. The quote above came from a four-year old daughter of the author of the article. The article was mainly about the most recent announcement of a young Pakistani girl receiving the Nobel Prize for Peace. Jon Huckins thinks … Continue reading Modern Day Prophets…

Making The Same Mistakes Over And Over Again….

I have been in a philosophical mode lately and one of the things on my mind is the fact that in at least the last twenty years or so we just can’t seem to be able to learn from others mistakes. We seem to be locked in a mode of doing the same stupid thing over and over again. Too bad we don’t have a book with all the answers. But, of course, it would have to now be an e-book and have a robust search widget. People just don’t have the patience anymore to actually read a whole book. … Continue reading Making The Same Mistakes Over And Over Again….

A Maturing Jesus??

Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers. When his parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you.” “Why were you searching for me?” he asked.“Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?” But they did not understand what he was saying to them. Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart. And Jesus grew in wisdom … Continue reading A Maturing Jesus??

Ambition in Our Senior Years??

Should we still have ambition in our senior years or is this just a time to give that up? ¬†That is a question that has been dogging me lately. My wife, for the most part, has not had much ambition, at least by my standards, for the last twenty-five years. She is totally content to live her daily life in exactly the same very passive manner day after day. She does not see the need or desire to become involved in much of anything; she does not dream of things outside her usual daily existence. ¬†I on the other hand … Continue reading Ambition in Our Senior Years??

You Get What You Deserve…

  “You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned. ¬†— Fay Weldon The quote here could be paraphrased as “You get what you deserve..” and there is certainly some wisdom to those words. When you start approaching the end of your life and aren’t all of us doing that all the time then you end up living with the consequences of your past experiences. ¬†Lets start out at the back end of this quote and work from there. The children you have … Continue reading You Get What You Deserve…

A Re-Purposed Category…

I have been doing some investigating of what I have been posting lately and decided to re-purpose one of the blog categories. ¬†Instead of Seniors Only you will now find Wisdom of.. I have come to realize that I really don’t have a lot of advice for other senior citizens about how to live their lives. I’m pretty much muddling along like everyone else, so I will leave the advice stuff to some of my blog friends who are much better at it that I ever was. Instead I am going to use this new category to ¬†generally talk about … Continue reading A Re-Purposed Category…

Every Wrinkle Is A Picture….

Great artists say that the most beautiful thing in the world is a baby. Well, the next is an old lady, for every wrinkle is a picture. – Will Rogers I guess some people are just not historians, either at the personal level or¬†otherwise. When they begin to see a wrinkle or two on their faces they rush to a plastic surgeon. For those less affluent they make a panic trip to the drug store for the latest anti-wrinkle cream. The latest reports show that in the U.S. we spend more than $10 billion per year for Botox and the … Continue reading Every Wrinkle Is A Picture….

Wisdom… Two Varieties..

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. … Continue reading Wisdom… Two Varieties..

Learning Responsibility…

I grew up in a small town in Indiana and spent my summers putting hay in farmer’s barns at ninety cents and hour. But it wasn’t until my college years that I started learning real lessons in responsibility. Dad had tried to teach me about responsibility but like most teenagers then and now I didn’t really want to know that much about it. I started my first year in college with almost enough money to get me through the first semester. Where the second semester and beyond money would come from I had no idea. Dad was a milkman at … Continue reading Learning Responsibility‚Ķ