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Ignorance, Apathy, & Dishonesty November 30, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Humor, Mindfulness.

170px-Chartres2006_076“The most exhausting thing in life, I have discovered, is being insincere.”
― Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Conditioned to please
we bend the truth to suit our
listener’s deaf ears

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Maybe if we were all a bit more honest, people would actually tune in and hear what we are saying. 

People are unhappy because they aren’t being truthful with themselves.   Being truthful with yourself plugs you into your inner power. ~ Suze Orman

When you stop hiding who you are, you have more energy to become more fully who you want to be.

Related posts:  To Thine Own Self Be True * Kindly Be Honest * Are You OK Right Now? 


1. Maggie - November 30, 2010

I love the comic!

nrhatch - November 30, 2010

Fitz is FUNNY!

nrhatch - November 30, 2010
2. Brown Eyed Mystic - November 30, 2010

Lovely! That’s how I wanted my first day of December to start. 😉


nrhatch - November 30, 2010


I found this graphic some time ago, and loved it. This morning, the Lindbergh quote landed in my in-box.

3. Paula Tohline Calhoun - November 30, 2010

Pithy quote from AML! I know I’ve seen that cartoon before but don’t know where or when – in other words, “I don’t know and I don’t care!” Anyway I love it!

As a side note, I rode the train to NYC one day with Charles Lindbergh. I recognized him, but said nothing. He was very quiet and I didn’t feel I should intrude on his silence. I smiled, he nodded. That was it. It was about a year before he died. He had a home in Connecticut. Pan Am was still around and he served as a consultant for them. He lived in Hawaii I believe though.

nrhatch - November 30, 2010

I’m sorry. I find that hard to believe ~ not that you rode the train with CL . . . but that you maintained your SILENCE.

You, who have so much to say??? 😉

Glad you enjoyed!

Paula Tohline Calhoun - November 30, 2010

Bwahaha! Yeah – actually, in person I can be quite shy and retiring. Probably why I write – to get my verbal rocks off! However, once I get started talking, there is no shutting me up! (Now you’re surprised, right?)

Another side note: I feel I probably behaved properly with CAL, however, my sister-in-law’s sister was a true “bone head.” She had the privilege of sitting right next to Jackie Onassis in first class on a NY-LA flight once. JO was very friendly, and she and Melanie chatted about all sorts of things. everything was going along just fine when Melanie suddenly said (God I can’t believe she did this!). “So what do you think of the movie ‘JFK?'” This was shortly after Oliver Stone’s movie had come out. JO turned away without comment, and did not speak to Melanie again. Small wonder.

At least I showed some tasteful restraint! I could have said something like, “Do you think you’ll ever find your baby son’s body? Or, “Do you think Hauptmann really did it?” or, “Do you think your son’s alive somewhere?”

See? I could have talked if I’d wanted to! 😀

nrhatch - November 30, 2010

Melanie’s faux pas is something I could see myself saying . . . especially if the movie had just come out. 😦

4. Cindy - November 30, 2010

We have a woman behaving with extreme duplicity on another blog forum, I wish she would be directed to read this post 😦

LMAO at Paula!

nrhatch - November 30, 2010

As the Three Stooges might say:

Duplicity, eh?
Lemme at ‘er! 😉

5. Judson - December 1, 2010

I took a day off from work last week because of “illness & fatigue” … yep, I was “sick & tired” of the place!

— Judson

nrhatch - December 1, 2010

Love it! 🙂

6. jannatwrites - December 1, 2010

That cartoon was so funny…I hadn’t seen that one before. Thanks for the laugh!

nrhatch - December 2, 2010

Glad you enjoyed, Janna. Thanks for swinging by.

7. DUPLICITY « The only Cin - December 2, 2010
8. 4minutewriter - December 2, 2010

“When you stop hiding who you are, you have more energy to become more fully who you want to be.” A thought to ponder. I may be misinterpreting this, but I find that sometimes it is a good idea for me to hide who I am in order to maintain expectated decorum. If I didn’t, people’s mouths may drop to the floor and their heads spin not knowing what to do. I’ll peek out a bit from hiding in these situations sometimes- only as much as I think they can handle. It’s for their own good, you see 🙂

nrhatch - December 2, 2010

Some people spend their entire lives “hiding” their heart’s desires from those who profess to love them. They become lawyers (when then want to be architects), or bankers (when they want to write, paint, sing, or dance), etc.

We can suit “them” or suit ourselves.

More and more I choose to be me . . . and leave “them” to pick their mouths up off the floor. 🙂

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