Resentment Resolved

“Having resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die” — Malachy McCourt. Jean-JacquesExplorer, Philosopher, Photographer

Thoughts from the Streets (1)

— Graffiti along the Liffey, Dublin, Ireland (01.02.2012). Gypsy Café © 2012 All Rights Reserved. Jean-JacquesExplorer, Philosopher, Photographer

Quotes on Happiness

*** Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. – Mohandas Gandhi Happiness belongs to those who are sufficient unto themselves. For all external sources of happiness and pleasure are, by their very nature, highly uncertain, precarious, ephemeral and subject to chance. – Arthur Schopenhauer Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose. – William Cowper […]

Independence of Thought

The ability to think freely could prove to be more important than a high level of intelligence. There is apparently more than one type of natural IQ, although conventionally only one type is measured. Others are emotional intelligence, social intelligence and spiritual intelligence. There may well be more. Independence of thought is not a natural ability and without it we could be limited in our perception. Unrestricted thinking can be achieved to a certain extent, but might take years to […]

Mocha and Latte of Life

— Life is like coffee, often filtered, sometimes bleak Instant at birth, rarely smooth and sweet For the most part it’s a touch of bitter with flavour Yet, it’s that strong coffee that some of us favour — Gypsy Café / Jean-Jacques M © 2007 Jean-JacquesExplorer, Philosopher, Photographer