To take the world as one finds it, the bad with the good, making the best of the present moment,
To laugh at Fortune alike whether she be generous or unkind,
To spend freely when one has money, and to hope gaily when one has none,
To fleet the time carelessly, living for love and art,
This is the temper and spirit of the modern Bohemian in her outward and visible aspect.
It is a light and graceful philosophy, but it is the Gospel of the Moment,
This exoteric phase of the Bohemian religion,
And if, in some noble natures, it rises to a bold simplicity and naturalness, it may also lend its butterfly precepts to some very pretty vices
and lovable faults,
For in Bohemia one may find almost every sin save
that of Hypocrisy.
Her faults are more commonly those of
self-indulgence, thoughtlessness, vanity and procrastination,
And these usually go hand-in-hand with generosity, love and charity.
For it is not enough to be one’s self in Bohemia, one must allow others to be themselves, as well.
What, then, is it that makes this mystical empire of Bohemia unique?
And what is the charm of its mental fairyland?
It is this: there are no roads in all Bohemia!
One must choose and find one’s own path,
Be one’s own self,
Live one’s own life.

Bohemia by Gelett Burgess

Wednesday, 2 November 2011


For me, relationship is like a mirror. Whatever action, reaction or non-action that one is taking in a relationship should always be reflected upon from time to time.
Put yourself in the other person’s shoes and ask your heart how you would feel if the same is being done to you. If you wouldn’t want to be treated in a certain way, do not treat the other person in that way.
I think this is only fair, no? You cannot possibly expect people to respect you if you do not know how to give respect. Or expect the other person to be thoughtful when you are not.
And when you do or say things that are hurting someone else, remember that one day you may perhaps feel the same pain as well, if not worst.
What goes around comes around.  So love wholeheartedly so that you may also be loved wholeheartedly.

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