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

Friday, 11 November 2011

Your words matter.

I know that love is shown in deeds, not merely words but sometimes what is expressed in words does mean a lot. You may say that you don’t mean it or you were saying it when you were angry or you were just saying it for fun but these words stays. It stays with the person who heard or read it, whether the words were meant for them or for someone else. Directly or indirectly. It stays in the heart. Words go through the ears to the brain and dwell at the heart. You may say that you shouldn’t keep anything in the heart but it is there and it is not easy to put aside. Similarly, if something nice is being said – it stays with you and you would always remember it.
Words that you uttered also can be a manifestation of what kind of person you are. Whether you are a weak person, a wise person, an angry person or whatever other kind there are. If you are in a relationship yet you are talking with another person in a flirty way – what does that shows of you? Or if you are flirting with your friend’s partner – what characteristic of a person are you demonstrating? Don’t turn around now and says that it meant nothing. When you process the thoughts in your head and then express it with your words – it surely mean something.
And all this matters. Because your words matter.

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