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April 23, 2011 / theoldsilly

A Saturday Pontification – On Controversy, Anger, and Truth

“In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.”

~~~The Buddha~~~

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  1. Cactus Annie / Apr 23 2011 7:37 am

    So true!

  2. John Standish / Apr 23 2011 7:38 am

    Now that’s direct, and spot on.

  3. Margot Winston / Apr 23 2011 7:39 am

    Love the sayings of the Buddha. Thanks for sharing this one. And have a wonderful Easter weekend, Old Silly!

  4. Stanley Berber / Apr 23 2011 7:41 am

    Oh yeah? Wanna fight about it! Huh?

    LOL, good Sat-Pont from the jolly ol’ Buddha. Have a great Easter, Marv!

    • theoldsilly / Apr 23 2011 7:44 am

      Why, you … I oughta … !!

      Teehee, have a good one yourself, Stan!

  5. Ron Berry / Apr 23 2011 8:00 am

    Tis so very true. Happy Easter old man.

  6. Arlee Bird / Apr 23 2011 8:05 am

    I can see it. When we become angry, it’s all about defending ourselves and our side of the issue. That’s when rational thinking sometimes gets tossed out the window.

    Tossing It Out

  7. Karen Walker / Apr 23 2011 8:54 am

    Love love love this

  8. Alex J. Cavanaugh / Apr 23 2011 10:44 am

    The moment we turn to anger, we’ve lost control.

  9. Orlando Ramos / Apr 23 2011 10:48 pm

    I could have said it better.

    • Orlando Ramos / Apr 23 2011 10:51 pm

      I couldn’t have said it better. That was my evil twin. lol…

  10. FishHawk / Apr 24 2011 1:54 am

    “The Old Silly’s Free Spirit Blog” has been included in this weeks A Sunday Drive. I hope this helps to attract even more new visitors here.

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