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May 7, 2011 / theoldsilly

A Saturday Pontification

“All behaviors consist of opposites. Learn to think backward, inside out and upside down.”


Lao Tzu – from the Daodejing


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  1. Elizabeth Craig / May 7 2011 5:34 am

    Thanks for the quotation, Marvin! It makes a good point.

  2. John Standish / May 7 2011 7:14 am

    One of the first “think outside the box” thinkers!

  3. Stanley Berber / May 7 2011 7:15 am

    I read the Tao te Ching – it’s awesome. Good pont today Marv. Have a good Mommy Day with you and yours, too!

  4. Alex J. Cavanaugh / May 7 2011 9:01 am

    What if I end up going in circles?

    • theoldsilly / May 7 2011 9:04 am

      Simple – your first thought was the right one!

  5. Arlee Bird / May 7 2011 1:05 pm

    It’s a good idea to try to see things from the other guy’s point of view. Unfortunately so many times we are so stuck in our own stubborn thinking that we don’t allow any openings for compromise or mutual acceptance.

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    • theoldsilly / May 7 2011 1:42 pm

      Winner’s badge? What’s this, now?

      • Arlee Bird / May 7 2011 5:53 pm

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  6. Cactus Annie / May 7 2011 5:33 pm

    I THINK I get it!

  7. John Standish / May 7 2011 5:34 pm

    How bout sideways – that count? Cuz that’s the way my day usually goes, lol!

    • theoldsilly / May 7 2011 5:40 pm

      Brother, don’t I know THAT feeling! 😉

  8. Marcus Franks / May 7 2011 5:35 pm

    Loa Tzu was a true enlightened being. Great words of wisdom ……. now if i could only understand it!

    • theoldsilly / May 7 2011 5:41 pm

      Oh stop frontin’, Marcus – you get it, dude!

  9. Connie Arnold / May 7 2011 7:02 pm

    Interesting thought. I prefer to think Upward!

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  11. Joyce A Anthony / May 8 2011 10:51 am

    Hmm……sounds a bit familiar 🙂 Things are so much clearer when viewed from different angles, aren’t they??

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