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The Rule of Four

I've read the book twice already and it never fails to amuse me.. Once you start reading it you'll have a hard time putting the book down. I suggest you guys to read the book. You'll learn a lot from it. It's a smart book that is worth reading. There are riddles, mysteries, and murders. The following are some of the insights I got from the book:

The strong take from the weak but the smart take from the strong.

Make new friends, but keep the old; one is silver, the other is gold.

A good friend stands in harm's way for you the second you ask - but a great friend does it without being asked at all.

Never invest yourself in anything so deeply that its failure could cost your happiness.

People like to say that time is a great healer. The great healer is what they say, as if time were a doctor... but time is the guy at the amusement park who paints shirts with an airbrush. He sprays out the color in a fine mist until it's just lonely particles floating in the air, waiting to be plastered in place. And what comes of it all, the design on the shirt at the end of the day, usually isn't much to see. I suspect that whoever buys that shirt, the one great patron of the everlasting theme park, whoever he is, wakes up in the morning and wonders what he ever saw in it. We're the paint in that analogy. Time is what disperses us.

Love conquers all

Love is not supposed to be on your side. You fight with it; you try to undo what it does to others. But it's too powerful. No matter how much we suffer, Virgil says, our hardships cannot move it.

The two hardest things to contemplate in life are FAILURE AND AGE; and those are one and the same. Perfection is the natural consequence of eternity: wait long enough, and anything will realize its potential. Coal becomes diamonds, sand becomes pearls, apes become men. It's simply not given to us, in one lifetime, to see those consummations, and so every failure becomes a remainder of death.

There you go folks, more reasons for you to read the book. Enjoy! ^_^


Saturday, November 12, 2005
Blogger Martin says:
"Never invest yourself in anything so deeply that its failure could cost your happiness."

Hmm, that's good advice, if you want to avoid getting hurt. But all the projects, actions and loves that are truly worthwhile face that risk. They need that deep investment to stand a chance of bringing happiness. It's a difficult choice. Me? I prefer to take the highs with the lows - the joy and the pain - rather than live without either.

I like the blog Sara. :) And thanks for linking to mine!
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