Punchy Proverbs–Freedom of mind is berating yourself…wait…I got something wrong…

Well, here they are. Randomly chosen from the book. The more I gather these the more I’m sure that V. Shnodgrate was (or is) a mental case.

(1) Experience is not failing many times; experience is learning from failing many times.

(2) Never berate yourself for something that is out of your control.

(3) Freedom of mind is a repression of imagination.

So, which one wins? Personally, I like #3.

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34 Responses to “Punchy Proverbs–Freedom of mind is berating yourself…wait…I got something wrong…”


  1. 1 L. Marie June 26, 2013 at 15:23

    I have to go with number 1.

    • 2 Professor VJ Duke June 26, 2013 at 16:45

      That is a good one.

  2. 3 The Hook June 26, 2013 at 13:58

    Well done!

    • 4 Professor VJ Duke June 26, 2013 at 14:07

      Many thanks!

  3. 5 J.E. Rule June 25, 2013 at 21:06

    Number two…People spend a lot of time worrying about things out of their control (myself included) and when things go awry they/we hold ourselves responsible. It creates a troubling mindset.

    • 6 Professor VJ Duke June 25, 2013 at 21:40

      I know. Why do we do it? If only we could live by that proverb!

      • 7 J.E. Rule June 26, 2013 at 03:15

        I try…boy do I ever try.

      • 8 Professor VJ Duke June 26, 2013 at 13:27

        Good, then! Let’s try together!!

  4. 9 seeker June 25, 2013 at 20:45

    all of the above

    • 10 Professor VJ Duke June 25, 2013 at 21:39

      That’s great. Only rarely are all Shnodgrate’s proverbs enjoyed!

      • 11 seeker June 25, 2013 at 21:41

        :P

      • 12 Professor VJ Duke June 25, 2013 at 21:42

        Why the tongue?

  5. 13 ilargia64 June 25, 2013 at 14:18

    Number 2…Because it is difficult to remember…

    • 14 Professor VJ Duke June 25, 2013 at 15:24

      Agreed. If only we could remember that one!

  6. 15 ladycheetah7 June 24, 2013 at 23:12

    Umerah…if your mind is free shouldn’t your imagination run wild?

    • 16 Professor VJ Duke June 25, 2013 at 15:24

      Well, if you can’t escape from you imagination, it can begin to rule you–which isn’t good.

  7. 17 Redo You Project June 24, 2013 at 22:01

    Sorry, Professor…#1 wins, hands down!

    Jeff

    • 18 Professor VJ Duke June 25, 2013 at 15:23

      I thought you would like that one. Though, you know, 3 is better…

      • 19 Redo You Project June 25, 2013 at 16:04

        Well, we will just have to “agree to disagree” my friend! Have a great day…

        Jeff

      • 20 Professor VJ Duke June 25, 2013 at 16:05

        Absolutely! :)

  8. 21 Jackie June 24, 2013 at 20:33

    1 & 2 definitely click with me. 3 – not so much. It seems like a contradiction. I think I need to contemplate it more.

    • 22 Professor VJ Duke June 25, 2013 at 15:22

      Yeah, 1 and 2 are good.

      As for 3…

      A vivid imagination can be a good thing–sometimes. There are times, though, when you cannot escape from your imagination. Then, it is at odds with yourself.

      That is how I think V. Shnodgrate was viewing it.

  9. 23 wordsaver June 24, 2013 at 18:07

    #3 is mine

    • 24 Professor VJ Duke June 24, 2013 at 19:36

      I agree. #3 really hit home.

  10. 25 Brian June 24, 2013 at 15:32

    I think #2 is forgotten by a lot of people. Our moods are too often dictated by external factors.

    • 26 Professor VJ Duke June 24, 2013 at 19:35

      That’s a good point, Brian.

  11. 27 FictionFan June 24, 2013 at 14:40

    PS The Thirty-Nine Steps?? :lol:

    • 28 Professor VJ Duke June 24, 2013 at 19:35

      What do you mean? Sorry, but this professor is usually thick.

      • 29 FictionFan June 24, 2013 at 19:55

        Your tags! It’s tagged as The Thirty-Nine Steps!!

      • 30 Professor VJ Duke June 24, 2013 at 20:04

        :oops: But maybe I meant it. Ah, that’s right. Doesn’t it remind you of the Thirty-Nine steps?

      • 31 Professor VJ Duke June 24, 2013 at 20:05

        Now I see why you like my tags. You like to make fun of me! Can’t be too inclusive thought.

  12. 32 FictionFan June 24, 2013 at 14:39

    No. 1 for me, I think. I’m hoping Andy Murray takes it as his motto over the next couple of weeks.

    • 33 Professor VJ Duke June 24, 2013 at 19:35

      :) We can definitely hope for him!

  13. 34 Professor VJ Duke June 24, 2013 at 14:22

    Actually, not a mental case. V. Shnodgrate must be an interesting person. How could a mental case come up with these, anyway?


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