Git philosophy can be a bit profound.
Some people find it hard to understand just what Gittery is all about.
The following aphorisms may help:
It is unwise to pay too much but it is worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money.. that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the things it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot; it cannot be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you will run. And if you do that, you will have enough to pay for the something better. John Ruskin 1819-1900
Do you know, there was a time when, by looking at the Radio Times, you could work out the speed of light ? You could look up the Light Programme wavelength (1,500m) and see what frequency was used (200khz). Then, of course, you had the numbers to work out that light travels very quickly indeed. Nevertheless, if you live where I do (150km away from Wychbold), then you hear the Light Programme about 0.0005 seconds late. Not as late as your DIGITAL though - useless for setting your watch.
Monkeys open bananas the other end.
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Sorry John I know it's schmaltzy but the sentiment is there Schmaltzy it most certainly is. Millions of these things are sent by e-mail every day. Yuck.
I would never trade my amazing friends, my wonderful life, my loving family for less gray hair or a flatter belly.
As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend. I don't chide myself for eating that extra cookie, or for not making my bed, or for buying that silly cement gecko that I didn't need, but looks so avante garde on my patio. I am entitled to a treat, to be messy, to be extravagant.
I have seen too many dear friends leave this world too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with ageing.
Whose business is it if I choose to read or play on the computer until 4 AM and sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 60 &70's, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love .. I will
I will walk the beach in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves with abandon if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set. They, too, will get old.
I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And I eventually remember the important things.
Sure, over the years my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are what give us strength and understanding and compassion. A heart never broken is pristine and sterile and will never know the joy of being imperfect.I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face. So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore.I've even earned the right to be wrong.So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day(if I feel like it)
MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE A RAINBOW OF SMILES ON YOUR FACE AND IN YOUR HEART FOREVER AND EVER
What the hell is a rainbow of smiles ? Rainbows are the wrong way up for smiling. As for having one in your heart - it would thoroughly upset the whole circulatory system and give you gip !
Grumpy is good.
Professor Joe Forgas (University of New South Wales):
Being grumpy makes us think more clearly.
Miserable people are better at decision-making and less gullible.
Gloominess breeds attentiveness and careful thinking.
A grumpy person can cope with more demanding situations than a happy one because of the way the brain "promotes information processing strategies".
Those in a bad mood are better communicators.
Negative moods trigger more attentive, careful thinking, paying greater attention to the external world and may actually promote a more concrete, accommodative and ultimately more successful communication style.
The Meaning of Git
If you repeat a derogatory word often enough, it begins to lose its objectionable meaning and eventually the word that was once an offensive term of abuse becomes quite harmless. A good deal depends on the tone of voice in which it is spoken and the context in which it is used. The word almost reverses its meaning and can become a term of endearment. One must hear the word repeated many times to appreciate this gradual softening and the subtle merging of abuse and affection.
In its original sense, a Git was defined as a despicable or worthless person. It was an offensive word. Its meaning has undergone the same sort of change as many other derogatory words. The alliterative Grumpy Old Gits has a jolly sound and although some of the sense of worthlessness is retained, almost all of the sting has gone from the original abusive meaning.
Grumpiness is the key to Happiness