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aph·o·rism Dictionary result for aphorism /ˈafəˌrizəm/ noun: aphorism; plural noun: aphorisms
a pithy observation that contains a general truth, such as, “if it ain't broke, don't fix it.” Or the old aphorism "the child is father to the man."
- synonyms: saying, maxim, axiom, adage, precept, epigram, epigraph, dictum, gnome, pearl of wisdom, proverb, saw, tag, motto, expression, phrase, formula; rareapothegm
a concise statement of a scientific principle, typically by an ancient classical author."the opening sentence of the first aphorism of Hippocrates"
- A simple way to think about money that works in personal lives and small businesses: Money is like heat. It is generated by activity and radiates away from its possessor.
- Money comes into existence when someone is willing to vouch for it.
- The Earth is the caldron, the sea is the soup, the Sun is the fire and the Moon is the spoon that stirred life into existence.
- Helpfulness Brings People Into Focus
- When living things work well together, survival is the result.
- It's not just "survival of the fittest," instead look at "survival of the best fitted."
- Women are the savior of the Planet.
- Everything we know, everything we see, everything we do together depends on agreements. Language is a tool for making agreements, writing is a tool for recording agreements, money is a tool for enumerating and assigning value to our agreements. Agreements among people are the basis for our conscious reality. Without a process for agreed upon concepts, our reality would be awash with meaningless sensations.
The Big Questions
- While questions like "Why are we here?" and "Are we alone in the universe?" are good questions, there is another really good question that ought to be easier to answer: How can we all share the resources of the planet?
- Once we learn to share the physical elements of our Earth, the living things it supports and our capacity as humans, then we can put our heads together to unravel the deeper mysteries.