What I love about Quotes (Creating them not copying)

There is something about a well designed quote that I can’t begin to explain. THIS WOULD BE A PERFECT EXAMPLE TO CREATE A QUOTE. Because, I could go on and on for pages explaining this or if I phrase my quotes in such a way that the words strategically selected and positioned can explain 20 pages of thoughts in less than a couple sentences. ………..A good quote to me has not only content, it also has interpretational depth with layers for those analytical people like myself to discover.

JUST TO REMIND EVERYONE- I HAVE VERY WEAK WRITING SKILLS, AND VERY TO NO EDUCATION IN ENGLISH REGARDLESS OF MY EXTENSIVE / EXPENSIVE COLLEGE EDUCATION. SPELLING, GRAMMAR, PRONOUNS, ADJECTIVES ADVERBS, ECT……. I WOULDN’T PASS GRAMMAR SCHOOL LOL…… GOOD THINK MY FIELD WAS PSYCHOLOGY WHERE THEY WERE NOT VERY CONCERNED WITH WRITING ABILITY.

I DO BELIEVE THAT BEING OVER ANALYTICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL APPLICATION TO WORDS, TONE, STATEMENTS, ECT PLAYS IT PART IN MY STRUGGLE WHEN I WRITE. I COULD SAY SOMETHING OUT LOUD PERFECTLY, YET ONCE I PUT IT ON PAPER OR TEXT THAT IS WHEN MY STRUGGLE BEGINS. **KNOWING THAT THE READER IS OPEN TO INTERPRETATION BASED ON THE WORDS THEMSELVES DISASSOCIATED FROM ANY EMOTIONAL OR PERSONALITY THAT GIVES THEM MEANING. OTHERWISE THEY ARE JUST A COLLECTION OF LETTERS, WORDS, SENTENCES.

SO, AN EXAMPLE HOW I WOULD TRY TO QUOTE THE ABOVE

“A DICTIONARY CAN PROVIDE A DEFINITION TO A WORD, BUT, ONLY A PERSON IS ABLE TO GIVE A MEANING TO A WORD”

STEPHEN JAMES  

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WHEN YOU BEAT YOURSELF (QUOTE)

“WHEN YOU HAVE BEAT OR DEFEATED YOURSELF, HAVEN’T YOU ALSO WON BY SUCCESSFULLY DOING SO?” haha

STEPHEN JAMES

READING SOMETHING YOU DISLIKE (QUOTE)

“IF YOU READ SOMETHING YOU DON’T LIKE. REMEMBER THERE ARE OPTIONS. YOU CAN READ IT AGAIN AND CHANGE THE WAY YOU INTERPRET IT, OR YOU CAN DISREGARD WHAT YOU READ AND NOT BOTHER READING IT AGAIN.”

STEPHEN JAMES

IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING (REALLY?) RANT

SINCE IT NEVER DOES!

It is time that someone confront this very commonly used phrase. The phrase “it goes without saying” needs to be spoken about. Well, if it wasn’t for me this would continue on in lingual limbo. It is very common for someone to use the phrase “it goes without saying” and following it with an explanation or reason to justify why something that does not need to be said be spoken about. Listen! I’m trying my best to understand this language (my 1st), and write it properly. There is no need for these phrases to add to my confusion. If it “goes without saying” —— THAT SHOULD BE THE END OF THE STATEMENT, NO?!?!?!?

LET ME ADD TO THE LIST OF SAYINGS THAT ARE FRUSTRATING

  • YOU HAVE NO IDEA – 
  • YOU DIDN’T KNOW –
  • YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN –
  • WHAT DID YOU EXPECT –
  • YOU DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING –
  • IT SHOULD BE CLEAR BY NOW –
  • DO I REALLY NEED TO TELL YOU – 
  • YOU’RE NOT GOING TO WANT TO HEAR THIS – 
  • YOU CAN’T SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU –
  • YOU DIDN’T WANT TO LISTEN –
  • I TRIED TO TELL YOU –  

I’LL START WITH THOSE!

LET ME PUT TOGETHER A LITTLE RANT ON THOSE SAYINGS- JUST FOR FUN!

 DO I REALLY NEED TO TELL YOU? —  I guess I better, so YOU CAN’T SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU!

I wouldn’t want you to be in a position that YOU DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING

After I TRIED TO TELL YOU, I assumed it would be CLEAR BY NOW, maybe, YOU DIDN’T WANT TO LISTEN, OR ONLY HEARD WHAT YOU WANTED TO HEAR!

At first, I DIDN’T WANT TO BE THE ONE TO SAY, and even told you that you HAVE NO IDEA.

Knowing you WEREN’T GOING TO WANT TO HEAR THIS, I couldn’t leave this as something THAT GOES WITHOUT SAYING

I was not going to be responsible for an accusation later on saying YOU SHOULD HAVE TOLD ME / WHY DIDN’T                YOU SAY SOMETHING

FOR CONSIDERATION-

IF YOU ASK – WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?, OR YOU DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING? YOU BETTER MAKE SURE YOU TOLD THEM WHAT THEY NEED TO KNOW. EVEN IF THEY DIDN’T WANT TO LISTEN TO WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY. OR, decided to HEAR WHAT THEY WANTED TO HEAR. At least now you can say these with conviction  —

YOU CAN’T SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU

YOU DID’T WANT TO LISTEN

I TRIED TO TELL YOU

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“THE WIZARD OF OZ” MY CRAZY INTERPRETATION- OR NOT-

POSSIBLE PSYCHOLOGICAL PERCEPTION TO THE STORY OF “THE WIZARD OF OZ”

This one of those things that came to me out of nowhere, completely unexpected, and have no idea what caused it to pop up! Whatever the reason, I began seeing a very legitimate and rational psychological application that my interpretation of the story seems to fit.

IT’S BEEN MANY YEARS SINCE I’VE WATCHED IT….. EVEN STILL, I’M PRETTY SURE THIS IS HOW THE STORY GOES SOMETHING LIKE THIS-****READ MY UPDATE I PUT IN THE COMMENTS**** I WANT TO KEEP MY ORIGINAL POST UNEDITED… ANYTHING I’M GOING TO ADD AFTER WILL BE IN COMMENTS SO I CAN KEEP MY ORIGINAL UNEDITED VERSION 

AFTER SHE LOOSES CONSCIOUSNESS! AFTER THE TORNADO

Dorothy, is following the yellow brick road leading to the Wizard of Oz in Emerald City…. Along the way she comes across a Lion, Scarecrow, and the Tin Man…

These characters (INSIDE HER MIND) all were missing something! Courage, a Brain, and a heart…… da da da da dah…..

-I’m not even going to get into the wicked witch (neighbor toto bit before this unconsciousness), or the relevance of any other characters (right now) ! lol

BUT!

PUT TOGETHER ALL THE “TRAITS” OR “NEEDS” OF HER “UNCONSCIOUS””FRIENDS” AS SHE FOLLOWED THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD…. JUST THINK ABOUT THESE TRAITS/QUALITIES BEING APPLIED TO AN INDIVIDUAL—- IT’S LIKE THIS STORY WAS A DEPICTION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY, OR AWARENESS. LOL  ——

(THE ROAD LED TO THE WIZARD, AND IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY, THE WIZARD WAS ACTUALLY NOT EVEN A WIZARD AT ALL! -THANKS TOTO!- HE DIDN’T GIVE THEM ANYTHING EXCEPT FOR RECOGNITION THAT THEY ALREADY ATTAINED WHATEVER IT WAS ON THIER OWN DURING THIS JOURNEY….) NO? YES?

BUT!

RIGHT AFTER THAT, SHE JUST WANTS TO CLICK HER HEELS TO “GO HOME” TOO MUCH FOR HER TO HANDLE I GUESS….

MAYBE, SHE COULDN’T HANDLE BEING IN A LOGICAL AND MENTAL STATE OF COMPLETENESS – BECAUSE SHE REALLY JUST WANTED TO GO HOME! WHERE EVERYTHING WAS “NORMAL” AGAIN LOL

FOLLOWED THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD ALL THE WAY TO THE ANSWERS, AND THE GREAT OZ!-

THAN RIGHT BACK TO -“THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME”

— THIS SEEMS TO STILL BE A COMMON BEHAVIOR FOR PEOPLE….. PUTTING IN SO MUCH EFFORT TO FIND AN ANSWER TO SOMETHING THEY MOST LIKLEY WON’T BE ABLE TO ACCEPT, THAN TURN/RUN AWAY FROM IT SO THEY CAN  RETURN TO “NORMALITY” … BUT AT LEAST THEY KNOW THE ANSWER LOL

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Directed by Victor Fleming
Produced by Mervyn LeRoy
Screenplay by
Noel Langley
Florence Ryerson
Edgar Allan Woolf
Based on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
by L. Frank Baum

Perception differences by photography display (This is not a great example) but you’ll see

REAL QUICK

I JUST WANTED TO SHOW AN EXAMPLE OF HOW OUR PERCEPTION CAN BE “INFLUENCED” THROUGH WHAT WE SEE, OR WHAT IS SHOWN…. OH….. ALSO WHAT MAY NOT BE SHOWN

THIS  IS THE FULL PICTURE I’M GOING TO USE FOR THIS EXAMPLE—LOOKS CLEARLY LIKE THE WOMEN IS BENING ARRESTED

perception(original)

NOW IF I JUST CROP HER—– IT IS A COMPLETE DIFFERENT PERCEPTION, NO? ALMOST A PASSIONATE LOOK UP INTO THE SKY SEEING -WHATEVER

Perception1

NEXT CROP- SAME LOOK FROM HER- BUT THE OFFICER IN THE BACKGROUND HAS A LOOK OF SHOCK, AND EVEN WHEN I INCLUDE THE OFFICER THATS MAKING THE ARREST (CROP OUT THE LOWER HALF) THIS STORY LOOKS LIKE OR COULD BE PERCEIVED AS —– SOMETHING DRAMATIC HAS HAPPENED, AND THE WOMEN IS GAZING UP, THE OFFICER BEHIND IS JUST IN SHOCK, AND THE ARRESTING OFFIER MIGHT BE CONSOLING HER….

LOL

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photo came fromhttp://radio.foxnews.com/2011/10/02/occupying-the-brooklyn-bridge-700-nyc-occupy-wall-st-protesters-arrested/

Acceptance (QUOTE)

“WHATEVER YOU WANT OTHERS TO ACCEPT, YOU MUST FIRST ACCEPT IT FOR YOURSELF. THAN REALIZE – THAT IS ALL THE ACCEPTANCE NEEDED.”

STEPHEN JAMES

YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT PEOPLE THINK ABOUT YOU?

“IF YOU EVER WONDER WHAT PEOPLE THINK ABOUT YOU? —– HOW ABOUT YOU JUST DECIDE FOR YOURSELF! LOL…  REMEMBER, IT IS YOU THAT DETERMINES HOW YOU THINK THEY ARE THINKING ABOUT YOU. WHY EVEN  CONCERN YOURSELF WITH HOW OTHERS ARE THINKING, WHEN YOU CAN CHOOSE HOW YOU ARE THOUGHT OF.”

STEPHEN JAMES

TIME FLEW BY – TIME STANDS STILL

Why is it that time SEEMS to “fly by” or pass quickly when we are experiencing anything enjoyable? While time SEEMS to drag, or stand still during negative or undesirable experiences?

PSYCHOLOGY, OR ANY OTHER “PROFESSIONAL” EXPLANATIONS ASIDE—!!!!!!!!

NO DISRESPECT TO THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY…..

This post is for people to apply time in a way that it can be relevant to them…

THIS IS FOR YOU TO QUESTION! NOT FOR ANYTHING OR ANYONE TO EXPLAIN! 

First, ask why “time” is generally a constant , yet experienced inconsistent and irrelevant to the “common known” ?(1 minute of calculated time, is no indication of a consciously experienced minute in time!)

Hope I haven’t lost anyone…… I’m trying to make it simple…. IT ACTUALLY IS SIMPLE!!

It’s just a matter of your ACTIVE PARTICIPATION that makes the perception of time either longer or shorter…. Thats why “bad, negative, unpleasant” moments SEEM longer—– It is because you are ACTIVELY engaged in those moments to PROTECT AND STOP them—–

During times of “safe, enjoyable, or non-conflicted” experiences, we do not need to be completely conscious and aware beyond what is necessary- it’s like (auto-pilot)—- Our brain is designed to be efficient lol

SO! JUST QUESTION, OR BE AWARE IF/WHEN YOU MAY BE ON (AUTO-PILOT), AND ALSO KNOW YOU CAN DECIDE WHEN YOU WANT TO BE ENGAGED, AS WELL AS TO THE EXTENT.  SOME/MOST THINGS DON’T REQUIRE OR NEED SUCH ACTIVE CONSCIOUS EFFORT, SOME AUTOMATICALLY FORCE IT, AND THERE ARE THE OTHER MOMENTS THAT DON’T REQUIRE IT, BUT WOULD BE NICE FOR US TO ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN FULLY.

LET AUTO PILOT DO ITS JOB FOR TEDIOUS AND WORTHLESS TASKS, BUT DON’T LET AUTO PILOT MAKE YOU MISS OUT ON THE MORE DESIRABLE MOMENTS.

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PARADISE WHEN BEING PRECISE —-

” It is only fair that someone be able to experience a moment of paradise when being precise. Unfortunately, precision leads to a life long taunting state of purgatory to live through”

STEPHEN JAMES