Jack’s Winning Words 6/8/15
“When in doubt, tell the truth.” (Mark Twain) I often use “Snopes” to determine whether or not something on the internet is true. But, how do we determine if someone in our life is telling the truth? Do we look for flaming trousers…or a Pinocchio nose? M.T., in his quote, is not writing about others, he’s directing the words at us. Life goes better when we tell the truth. And there’s another benefit: “If we tell the truth, we don’t need a good memory.” ;-) Jack
FROM HAWKEYE GEORGE: Your "If...." quote will be in this week's CBS.====JACK: How many people get the CBS report?====GEORGE: about 200 directly in all continents but Antarctica====JACK: Impressive!
FROM HONEST JOHN: One of the tests is in your explanation...is there consistency in what people say or does the "truth" change as our needs change? BTW. I see the term "truth" used here in an absolute sense....tsk, tsk====JACK: Absolute truth is for philosophers to discuss. Mark Twain wrote for the man on the street. ...and that's the truth!====JOHN: I have little doubt that you have hit on the truth here. What a joy that must be for those mired in relativity.====JACK: I like the Churchill quote: "Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened."
FROM TARMART REV: ...it does make life much simpler...====JACK: One of the best pieces advice ever given is in this acronym...K.I.S.S.
FROM DRPH: In my ministry I used a phrase that has stood up well in counseling. “When in doubt- Don’t” Cannot tell you the times it make a person stop and think twice before jumping off the edge of a cliff. I can think of several marriages it saved when a spouse did not file for divorce and later thanked me for helping them pause.====JACK: Good advice is advice that works. While I don't advocate a change, the Ten Commandments could be also be called, "10 Pieces of Good Advice."
FROM BLAZING OAKS: RIGHT...YOU DON'T HAVE TO REMEMBER WHAT YOU SAID, IF IT WAS THE TRUTH!====JACK: Some truths have a way of changing, from era to another...in fact, even from one day to the next. But basic truths are able to stand the test of time.
FROM CHESTER THE GOOD: Tell the truth and you never have to remember what you said.====JACK: Is there such a thing as "truth in advertising?"