"Café Philosophy" is really a compilation of thoughts, questions of purpose, and keeping strong and positive. It is a 50 year journey, so far. It started in my early teens. I share it because it is a journey that we are all on. Enjoy!
all material Copyrighted by Scott Bortz 2010
ABOUT TAKING CHANCES
Life is not safe, why not go for it.
The cost of true pioneering is having no guiding light
He who rides the bull will sometimes fall off.
Riding the bull is fun even when you are knocked off by a low branch…
only you won’t appreciate it until later.
The wine goes faster, but nothing replaces a good gulp
DON’T SLOW LIFE DOWN, APPRECIATE IT !
POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE
it’s a learned form of thinking; and it absolutely works
If you look, you will find that it is truly a fine day today.
May the spark of life excite your spirit.
You will usually receive the least you will accept!
Leadership is a radiation that effects people - very positive ESP
The logic of PMA (positive mental attitude)
Suffer your losses only if you must
Enjoy your victories as often as possible
If you can enjoy the bottom,
You are already at the top.
A man must outshine his possessions, with his deeds
Things a leader should develop:
Logic to overcome fear
Set goals unrealisticly high, you probably won’t achieve them all, but you may go much farther than realistically possible – mankind has been doing it since the dawn of time.
Going for it
It seems as though many people do not understand a person reaching out to fulfill what they imagine is their destiny.
It appears as if they are an egomaniac, or power hungry
When actually a person can become far more than they dream they can. As they go farther on, they can see farther ahead.
Stress of Life
Negative stress is a garbled message, confused purpose, lack of focus
Positive stress is steam pressure
All of the darkness in the world cannot overcome the light shed by a single candle.
Negativity is the result of the mind’s inability to follow a problem through to it’s positive conclusion.
This is caused by inadequate facts, or low energy.
The solution is to gather facts, and raise energy level by eating or resting and relaxing.
Happiness is made of todays of happiness. Future conditions that are waited for, which will allow the achievement of happiness are a fools errand.
Focus on now
Winning is little better than losing
The race is it!
Whether I win,
Or whether I loose
I have roared into this cosmos.
When you have exhausted all the possibilities, remember this –
ABOUT LIFE’S CHALLENGES
never give up
In the midst of the storm
Embrace the rage
Rather than attempt to resist the kited walls
Jan.9, 1982 on the wall at a lawyers office
To get out of the main stream
You must fight the current.
How to fight for life
Claw, grasp, grab, hug life.
If you’re knocked down, leap to your feet, growl , claw, rip, bite. If you can’t get up then wriggle, squirm or jerk down the road…
Rest is never that far away!
where one plus one equals three
Interdependence is the key to complexity.
An eye could not spend it’s time seeing if a foot would not walk, and a mouth eat, etc.
Not only must you learn to respect your neighbor, you must learn to rely on each other.
It’s the only way little cells turn into big things.
Two of life’s rarest pleasures:
One is the joy of reaching out to a friend in need
The other is the outreached hand of a friend when you are in need.
Big To Little
No single atom makes a universe
The universe could not exist without the single atom
All the power of the universe comes from the atom
Atoms working together
ABOUT FINE TUNING
Intuition, ESP, getting outside “the box”
Life is a lot like sailing. Some wind on your sail, and you’re going. But the subtleties of how you set your sails is the difference between going and going fast.
As you bear up against challenges, insights and possibilities will come to your disposal
The more you bear up, the more insights and abilities will be available
You will be able to tune into this as you reach each new threshhold
The most powerful rocket cannot reach it’s destination without a delicate guidance system.
The most sophisticated guidance system needs a powerful rocket to reach it’s destination
A will of steel should be carried out with a velvet glove.
Success is the movement from now to a worthwhile goal…
Not the achievement of the goal.
The shortest distance between two points is the truth.
-Trying to finally be where you want to be-
What you seek is not to be achieved
For the destination is only the end of the ride.
What good you accomplish becomes part of your worth forever.
A moonlit night in 6/78 on the water in Seattle
If the world can’t treat you any better,
It will probably treat you worse.
Don’t be a fool.