Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
Although Francois wrote this before he passed away 340 years ago in 1680, if there is one thing that is still consistent over the course of time… it is the ability for men to do stupid things in the presence of women.
When I saw this quotation, I immediately thought of what happened last year when one actress destroyed the careers of two studio CEOs.
Twenty-five years of a career destroyed in a moment of fake passion.
The part that staggered me was not that it happened, but that it was the same actress that destroyed both of their careers. You would have presumed the second one would have heard about the first one.
In the year 2500 somebody will be telling the exact same tale. It is the world’s oldest profession and most likely will continue to be the downfall of many a man over the course of history.
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Changing the world…One thought at a time.
This book is written for you. Whether you are just embarking on your journey in life, or if you are a seasoned veteran, we all have so much more to learn. Lessons from the Mountain is a conversational exploration of countless topics of personal and professional self help.
Mr. Weiner has collected a diverse assortment of thoughts from the great sages of the last two millennia, each sparking personalized discussions, intended to stimulate you into deeper contemplation of the subjects that intrigue you.
Leveraging his experiences in building The Illusion Factory and then, Sizzle, Mr. Weiner reflects on numerous moments of engagement that are relevant to all of us as we navigate our path in life.
In this zen entrepreneurial discussion, the myriad topics range from:
• Narrowing choices to increase opportunity
• Assuaging a hurt ego
• Managing the depression that comes with a failure
• Learning to continuously improve
• Owning your mistakes
• Increasing your likelihood for success
• Making ethical choices
• Pursuing seemingly impossible goals
• Coping with a loss
• Making unpopular decisions
• Communicating with compassion
• Learning to collaborate with others more skilled than you
• Accepting your reality, while working to change it
• Stopping bullies in their tracks
• Letting go of anger
• Deepening self-respect
• Understanding love
• Making the planet a better place
• Taking giant risks and succeeding
• The elusive pursuit of happiness
• The art of honesty and friendship
• Following your heart
• Overcoming PTSD
• Learning when to become impartial
• Questioning reality
• The probability of UFOs
• Attracting positive outcomes
• The benefits of being a zen entrepreneur
and many other interesting topics of exploration.
The book has been written over a couple of years of climbing a mountain in the darkness in order to be atop for the sunrise. Photos from those journeys accompany the beautifully illustrated aphorisms, whose content spark each of the philosophical discussions.