I have this love/hate thing with Twitter. I check Twitter nearly as often as I check my email, but I constantly lament the inane content I find there. I am pleased we have moved past the point of explaining what we have for breakfast, but I have other issues. I think I am presently most annoyed by those who offer numerous inspirational quotes.
My wife is a fan of inspirational quotes. While I could overlook this as a minor fault, she somehow feels she must read them aloud to me. I do what I can to discourage this practice but see persists. She seems to feel I would be a happier or a more productive person if I was more inspired. I tell her that inspiration is not my problem.
I have decided to make the best of this situation. There seems to be no way to block quotes. Since I can think of no technical solution, I will try to “turn lemons into lemonade”.
My plan is to try to make money on inspirational quotes. I will spend a little time collecting these quotes, accumulate the quotes on a web page which I will surround with Google ads, and wait for the money to roll in. I had this idea yesterday and I have already generated quite a few “gems”. I have two suggested applications – 1) visit my page and read the quotes to become inspired – make certain you click the associated ad as a thank-you before you leave and 2) copy and paste one of these quotes if you feel the need to add to the clutter on Twitter. Please add the hashtag – #dontblamethecurmudgeon.
In summary, to quote Mr. Gump – stupid is as stupid does.
Arrogance is the camouflage of insecurity. – Tim Fargo
Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching?
“Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.” — Henry David Thoreau
Don’t exercise your freedom of speech until you have exercised your freedom of thought. – Tim Fargo
“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Fair isn’t everybody getting the same thing… fair is getting what each kid needs to be successful.
Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way” – Martin Luther King Jr.
“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” — John Wooden
Knowledge is knowing what to say. Wisdom is knowing whether or not to say it.
“No” doesn’t always mean “never.” Sometimes it just means “not yet.”
“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.” – Rita Mae Brown
“Only dead fish go with the flow.” — Sarah Palin
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. – Thomas A. Edison
“Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” – Mary Tyler Moore
Surround yourself with the people who make you better, and you will have better outcomes.
Technology will not replace teachers, but teachers who use technology will replace those who do not.
“The time is always right to do what is right.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
“You have to teach students HOW to think but not dictate WHAT they think.”