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Risa Denenberg

Risa Denenberg
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Seattle, Washington, USA
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February 25
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Smart Girls Ink
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I also blog about end-of-life issues at http://risaden.blogspot.com/

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AUGUST 29, 2010 2:29PM

Risa's aphorisms

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Life is short, no need to commit suicide. 

Spending always rises to meet income. 

You can’t clean anything without making something else dirty. 

You can do anything you want to do. However, you can’t do everything you want to do. 

A small full life is more satisfying than a large empty one.   

For every loss, there is a hidden gain. 

Why do I keep the refrigerator door open when I’m cooking? To save energy. 

The best advice I’ve ever gotten was from a yoga teacher who told me to try to be a ‘C’ student. 

I’m capable of the best and worst of human thoughts and actions. This reminds me to be forgiving and empathetic. 

I’ve learned a lesson from how men do housework: never become fully competent at something you’d rather not do. 

Don’t hang out with people who don’t like you as you are. Many people do like you, but if you hang out with the ones who don’t, you will start to believe you are a horrible person, and then you will become that horrible person. 

Since you’ll never really know what’s best among choices, make confident decisions with little regret.  

Percocet doesn’t take away pain; it just changes one’s perspective on dealing with pain. 

There will never be a moment’s peace because there is so much that must be done. The undone is a major source of life’s tension and misery. Uncompleted tasks fall off the list proving that were not really so important. They are immediately replaced with urgent new things that must be done. And so on, until you die. 

I once believed that it was possible to learn all that could be known about one subject and through that endeavor gain universal knowledge. It was a simplistic notion based on the premise that parallel lines converge at infinity. It was an imperfect understanding of knowledge that I now renounce. 

Memory loves lies. 

Love has turned out to be something quite different than I expected. 

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Deceptively simple, smart and true.~r
Excellent clarity and truth. thanks. r
Excellent observations and wording thereof. I shall be your grassphoppa from this day forward.
many nuggets of wisdom here, "You can do anything you want to do. However, you can’t do everything you want to do" one of the wisest

"never become fully competent at something you’d rather not do", one of the basic pieces of advice I try to pass on to anyone who'll listen

"Uncompleted tasks fall off the list proving that were not really so important. They are immediately replaced with urgent new things that must be done", it's amazing how little turns out to be actually urgent

"Memory loves lies", how true

"Love has turned out to be something quite different than I expected", ditto parenthood and hallucinogens
So very, incredibly, wonderfully true.
You have some real gems there. Ever thought of going into the refrigerator magnet business? :)
lots to love here. three favorites:

Why do I keep the refrigerator door open when I’m cooking? To save energy.

The best advice I’ve ever gotten was from a yoga teacher who told me to try to be a ‘C’ student.

I’ve learned a lesson from how men do housework: never become fully competent at something you’d rather not do.
What is your definition of intelligence?