According to the Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary the word idiot ( \ˈi-dē-ət\) is a noun and derogatory term for someone with extreme mental retardation; the most common use is to describe a foolish or stupid person. The term is derived from Middle English, old French to be specific with an origin as 60 percent of English has Latin or Greek roots; the word idiot originated from the Latin word idiota (ignorant person).
With well over 7 billion people inhabiting this planet, unfortunately a good portion of these folks are idiots. Regardless of how much you try to avoid them, they seem to be everywhere, and what’s most frightening is that you never know who it’ll be. An idiot can be a technology obsessed gadget-freak who was too busy texting when they crashed their vehicle into yours. An idiot can be the mail man that no matter how many times you’ve spoken to him, how often you’ve called the post office and spoken to supervisors on duty, they still continue to deliver highly important mail to the wrong address, one that you haven’t lived at in over a year. Read the rest of this entry »
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This is great, if we could all direct our minds to simply stopping a negative behavior or thought. Imagine if we believed and visualized and just let go of old thought patterns? I believe we can, it just takes practice. For me, catching negative thoughts and reconditioning the way I think is a daily thing. But, like anything else the more you practice, the better you become and the less you struggle with it.
It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen. ~Muhammad Ali