Pascal Derrien

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Say Cheese

Say Cheese

Confucius apparently said (more or less) that nothing new happen to people in the world its just that the same things happen to new people

It was while back and I am not even sure in which century or when Confucius actually lived. In fact I don’t even know if he even ever said that. I quite like the sound of it though. That probably makes me coming across as a dinosaur. If I wanted to be trendy I should perhaps swim in a world of verbosity. A world where crawling thru innovation waters or claiming breakthrough progress is the ultimate perception of success. Should I sail or should I sale.

Well the only thing I really want to do is take a break. I am getting tired of being bombarded by all the stuff so fake. Tired of hearing about the next earthquake or eating the same old corn flakes. The apocalypse rep is telling me that its always best to be on the move, that I should anticipate the next big thing, than today is better than yesterday. He often adds that I should be self aware that if I am not sharp I will be stuck in a time warp.

I frankly don’t care. I don’t know how much is a bus fare and the cost of a litre of petrol I am not aware. I am more preoccupied at making an attempt to do the right thing rather doing the things right. Confucius said attitude, latitude, altitude may all lead to solitude.

He may actually have not said that. But hey who knows what one really says ?

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Fay Vietmeier

9 months ago #39

Do you know Confucius? His wisdom is profucius ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

9 months ago #38

Ken Boddie I meant to tag you on this comment to Pascal I LOVE Confucius His wisdom is profucius ;~) You are a Confucius kind of Bard ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

9 months ago #37

Pascal Derrien I happened upon “Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see.” – Confucius Added to my post "Be aware of WONDER" As a former runner .. I get where the mind can wander and arrive at wonder ;~) .. same as on a bike or on a hike .. or under water if you like ;~)

Pascal Derrien

9 months ago #36

Justin Currie is a great artist. My thoughts also go in overdrive mode Faye when I cycle or run in particular

Fay Vietmeier

9 months ago #35

Pascal Derrien I thought of your post while swimming laps - interesting the thoughts that come when your mind is under water ;~) Song from the delightful musical tale Frozen II "Do the next right thing" .. which I'm going to do by sharing Confucius Just do the next right thing Take a step, step again It is all that I can to do The next right thing I won't look too far ahead It's too much for me to take But break it down to this next breath, this next step This next choice is one that I can make So I'll walk through this night Stumbling blindly toward the light And do the next right thing I also forgot to thank you for the the song you choose - lovely lyrics

Pascal Derrien

9 months ago #34

profucius I like that one :-) thanks for dropping by

Fay Vietmeier

9 months ago #33

Pascal Derrien I LOVE Confucius His wisdom is profucius ;~) The "apocalypse rep" should stay out of our time warp “Shallowness is spreading” Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee So is the MINDLESS and the MEANINGLESS .. their LYRICS all sound the same The unchanging lines of latitude & longitude Hold their positions with unchanging attitude Life’s changing lines are best held with gratitude

Pascal Derrien

9 months ago #32

mighty thanks Debasish Majumder for consistently having a read at my written errands :-)

Debasish Majumder

9 months ago #31

absolutely fascinating buzz Pascal Derrien! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.

Pascal Derrien

9 months ago #30

many thanks Roy for dropping by I appreciate the comment and insight very much :-)

Royce Shook

9 months ago #29

Pascal, you said, “The apocalypse rep is telling me that it's always best to be on the move…” Confucius also said, “If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself." As you listen to the apocalypse reps remember that we can learn from them and correct the bad points in ourselves. This can keep us renewed and rather than thinking of taking a break, maybe we can use the information we learn to become better. I enjoyed your thoughts, thank you

Pascal Derrien

9 months ago #28

that's very wise David , thanks for sharing those quotes and dropping a commenting note :-)

David Navarro López

9 months ago #27

Talking about famous phrases, I don't know if it was Seneca or another ancient greek, but said something like.."oh, this new generation has no respect for the eldest, useless generation..." From dinosaur to dinosaur, I would say...: To be sharp, on the loop, you name it, is overrated. the only things that matter is to remain yourself, no matter what the others say...and if you are in the mood of changing, to do it due to your will alone, not because people say you should change

Pascal Derrien

9 months ago #26

thnaks Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic I do agree upwards and onwards as soon as we get out this mess :-)

Lada 🏡 Prkic

9 months ago #25

Just as Justin Currie sings, every song shouldn't have the same lyrics: "So go ahead please, throw away the rules and seize whatever it is you need to say". It would be great if we could throw away the rules or at least some of them. Rules we have been following for years are rejected now because new events have overtaken them (coronavirus is only one example). Pascal, I don't know for altitude, but life for sure have latitude and longitude. :-)

Louise Smith

9 months ago #24


Pascal Derrien

9 months ago #23

thanks Robert nice compliment coming from somebody who I admire the writing abilities :-) I like bananas too the thing i never know which side I should start to eat first and then I don t know if a banana has a right or left side... I should not worry about this really :-)

Robert Cormack

9 months ago #22

I like this, Pacal, particularly doing the right thing instead of doing things right. We devote so much time to doing things right, saying only what we know is acceptable. Being accountable is terrible. It keeps our wrists tied together and our brain synapse doing silly things. And we're tired. I think I was tired of corn flakes years ago, but I'm even indifferent where bananas are concerned now (and I love bananas). What should we do? Maybe Pablum. Haven't had that in a while. Sure, let's eat Pablum. It could catch on.

Pascal Derrien

9 months ago #21

many thanks for dropping by Louise good to hear you are well. ah kiwis have two legs me who thought they were only a fruit for a long time :-)

Louise Smith

9 months ago #20

Hi Pascal Derrien "nothing new happen to people in the world, its just that the same things happen to new people" I realised this at 28yo when standing in front of Tutankhamun's Mummy in Cairo Museum In the grave goods were a pair of thongs (jandals, flip-flops, clam diggers, plakkies .....) They were worn by the people of many cultures throughout the world, originating as early as the ancient Egyptians in 1,500 B.C. Well I was very surprised as naively I thought they were an Australian invention ! SO don't believe Kiwis who say they invented them It's a lie just like pavlova I think everyone is very tired from COVID emotional stress concerning lack of knowledge & possibility of ultimate control I am taking a long break I hope you can relax & rest too Confucius say Support bacteria - is only culture some people have. Man who cut self while shaving, lose face. Man who pushes piano down mineshaft get tone of A flat miner.

Pascal Derrien

9 months ago #19

tell me about it the report button does not even function Mo Jawal flagged it to Javier so I guess it will happen :-)

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

9 months ago #18

I'd like a spell that will make such promotional comments delete themselves automatically whenever they are posted on beBee 🙂

Ken Boddie

9 months ago #17

I see you’ve been hanging out with that time lord Dr Who again, Pascal. Confucius say: “Man with one foot on 'yesterday' and one foot on 'tomorrow' will end up pissing on 'today'.,” and also, “Man who do one man show, must have balls.” 😂🤣😂

Pascal Derrien

9 months ago #16

I heard he has a one man show going on at the minute Ken. I heard from it from Abraham Lincoln :-)

You don't know how much I needed that laugh at this moment, Ken Boddie

Ken Boddie

9 months ago #14

Confucius, he say, “Man who likes to take break, he responsible for many bicycle accident.” 😂🤣😂

Pascal Derrien

9 months ago #13

thanks Bill & Jim. 2016 seems like so....2016 much as my daughter would say sure thing is we did not get 20 out of 20 on the last one either and what a year it has been for you in particular. You are a warrior Jimbo there is not factory reset because they dont make ones like yous anymore its a pity because we would need more of yous :-)

Jim Murray

9 months ago #12

Bill Clinton said...I feel your pain. And I do, because it's a pain that many of us are suffering. I will be much happier when a lot of the nouveau bullshit is out of earshot. I can't even remember what it was like writing before 2016. I keep going back to look at it and am just now starting to see what it was. I don't need a break so much as I need a reset.

Pascal Derrien

9 months ago #11

Hey Mohammed there is some truth in what you are saying . Thanks for dropping by :-)

Pascal Derrien

9 months ago #10

Justin Currie is great singer I really love his voice and his lyrics glad you like him Joyce. You are more than welcome to join the team Imagine what it could be ... :-)

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

9 months ago #9

Perhaps, pandemic is playing more with its pangs that people are all perturbed and puzzled. Brief and brilliant post Pascal Derrien

Great song. I often say I paint with words. It took a long time to be able to do that. Now I can see how words can become music, too. So I just had to look up that quote and found, You made me curious--no more. The last thing I am is religious. I also found this: There Are Three Types of People: Those Who Make Things Happen, Those Who Watch Things Happen, and Those Who Wonder What Happened. I so wish I could be the second one. It's that curiosity thing that gets me. I hover between the first and second, but I lived in the third for most of my life. Near-death nipped me out of that one. Can I come with you and yours? Some nowhere nothing place where the only thing that ever happens is the blooming of flowers?

Pascal Derrien

9 months ago #7

Cheers Greg good to see I somewhat make sense :-)

Greg Rolfe

9 months ago #6

Very nice expression of what I too am feeling.

Harvey Lloyd

9 months ago #5

My thought was to play the song in front of you. People, places and things are singing a song, play along with the song presented. Next weeks song will present what it does. WHy invade today with next week. Removing the metaphors. The fears of next week will not serve today. Great post and great song, it's a keeper.

Pascal Derrien

9 months ago #4

True Harvey Lloyd I am not the kind to be stuck on a replay but if the current song is good it might last slightly longer than a week :-)

Harvey Lloyd

9 months ago #3

Everyday is a new song. It is when we write next weeks song today that the melody becomes overwhelming. Play the song you see today and next week's song will be good. If we play next week's song all the time then every song becomes the same.

Pascal Derrien

9 months ago #2

thanks Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgaris, indeed lingo, semantic and other linguistic varnishes are way too predominant nowadays. Style over substance :-)

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

9 months ago #1

"Words are the means to meaning" and certain words are much more than some intellectual concept, but rather a map for a new kind of perspective. Thank you for reminding us of that. It's so easy to get stuck in the linguistic trivialities that intellect interprets as different, missing the whole point. Cheers!

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