Exactly what is "Attitude?" I've heard it said that if one can change their attitude, one can change their life! That sounds relatively simple to me...perhaps too simple? Is the word a noun as in, "She has such a pleasant attitude," or is it an adjective as in, "He needs an attitude adjustment?" I know from my own life experiences that attitude is an important factor in how others perceive us within a social milieu. Often it determines whether or not people will choose to associate with us at all, which falls within the parameters of being a bit judgmental. Nonetheless, I often hear a person being superficially described by his/her "Attitude." And exactly what is a "bad attitude?" If someone does something to someone that isn't terribly nice, wouldn't you expect some sort of negative reaction without it being labeled as a "bad attitude?" How important in the global order of traits is Attitude? Let me read some comments on this.
BEST LAWYER STORY OF THE YEAR, DECADE AND PROBABLY THE CENTURY.
Charlotte, North Carolina.
A lawyer purchased a box of very rare and expensive cigars, then insured
them against, among other things, fire.
Within a month, having smoked his entire stockpile of these great cigars and without yet having made even his first premium payment on the policy the lawyer filed a claim against the insurance company.
In his claim, the lawyer stated the cigars were lost "in a series of small fires."
The insurance company refused to pay, citing the obvious reason, that the man had consumed the cigars in the normal fashion.
The lawyer sued and WON!
Delivering the ruling, the judge agreed with the insurance company that the claim was frivolous. The judge stated nevertheless, that the lawyer held a policy from the company, which it had warranted that the cigars were insurable and also guaranteed that it would insure them against fire, without defining what is considered to be unacceptable "fire" and was obligated to pay the claim.
Rather than endure lengthy and costly appeal process, the insurance company accepted the ruling and paid $15,000 to the lawyer for his loss of the cigars lost in the "fires".
NOW FOR THE BEST PART..
After the lawyer cashed the check, the insurance company had him arrested on 24 counts of ARSON!!!
With his own insurance claim and testimony from the previous case being used against him, the lawyer was convicted of intentionally burning his insured property and was sentenced to 24 months in jail and a $24,000 fine.
This is a true story and was the First Place winner in the recent Criminal Lawyers Award Contest.
ONLY IN AMERICA, NO WONDER THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES THINK WE'RE NUTS!
At the close of yesterday's post, I stated that I would pursue the topic of Love further. My plan was to utilize the feedback that readers left in the Comments Section, however, there was but one, so I will discuss another of my personal non-scientific observations instead. My question today is, can "real" love be found on the internet? I highlighted the word "real" because I know that the internet is filled with people who feel very alone and who are seeking any form of affiirmation that they are important and special to somebody. Every one needs to believe that, in spite of their differences, they are worthy of being loved. The internet provides easy access to innumerable people,, but is it possible to fall in love with another person through typed words, shared pictures and perhaps even some "verbal intimacy?" I'm not referring to love as in how we love a friend. I am referring to the kind of love that makes us commit to another person for the rest of our lives. I know that the feelings of love can be there, or can they? They certainly feel as profound and if the relationship "Wasn't all that it appeared to be," the heartache is equallly profound. What do you think?
There have been innumerable expositions on the subject of Love, or more specifically, what Love is. I do not claim to be an expert on the topic, but I conducted an unscientific survey (I asked 10 people the same question), "What is Love?" The responses were unsurprisingly diverse. I will share a few of them with you and then you can tell me what Love means to you?
1: It is the passion that is felt for another human being
2: A feeling of emptiness when not in the presence of the one you love
3: Wanting to see only the good things in the other person, even though you know the bad exist
4: Feeling as though your life has changed forever after you met someone and fell in love
5: A sharing of thoughts, emotions, direction and life-goals
Please let me know what your response would be to the question: "What is Love?" My next post will take this further.