Life consists of what a man is thinking of all day. - Emerson

@makingpots (11922)
United States
October 12, 2008 2:40am CST
What do you think of this quote by Emerson? Do you agree? Disagree? Will you give examples of why you agree or not.
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@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
13 Oct 08
Hi Dear i think that Man think about what life consist Of, It can be taken in both perspective, Man has ambition/target/Goal and modify it life and efforts to get it. its whay u r saying but in other scenairo, u have life and u r syuck into it so u think of them as how to solve them and move forward. So i would say its como of Both, Take care
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
13 Oct 08
So, combo of both... that makes very much sense.
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@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
13 Oct 08
seee again agreeing attitude not bad i am glad
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
13 Oct 08
Oh, I can be disagreable....... don't let me fool you.
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@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
12 Oct 08
I agree!! It makes sense to me. What is on your mind is what will be the force behind what you do in life.
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
13 Oct 08
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
12 Oct 08
i agree, my mind stays in a whirl about something all the time.sometimes u have too much to think about.
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
13 Oct 08
I understand, ANTIQUELADY. I have to make outright efforts to quiet my mind or I would stay in a whirl myself.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
12 Oct 08
no I disagree what do I care about what a man thinks about all day that is just crazy, but if you extend it to what we think about all day then that really is life for us.
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
13 Oct 08
I think that by "a man" Emerson was meaning a collective "we". Political correctness was not even heard of in his day.
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@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I think it is our reactions to what we think that shape the day. As well as our reactions to the events outside our control. Life is made up of both. We can handle each with dignity and grace. Or we can go all out of control and crazy.
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I like that, ersmommy1. You are so right, reactions show the real character of a man/woman.
• Canada
27 Oct 08
Makes sense to me, because life is either what it is, and that is what we are thinking about, we are thinking about what is happening, or we are thinking about what we want life to be, and we are working to make those dreams into new realities.
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
27 Oct 08
Hi, danishcanadian. Thanks for stopping by. How are you, dear?