Something for the weekend, sir?

I am not one of those who goes quoting wise sayings.

But this one really made sense when I read it. It’s from the Dalai Lama. Ok, forget his religion for a minute….I never talk about religion anyway, any religion, as it causes more hassle than it solves, but what he says makes logical sense:

“The Dalai Lama, when asked about what surprises him in his life, answered “Man”. Because man sacrifices his health to make money. then he sacrifices his money to recover his health. Then he worries about his future so much, that he cannot enjoy the present. The result being that he doesn’t live in the present or the future. He lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never lived”


About filmcamera999

ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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6 Responses to Something for the weekend, sir?

  1. phrenzel says:

    thanks for this, I just shared it on my facebook feed.

  2. reocochran says:

    I was watching a simple comedy that had a great reminder, but did not have the person the quote generated from, “Be present.” That sums up the Dalai Lama and all that needs to be said. I am a verbose person, using a lot of words in my posts but I also like the quote: “Those who mind, don’t matter. Those who matter, don’t mind.” Take care, Robin

  3. reocochran says:

    Oh, I cleaned up my R rated post, if I didn’t mention it on your blog. Thanks for always being honest. I appreciate the truth in things.

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