Quotes, Quotes and more Quotes


“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
-Andre Gide


I beg to differ.


:man_shrugging: thats your point of view


Truth be told.



Sorry for a discussion in a thread reserved for quotes, but I personally often find myself in a situation when I’m praised for qualities I do not satisfy in my own eyes. Mostly they praise me for being smart, while I consider myself slightly above average and very specialised in applications of my smartness.

By that I mean something like: “Wow, you’re a pure mathematician, you are definitely a pro at chess/programming/quiz/whatever”. No I’m not. But they think I’m modest then.

No, I’m not :slight_smile:


people tend to misunderstand things. generally for their lack of knowledge and predjuices regarding certain things created by society.


True. And stereotypes applied to me, even in positive sense, often make me feel uncomfortable. That’s why I value the latest quote so much that I even decided to put my little personal experience here.

I mean, even my own wife tends to think I’m better than I actually am at times. Too much for me to handle :slight_smile:


Same, friend…same. :rofl:


Do you also count it as an unhealthy amount of responsibility?


i think that the narrow views people tend to have regarding certain things tend to make them have higher expectations of things, which i would recommend to tell the truth and that things are not as how they think they are otherwise people entrusted with too high expectations might break down from stress


“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
-Albert Einstein


“Just remember. Every time someone complains about first world problem, just be happy that there is a first world they can complain about.”


“It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”
― Maurice Switzer


“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
― William Shakespeare


This is a first world post. You wouldn’t be glad that first world countries exist if you didn’t live in one…


I live in one, and I hope they wouldn’t exist :stuck_out_tongue: our unsustainable global lifestyle is becoming our Doom.


I’m a slave of mass media and capitalism, and I hate every second of it.


Well of course people not living in a first world wouldn’t appreciate it’s existence, but if you have experienced both or have somehow gained the ability to look on both sides of the coin, such as traveling from a third world country to a first world one, you can at least recognize which would be better.

Having the entire world be third world, poor, and with high birth and death rates with lack of technology and disease, or have at least some parts of the world be much much better. Its a no brained when you look at it that way, lesser of the two evils.

@miguelosz while unsustainable lifestyles are much more of a first world problem id argue that can be fixed, whereas if those first world societies didnt exist we may not have had such problems, but we’d have a lot more different ones.


Great, now I’m getting the same geography lessons on the forums as well!


that means more knowledge, and thats good in an human history age where knowledge is power more than ever.