Sunday, April 22, 2012

my collection of fortune-cookie aphorisms

Fortune cookies rarely contain fortunes, but they do seem big on proverbs, aphorisms, and the like. I've uglified my beautiful Mac by taping all sorts of crap to its edges-- Chinese "fortunes" among them. Here's the collection:


You take a [sic] optimistic view of life.

The usefulness of a cup is in its emptiness.

The only way to enjoy anything in life is to earn it first.

One must dare to be himself, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace.


The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get less than you settled for.

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life.

Someone from your past has returned to steal your heart.

The luck that is ordained for you will be coveted by others.

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.


1 comment:

Maven said...

At work, I have a "mindfulness" altar, which has among other things on it, a jade I've been bonsai-ing, a picture of Hanuman, a little buddha flashing the peace symbol, and a chinese fortune which states, "Friendship is love with understanding." I like how sometimes these little slips of paper can give a person a little pause and perhaps a smile.