Friday, November 8, 2013

Origin of NUMBERS and Desiderius Erasmus Roterdamus (1466 – 1536)

  When Things Don't Work Out as Planned

Not everything will turn out the way we wish it would. Since we will have to deal with this, we need to think about how we will react when things don't happen as planned. Your reactions to these situations will always depend on your self-talk.
If your self-talk is the kind you have when you are angry, sad, bitter, or stressed, you will become angry, sad, bitter, or stressed. If your self- talk is the kind you have when you react wisely or joyfully, you will become wiser or joyful.
If your self-talk is the kind you have when you react in a spiritually elevated way, you will become more spiritual. If your self-talk is the kind you have when you find something good and positive, you will find something good and positive and will feel good.
Regardless of your initial reaction, you can always choose to change your current self-talk. You can learn to respond in the way that you really wish to respond.
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"Only two things are infinite; the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the former."  Albert Einstein

They never taught this at school.

Do you know why numbers look like they do? Someone, at some point in time, had to create their shapes and meaning.

Watch this short presentation and then you will know how our Arabic numbers were originally created a very long time ago and what logic the people that created them used to determine their shapes.
It is really very simple and quite creative? You have to admire the intelligence of a person that created something so simple and perfect that it has lasted for thousands and thousands of years and will probably never change?

When the presentation gets to the number "seven" you will notice that the 7 has a line through the middle of it. That was the way the Arabic 7 was originally written, and in Europe and certain other areas they still write the 7 that way. Also, in the military, they commonly write it that way. The nine has a kind of curly tail on it that has been reduced, for the most part nowadays, to a simple curve, but the logic involved still applies.
I could not attach the power point, because the internet wouldn't let me, but it shows the angles on each letter equals the number itself (1 has 1, two has two etc.)

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Desiderius Erasmus Roterdamus (1466 – 1536) compiled over 4,500 ancient idiomatic expressions and phrases for his book Adagia. Many of them are still in use.


Some sayings and phrases mentioned in Adagia:
  • Make haste slowly
  • One step at a time
  • To be in the same boat
  • To lead one by the nose
  • A rare bird
  • Even a child can see it
  • To have one foot in Charon's boat (To have one foot in the grave)
  • To walk on tiptoe
  • One to one
  • Out of tune
  • A point in time
  • I gave as bad as I got (I gave as good as I got)
  • To call a spade a spade
  • Hatched from the same egg
  • Up to both ears (Up to his eyeballs)
  • As though in a mirror
  • Think before you start
  • What's done cannot be undone
  • Many parasangs ahead (Miles ahead)
  • We cannot all do everything
  • Many hands make light work
  • A living corpse
  • Where there's life, there's hope
  • To cut to the quick
  • Time reveals all things
  • Golden handcuffs
  • Crocodile tears
  • To show the middle finger
  • You have touched the issue with a needle-point (To have nailed it)
  • To walk the tightrope
  • Time tempers grief (Time heals all wounds)
  • With a fair wind
  • To dangle the bait
  • To swallow the hook
  • The bowels of the earth
  • From heaven to earth
  • The dog is worthy of his dinner
  • To weigh anchor
  • To grind one's teeth
  • Nowhere near the mark
  • Complete the circle
  • In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king
  • A cough for a fart
  • No sooner said than done
  • Neither with bad things nor without them (Women: can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em)
  • Between a stone and a shrine (Between a rock and a hard place)
  • Like teaching an old man a new language (Can't teach an old dog new tricks)
  • A necessary evil
  • There's many a slip 'twixt cup and lip
  • To squeeze water out of a stone
  • To leave no stone unturned
  • Let the cobbler stick to his last (Stick to your knitting)
  • God helps those who help themselves
  • The grass is greener over the fence
  • The cart before the horse
  • Dog in the manger
  • One swallow doesn't make a summer
  • His heart was in his boots
  • To sleep on it
  • To break the ice
  • Ship-shape
  • To die of laughing
  • To have an iron in the fire
  • To look a gift horse in the mouth
  • Neither fish nor flesh
  • Like father, like son
  • Not worth a snap of the fingers
  • He blows his own trumpet
  • To show one's heels

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