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A Simple Philosophy

18 May

“If you don’t get what you want, change your mind.”

I heard this from an art teacher approximately twenty years ago.  As a philosophy it has served me well — both in art and in life.

The next time you feel frustrated, think about changing your mind.  Try looking at life from another angle.

See where it takes you!

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20 Responses to “A Simple Philosophy”

  1. Kristin Brænne May 18, 2011 at 8:28 am #

    Be a ★ !

  2. Angel May 18, 2011 at 9:53 am #

    I needed this today. Thanks

  3. Big Al May 18, 2011 at 10:34 am #

    A very clever way of saying we need to appreciate what we do have. Thanks for sharing.

    • acleansurface May 18, 2011 at 7:15 pm #

      I think it can have different meanings, depending on the situation. That is what I like most about it.

  4. dlw May 18, 2011 at 2:47 pm #

    you cant always get what you want…but if you try sometimes…you get what you need 🙂

  5. anonnickus May 20, 2011 at 2:13 pm #

    Sometimes it would be nice just knowing what I want. Then changing my mind would be an option. Thank you for putting that excellent thought out in the ethers. I am enjoying it immensely.

  6. charlywalker May 20, 2011 at 3:52 pm #

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  7. Tammy McLeod May 21, 2011 at 7:50 am #

    The late Ann Richards (former governor of TX) had a line like that. She said that she went to her hairdresser and said she didn’t like her hair much. The hairdresser’s response was, “change your mind”.

    • acleansurface May 22, 2011 at 10:10 am #

      Thanks for visiting, Tammy. We should all decide to like our hair!

  8. charlywalker May 23, 2011 at 6:33 am #

    I like this, it’s clean and simple logic…

    Great piece!

    • acleansurface May 23, 2011 at 8:53 am #

      Thanks, Charly. I love anything that makes my life simpler!

  9. pegoleg May 23, 2011 at 7:27 am #

    Like the lyrics to the song “love the one you’re with”. (what a cool picture!)

    • acleansurface May 23, 2011 at 8:52 am #

      Exactly, Peg. I took the photo in Prague. I was fascinated by the individuality of the buildings there, and I wondered how the designer of this one decided to split the stag on a corner like that.

  10. accidentalstepmom June 2, 2011 at 6:12 pm #

    I love both the philosophy and the picture!

    • acleansurface June 3, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

      Thanks. It pays to be flexible, especially for stepmoms.

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