Things we've learnt

I could relate to these:

There’s the family you get, the family you make, and the family you discover along the way.

Inside every one of us is a 12-year-old who deserves a cookie and a hug.

Someday you’re going to be dead. Might as well make the best of the situation while you wait.

It’s okay to be wrong.

Everything mouse-sized and bigger has feelings.

Human mating behavior is actually very funny. But it’s probably a mistake to laugh out loud the first time you see somebody naked.

Life’s not meant to be fair. But humans are. - Nope
You’re never too old to have an adventure. - Amen
Both churches and casinos are there to screw money out of you. But casinos have better cocktail waitresses. - ditto
Nobody outside Texas knows what real barbecue is. Or real pecan pie. - obviously never seen a braai then…
Cats look a lot smarter than they are. - Nope. Cats are smarter than they would like us to think they are
Money can’t buy happiness, but if you’re going to be miserable and lonely anyway, you may as well take the money. - yebo
People who deliberately breed small, stubby-legged, brainless dogs are not really animal lovers. - agreed

Yeah… there are those who would disagree.

I tend to think, as unromantic as the idea may seem, that money is one factor that can help boost happiness. The rest comes from elsewhere, and money may not be necessary if you have other things to smile about. I think this is where the “I’d rather be crying in my Ferrari” sentiment comes from.

But I can see why the sentiment would be comforting to people who didn’t do so well in life. It’s a rationalisation: if we can’t have their wealth, at least we could feel better if they weren’t so happy.

Both churches and casinos are there to screw money out of you. But casinos have better cocktail waitresses.

There are churches with cocktail waitresses?!

Some of the most gentle and generous people I’ve met have been atheists or secular humanists. Plus, they’re not doing it for the heavenly brownie points.

I’m an exception then. I’m not very generous when it comes to charity, and generally I can be a cold bastard. (See 1st point)

Cities suck. But humans can adapt to damned near anything.

Okay this guy is high, I wouldn’t ever again live outside a city.

There are some people who really deserve to be hit in the head with a shovel.

Kinda defeats the remark 2 quotes ago…

There are artists, and there are people who SAY they’re artists.

I would say that art is in the eye of the beholder. But that’s a loooong other thread someday.