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Ah, the commonplace, where the crumbs are served and where the opinions are nothing but a regurgitated mess of told stories and stale thoughts.  How easy it is to indulge in such trivial matters and keep your self in a constant state of mental slavery. The commonplace has much to offer the mind, such as gossip, infighting, slander, jealousy, insults, toxic relationship and ruthless influences.

Begin to think on noble things and soon you are on a higher level, pulling people up with you. Try for one week to live a distinguished life, surrounding yourself with the very best the world has to offer.  Good books, good movies, good poems, good discussions, good business articles, good wine, good friends, good music. Meet an inspiring personality.  See a sunrise and a sunset.

Strive to crowd out of your life, unworthy thoughts and unworthy acts.  Just see what will happen if, for a solid week, you fill your life with only the best! —the very best in literature, the very best in art,all the very best.  If only we would surround ourselves with the world’s excellence, we would be Kings and Queens!

I am not that religious but I am reminded of St Paul who wrote to the Philippians and said “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things”

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