Life is Too Short to Waste
Life is Too Short to Waste
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Passion vs. Lust
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Life is too short, and far too precious to waste so much as a moment of
it, much less gamble with it. Too much time is lost to needless
misunderstandings and tensions. This booklet cannot possibly cover
everyone’s unique and individual situation in any detail. It’s intent is to
provide some basic guidelines; your own intelligence will enable you to
extrapolate what you need to better understand your own particular
Your life is valuable and finite. Each moment you spend in a
relationship which doesn’t fulfill or completely recognize you, is a
moment you will not have again to spend in one that does -- with
someone who appreciates and loves you for what you are, as well as
for what you aren’t.
It is an accepted fact that a large percentage of a person’s success in
life is directly attributable to the quality of his or her loving relations.
Therefore, it should stand to reason that ANYTHING we can do to
directly improve that quality makes a great deal of sense.
Much of what I’ve said amounts to simple common sense. Perhaps
therein is the reason we often overlook it - because it’s simple ... simple
in a world where complexity is the accepted order of the day.
Opposites do attract, but if the degree of difference is too much there
exists much possibility for problems to arise. Just remember that the
root word of opposite is `oppose’ -- and from there make a
determination of just how much `opposing’ you’re prepared to accept in
your life. Being that all of us are different from each other means that
no one rule, book, or strategy can apply unilaterally.
This is especially true where emotions are concerned. Therefore what
is written in this booklet, as well as what you may read in other
publications, must be taken only as a guideline to be adapted to your
particular life and circumstances. Definitive statements made are for
the purpose of underscoring a principle of common sense -- how you
apply it is up to you and your own good sense.
In this day and age, the traditional values of faithfulness and
monogamy make more sense than ever -- your very life could be at
stake -- also the life of someone close to you. It makes no sense at all
to take a chance, but complete sense to choose the right partner, stay
with him or her, and enjoy the happiness, security, & safety of a
balanced, mutually rewarding life together.
No diversion, distraction, or ‘change of pace’ could possibly be worth
the serious ramifications potentially involved, or the risk of losing a
Our world & society provide many sources of uncertainty, confusion,
and danger. Within the shell of a flourishing relationship you’re shielded
from much of it. Anyone can find such a relationship provided they do
so with the right criteria, and without unreasonable or unrealistic
expectations. In terms of overall success, the peace of mind it will
afford you is priceless.
My wish is that you find such a relationship for yourself; the happiness
you deserve as a human being; and the contentment so many people
unfortunately never find. Every one of us is different, unique, &
individual. As much as we may be similar, it’s the differences between
us which make us interesting and complimentary to each other...
The Five Top Characteristics of an Ideal Partner
*based on a survey of over 1,500 people.
For the Guys
1. Sense of Humor 57%
2. Warm and Loving 51%
3. Intelligent 50%
4. Common Interests 37%
5. Good Looking or Good Company 33%
For the Ladies
1. Warm and Loving 66%
2. Sense of Humor 58%
3. Honesty 43%
4. Intelligence 37%
5. Dependability 35%