My Philosophies

How impulsive are you and what propels what you do?
Are you quick to pick offense or easy to convince.
Fools take things at face value, make sure you are not one!
For many hire con artists and retain those who cheat.
They retire faithful ones from work and fire innosence!
All that glitters is not gold, everyone knows the quote.
But when it comes to what is right, they can’t tell what is left.
Always stand by what you know and observe what you think.
But don’t just move headlong and shatter all you’ve built.

Then I was a little boy, right now I’m a man.
I used to lisp and cry a lot, now I’m eloquent.
Where went the shyness I once had?
Trust me I don’t care.
One thing is sure and will always be, facts will always change.
Impressions win intentions and leaves man in despare.
Please learn to read between lines and find right steps to take.
Forgive the man and let him go or have more hope with it.
But have this behind your mind,
facts will always change.

Happy or angry, you are who you are.
He ate meat or he ate fish, he’s still your brother.
The clouds let go and the rains let loose, I’m in Africa.
It doesn’t matter what they think, I’m in love with you.
You treat me nice or you give me rice, I am who I am.

Facts change, truth doesn’t.
Truth stands the test of time and continues to stand.
It doesn’t matter what they’ve done, what would be would be.
Truth was right here when we came and will be when we’re gone.
To act based on how we feel will supress the truth.
Time will come when truth prevails and secrets will be known.
Better act in line now that you know and align with the truth.

Author: Nnamonu Tochukwu


59 Responses to My Philosophies

  1. I really like your philosophies. Very interesting read πŸ™‚

  2. Wise words, indeed. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Eric Alagan says:

    Gives much food for thought. Thanks, Eric
    (P/s I clicked Follow on the button at the top…but I don’t think this is enough. How do I follow?)

  4. Love your philosophies, words definetly to live by.

  5. Excellent things to remember…some I REALLY need to remember πŸ™‚

  6. What do you think truth is? I’ve been thinking about that one for ages!

  7. Reminds a bit of the Four Agreements which I use in retreat leading, coaching and life. The hardest two out of four for me are don’t assume and don’t take anything personally. if i can get those two down i know life would be way less disconcerting! Good blog

    • There are things that make all the difference in relationships, communication and life generally; learning to treat assumptions as assumptions is one of them. Thanks much for your beautiful response!

  8. buckwheatsrisk says:

    very fascinating!

  9. onwindydays says:

    There needs to be a like button for this page.

  10. Liza Vassallo says:

    I am not sure what truth is any more; sometimes truth just feels like what people want to believe or want to hear…we all believe our truth and when we do; we think every one else is lying….because they don’t believe our truth…it is a vicious cycle if you ask me…I would like to quote Kahlil Ghabran and say…”When finding truth, say you found a truth – not the truth”

    • Liza, opinions differ and always will. People change and will continue to do so. Variety, they often say, is the spice of lie. Change, they say, is the only constant.
      If one gets tanned by the sun, every previous statements conserning the former complexion will sieze to be true, therefore, it would be wrong to consider facts as truths.
      For anything to be considered the truth, it must not vary from time to time, location to location, person to person or any considerable factor. Left to me, conditional truths are not truths.
      Truth is constant irrespective of our beliefs and the beliefs of others.
      I love the quote you referred to, it’s a nice one.
      Whether you find a truth or the truth, don’t conclude till you ascertain that it never changes. It stands the same through eras, reigns and generations! Thanks for expressing you view.

  11. Liza Vassallo says:

    and thank you for being open to my expression – namaste (the divine in me bows to the divine in you)

    • You are always welcome. Everybody has a unique deposit; something that makes them standout. Being open to expressions is a way to appreciate and encourage uniqueness. I sincerely appreciate your enlightening contributions. Thanks for giving it a thought.

  12. I completely agree with your philosophies. Great blog!

  13. Ayasonice says:

    Nice! I’m glad I found your page through On Windy Days.

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  15. abichica says:

    Your philosophies are so very true and completely spot on! πŸ™‚

  16. Eloquent and heartfelt words to live by. Keep on going.

  17. Very interesting philosophies, ending with “Truth is absolute”. I would have to agree with that, but many people have differing ideas on truth, which can lead to confusion for some.

    Jesus Christ said “I am THE TRUTH” and I believe that is the ONLY absolute.

    I have known, loved and served my loving Father God, through the Lord Jesus Christ, for 54 of my 76 years. In those years I have NEVER found THE TRUTH to be anything BUT the truth. The Word of God has the answer for every question I ask, if not in actual wording, then in principles clearly spelled out, and has been my guide and all I need. Yes, Truth IS absolute!

    • Lovely expression! Facts change but the truth remains truth throughout all times. The truth is undisputable. The truth is faultless and flawless. The truth is perfect. Living against the truth is like swimming against the tides but aligning with the truth brings purity, peace and progress. True fulfilment can only be found in truth. I’m glad you found my philosophies relevant, you are welcome. πŸ™‚

  18. Wonderful sentiments to live by… You have a wonderful blog, my friend..
    It is nice to meet you…! Carolyn

  19. Bumba says:

    Isn’t a fact something that’s true by definition?

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  21. grand-player says:

    Ah, “you will know the truth and the truth will set you free!”

  22. Bee says:

    Right on I like it

  23. I find these philosophies very appealing and inspiring and practical. These surely are a must for survival anywhere whether it be a workplace or elsewhere. I would call them golden rules to live a good life and be loved and respected by everyone you know.

  24. Very well said. Every word you wrote is true.
    We all need to act upon it more often. Thanks for sharing your philosophies. πŸ™‚

  25. wada says:

    I really like this! But the truth is always annoying

    • With the truth, there is no fear of being exposed. The truth is the best foundation for any establishment. It may hurt, but it’s worth taking the pains to stand by the truth.

  26. triciatallen says:

    Thank you so much for the kind thoughts you shared on my blog. Really appreciate it. It’s such a great feeling to know that people I’ve never met find my blog and enjoy my writing. Keep up the great work as well πŸ™‚

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