Something I Learned on the Internet

April 15th, 2010

On the Internet, you can take any pithy, semi-inspirational quote and make it sound better by attributing it to the Buddha, the Dalai Lama, or Gandhi. It doesn’t matter whether the Buddha, the Dalai Lama, or Gandhi actually said it. In fact, it doesn’t even matter if you can spell “Dalai Lama” or “Gandhi”!

This is obviously one of the great things about the Internet, but it doesn’t go far enough. I think that the name of anyone famous should be acceptable. Here, some examples:

“Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like no one’s watching.” –George Washington

“Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.” –Mother Teresa

“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell are you going to love someone else?” –Ralph Waldo Thoreau

“You’re never fully dressed without a smile.” –Albert Einstein

“It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.” –Friedrich Nietzsche

“Don’t worry, be happy.” –Saddam Hussein

See how easy it is to spread the wisdom? Look for an explosion of inspiration, coming soon to an Internet near you!

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