Motivational Quote/Word/Videos of the Day 15 Aug 2008


MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life,
the whole aim and end of human existence.”

— Aristotle: was a Greek philosopher

PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS  *******This video has some golden nuggets of wisdom from the regular folk.  Dig the dude with the open shirtHe’s got it down!  It’s sad to hear so many people citing money as the key to happiness.  Sure it provides wealth in terms of material possessions, but spiritual wealth provides a richness greater than anything money can buy.*******

WORD OF THE DAY

INNOCUOUS

• \ih-NAH-kyuh-wus\ • adjective

1 : producing no injury : harmless
*2 : not likely to give offense or to arouse strong feelings or hostility : inoffensive, insipid

Example Sentence:

Bella was surprised when her seemingly innocuous remark enraged her classmates.

Did you know?

“Innocuous” has harmful roots — it comes to us from the Latin adjective “innocuus,” which was formed by combining the negative prefix “in-” with a form of the verb “nocēre,” meaning “to harm” or “to hurt.” In addition, “nocēre” is related to the truly “harmful” words “noxious,” “nocent,” and even “nocuous.” “Innocent” is from “nocēre” as well, although like “innocuous” it has the “in-” prefix negating the hurtful possibilities. “Innocuous” first appeared in print in 1598 with the clearly Latin-derived meaning “harmless or causing no injury” (as in “an innocuous gas”). The second sense is a metaphorical extension of the idea of injury, used to indicate that someone or something does not cause hurt feelings, or even strong feelings (“an innocuous book” or “innocuous issues,” for example).

*Indicates the sense illustrated in the example sentence.

RAGING RYAN  *******Wow!  This was supposed to be a harmless prank, but Ryan was NOT laughing!  LOL

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