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"a long life may not be good enough, but a good life long enough" by benjamin franklin

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pete43lost_at_sea
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this quote is from a book "why worry" by a wise buddhist k sri dhammananda.
i hope this title is ok, how much trouble can this post cause. fingers and toes crossed.

isn't a good life the sum total of our good days. hoping today i do some good.

hugs,
pete

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PGLGreg
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This quote from Ben Franklin might be more accessible in the recent collection published by Frog Books (March 31, 2003), "Fart Proudly".

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PhillieG
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"The essay goes on to discuss the way different foods affect the odor of flatulence and to propose scientific testing of farting. Franklin also suggests that scientists work to develop a drug, "holesome and not disagreeable", which can be mixed with "common Food or Sauces" with the effect of rendering flatulence "not only inoffensive, but agreeable as Perfumes". The essay ends with a pun saying that compared to the practical applications of this discussion, other sciences are "scarcely worth a FART-HING.""

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PhillieG
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used to say "may you live as long as you want to, and want to as long as you live"

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pete43lost_at_sea
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not sure which is more important the spiritual or the farting. it does not really matter.

but farting is almost spiritual on our house.

now when i fart the kids and even the wife clap and smile. it entirely positive.

thanks for the broader context of the quote and yes highly relevant to crc.

hugs,
pete

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KathiM
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thanks, Pete, for the great quote...

Hugs, Kathi

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