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Darwin Ate an Owl. Tuesday March 10, 2015

Einstein was a womaniser.

Edison electrocuted an elephant.

Christopher Columbus was terrible at maths and miscalculated the size of the earth.

Lincoln disapproved of the first amendment.

Isaac Newton was convinced he could make gold from base metals.

The Italian Artist Caravaggio murdered a man.

Alfred Nobel (of the Noble peace prize) invented Dynamite.

Edward Kennedy was suspended for cheating on an exam whilst at University.

Darwin was not averse to sampling the wildlife he found (including an owl).

No one is perfect, even the best of us make mistakes, it's what makes us human, however we generally remember these people not for their mistakes but for their achievements.

Next time you find yourself berating yourself for a mistake you made, stop and accept that it just what makes you another member of the human race. Celebrate the good things you have done and remember that at least you have not eaten an owl yet!(or have you??).

A Moodscope member.

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Di Murphey Tue, Mar 10th 2015 @ 12:34am

Dearest Penny~
Whaaa-whoooooo! I love it and feel so much better reading these words. It is indeed a mystery how we actually grow up in one piece. Many wonderful flaws. Thank you, from my heart.

The Entertrainer Tue, Mar 10th 2015 @ 5:29am

Brilliant, Penny, simply brilliant... I feel a song coming on.
By coincidence, I received a link last night to an excellent infographic on Einstein, which highlighted his many mistakes and his many relationships!
Until then, I had no idea!

Hopeful One Tue, Mar 10th 2015 @ 6:46am

Hi Penny-thanks for the reminder and putting things in proportion.Edison apparently tried 751 times to get his electric bulb working.When asked he simply dismissed his failed attempts saying at least others need not try them.He only remembered his success.

Anonymous Tue, Mar 10th 2015 @ 7:33am

How I wish I could be like that! Minus the Wol-eating of course!
Even today, I have already told myself off for being weak and succumbing to a cold and very sore throat, not helped by Himself asking why I still have it...and shouldn't it have gone by now?
They have all left for work, I was just about to walk dear doggy and I started throwing feel quilty m'lud, as I know I need to get beloved pooch out and I feel like death!
If I ask a neighbour to take him I will have failed, again. I know I'm probably going with him for fresh air...but it may just be a short walk.
Oh, and I feel a failure as I have moaned and groaned to you all. Karen :/

Julia Tue, Mar 10th 2015 @ 8:54am

The things men get away with!

Julia Tue, Mar 10th 2015 @ 12:28pm

I meant only some men and I was trying to be lighthearted for a change. However one of the things I have learnt from Moodscope is that the men who write, comment etc, the ones who are not Anonymous and could be women or men, are the nicest of human beings. I just wish I knew them personally and they had been or are now part of my life. I really do mean this when I say it that the men on Moosdcope have restored my somewhat jaundiced view of some men who have been in my life to date.

Mary Blackhurst Hill Tue, Mar 10th 2015 @ 9:19pm

Hey Di - hello! I have missed you! So good to see you again.

Mary Blackhurst Hill Tue, Mar 10th 2015 @ 9:20pm

Love this, Penny! Whoot. Whoot!
(as opposed to woo woo which is the (deceased and eaten) owl!

Anonymous Wed, Mar 11th 2015 @ 11:18am

Einstein was one of the great manic depressives, and clearly much that could be expected to go with that ... I wonder how he would look on a Moodscope graph?

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