"Fear is the main source of superstition, and one
of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer Fear is
the beginning of Wisdom." --Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell was a British Philosopher, logician,
mathematician, historian, writer, essayist, social critic,
political activist, and Nobel Laureate.
Born on 5/18/1872; Died 2/2/1970
Throughout history, many people believed that Friday the 13th was bad luck. Superstitions have been circulating around the globe for a very long time. You will notice that on this elevator panel located at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, TX, it does not have a button for the 13th floor. I noticed it for the first time last month when I was in Austin for the TX REALTORS® Winter Meetings. Whether you believe the superstition is true or false, in order to prescribe to authenticity, in my opinion, after studying the works of Bertrand Russell, one ought to learn to live their life in a rational and logical state of mind. Happy Friday the 13th to all!
Today, I find fewer and fewer sellers utilizing a Dining Room to dine in for meals. Yet, when homes go on the market, I am amazed at how many beautifully staged dining rooms I see. For buyers, this could be confusing. It reminds me of when I would visit relatives who used plastic covers on their living room couch. It was nice to look at, but as a child, I felt they were being fake and not authentic. When it comes to design and staging, authenticity and logic is a work in progress. Buyers would be wise to visualize their life style and not feel intimidated by professional staging and decor they could never afford. A house is not always about fashion but more about the logical reasons why you want to buy a house and what you need and could afford.
Fear can stop you in your tracks. Fear is often the reason why people don't succeed. Fear may result in unintended consequences. I find the best way to shake free of the herd, is to challenge yourself and ask good questions. Look for the logic and be reasonable. Naysayers aren't always logical. Bullies are full of it. Many fears and superstitions are irrational and unreasonable. Try re-framing your fear with success and confidence. Many fears and superstitions are merely ideas. I am naturally excited when people succeed.
Today is Friday, the 13th. Did you complete your Census Survey? It was easy and quick for me! Follow the link above. Don't be stumped when they ask you for a code. I didn't receive one and was able to complete the survey without it. Follow the instructions.