Welcome to the archived web site of
Will Joel Friedman, Ph.D. Psychologist (1950-2013)
California License No. PSY 10092
 
Specializing in Presence-Centered Therapy
balancing mind and heart, body and spirit

Now in memoriam - This website is no longer being updated
While Dr. Friedman is no longer with us, there are still many helpful resources on his site. Articles and resource links have been relocated to the top. His family hopes you might find them helpful. But since this site is no longer being updated, some links may no longer work.

 


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Articles by Dr. Friedman (except where noted otherwise)

Categorized by Process | Topic

From His Book | Meditations For Life | The Flow of Money, Business and Innovation | Transpersonal/Mind-Body | Approaches, Worldview and Will-isms

Skills For Life: The Core Playing Field | Free the Ego, and You Are Free | Feeling, Thought, Communication & Action

Strategies/Distinctions For Life: The Core Playing Field | Free the Ego, and You Are Free

Awakening Stories/Metaphors For Life: The Core Playing Field | Free the Ego, and You Are Free | The Way It Is

Holiday Family Gatherings | Cartoons, Jokes and Humor | Poems and Quotes | Song Lyrics, Wit and Wisdom

Jokes, Cartoons and Wisdom

The World According to Lily Tomlin
 

Lily Tomlin, actress, comedian, writer and producer, has a rapier wit and existential humor par excellence. Enjoy her views of life on the planet.

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Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it.

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I can handle reality in small doses, but as a lifestyle, it's much too confining.

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The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.

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We are all in this together, by ourselves.

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Sometimes I feel like a figment of my own imagination.

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The best mind-altering drug is the truth.

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Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.

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A sobering thought: what if, at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential?

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Why is it that when we talk to God we're said to be praying, but when God talks to us we're schizophrenic?

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I may be schizophrenic, but I'll always have each other.

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When I am happy I feel like crying, but when I am sad I don't feel like laughing. I think it is better to be happy; then you get two feelings for the price of one.

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Teflon brain-nothing sticks.

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Delusions of grandeur make me feel a lot better about myself.

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Don't be afraid of missing opportunities. Behind every failure is an opportunity somebody wishes they had missed.

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Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past.

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I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.

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I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody.

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If I had known what it would be like to have it all-I might have been willing to settle for less.


George Demont Otis      Marsh Alders

If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question?

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If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in the library?

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If you read a lot of books you are considered well read. But if you watch a lot of TV, you're not considered well viewed.

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Instead of working for the survival of the fittest, we should be working for the survival of the wittiest-then we can all die laughing.

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It's my belief we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain.

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Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.

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No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up.

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Reality is a crutch for people who can't handle drugs.

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"What is reality, anyway? Just a collective hunch.

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The road to success is always under construction.

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There's so much plastic in this culture that vinyl leopard skin is becoming an endangered synthetic.

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Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse.

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We don't care. We don't have to. We're the phone company.

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What if it's boring-or if it's not boring, it might be too revealing, or worse, it might be too revealing and still be boring.

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Why isn't there a special name for the tops of your feet?

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After all, in private we're all misfits.

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I worry that the person who thought up Muzak may be thinking up something else.

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For fast acting relief, try slowing down.

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There will be sex after death; we just will not be able to feel it.

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The phone company handles 84 billion calls a year, everything from kings, queens, and presidents to the scum of the earth.

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Truth is, I've always been selling out. The difference is that in the past, I looked like I had integrity because there were no buyers.

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If you can't be direct, why be?

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Infinity is just time on an ego trip. We are people with lives, not consumers with lifestyles.

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If the formula for water is H2O, is the formula for an ice cube H2O squared?

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I had a friend who was getting married. I gave her a subscription to the magazine "Modern Bride". The subscription lasted longer than the marriage.

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I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.

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We`re all in this alone.


George Demont Otis      On the Old Road

 


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