Sunday, 7 December 2008


With Pluto in Capricorn, we see many transformational changes occurring around us, one of them being the bankrupcies of businesses. When even banks are slashing their workforce, it sure is a sign of trouble times ahead. Personally, during times of despair and unhappiness, reading inspirational quotes such as 'What doesn't kill me makes me stronger' and 'If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes' usually brings me a sense of faith and tranquility.

While businesses are failing in our midst, one establishment managed to thrive - Despair, Inc. It is an online company which specialises in demotivational products. As an advocate of positive affirmations, I was skeptical as to the moral basis of such a service. However, I discovered the Capricornian humour behind all the demotivational messages. Such as:

Some of my personal favourites:

'Not All Pain is Gain'

'If We Don't Take Care of the Customer, Maybe They'll Stop Bugging Us'

'The best leaders inspire by example. When that's not an option, brute intimidation works pretty well, too'

'If you're attractive enough on the outside, people will forgive you for being irritating to the core'

'The Secret of Success is knowing who to Blame for Your Failures'

'It's always darkest just before it goes pitch black'

'Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99% perspiration, which is why engineers sometimes smell really bad'

'Minds are like parachutes. Just because you've lost yours doesn't mean you can borrow mine'

'Some people dream of success, while other people live to crush those dreams'

As humorous as some of these skewed quotes are, there are a few I still do not believe it:

'Dreams are like rainbows. Only idiots chase them' - I'd rather chase them thank you very much, at least I have a goal to aim towards and positive affirmations work wonders!

'You aren't being paid to believe in the power of your dreams' - true, but if you're lucky/shrewd enough, you will be able to manage this easily - let's release this to the angels to take care of the finer details!

You can read more of these wacky quotes on

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